BIFMA Education and Professional Development

Current Education Initiatives

The 360° Leadership Conference:

This annual 3 day event The BIFMA 360° Leadership Conference is a must add to your calendar.  Leading thinkers gather to share their ideas and help set new directions for our industry. Members receive discounted attendance to The 360º, gain access to tailored education resources, collaborate with industry associates, and contribute their insights to our advocacy efforts.  Typically held in late January - click on the link above for more information. 

Furniture Summit:
The Annual BIFMA Furniture Summit is your opportunity to get updates on all of the ANSI/BIFMA Standards in one place, at one time, and meet the many volunteers in your industry that make it all possible.  Our standards, founded on centuries of craft and enhanced by ever-advancing science, embody the best of our knowledge on safety, ergonomics, and sustainability.
  Typically held in the fall - check the events calendar for more information. 

Continuing Education Units:

BIFMA currently has two continuing education units (CEU) programs for the A&D community, facility managers, commercial building owners, end users, dealers, and manufacturers. The CEU's are approved by AIA (LU|HSW), IDCEC (LU|HSW), and GBCI CE credit.

  • ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard & LEVEL Certification program.  Technical education for those who wish to understand the standard in a framework that showcases how it applies to their everyday need to specify sustainable products.
  • Demystifying Furniture's Role In Sustainability.  Defines and compares leading sustainability programs in the market and explains the key role furniture plays in each.

To request information about hosting a training session at your company, facility, or for your group, visit our level website.