Announcing BIFMA Learning and Attributes of Contract Furniture
Initially, BIFMA Learning will serve as the training platform for BIFMA Faculty. These individuals are authorized to deliver the association’s CEU-accredited courses in-person or via webinar. Any associate from a member company may participate. For information on how to become approved, contact us.
BIFMA currently offers three courses, all of which meet the highest standards for CEUs by the accrediting bodies, IDCEC, AIA, and GBCI. “We are happy to share our expertise by providing high value continuing education that meets health, safety, and welfare requirements for interior designers and architects”, says Jennifer Wammack, Director of Outreach for BIFMA.
BIFMA Learning is launched with the addition of a new course, Attributes of Contract Furniture. This CEU explains eight of the key attributes that drive furniture decisions in the commercial built environment. In this era of increased working from home, the attributes of Aesthetics, Quality, Craftsmanship, Safety, Performance, Health & Wellness, Sustainability, and Verification are every bit as important for employees working remotely. The course provides the tools necessary for making balanced and appropriate choices with user safety at the core.
BIFMA is committed to educating the marketplace about the importance of furniture safety for all those who influence purchasing decisions. In the near future, BIFMA Learning will expand to provide on- demand content for those seeking to fulfill their continuing education requirements in interior design (IDCEC), architecture (AIA), and green building (LEED AP and WELL AP).
BIFMA is the not-for-profit trade association serving business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, the organization has been the industry leader in developing furniture safety, durability, and sustainability standards that insure product performance and inspire confidence. BIFMA educates the stakeholder community on the importance and proper use of these standards; provides industry statistics and forecasts to members and the public; and advocates for regulatory conditions that enhance value and foster innovation.