Strategic Partnerships

The Society of American Military Engineers has established strategic partnerships with several nonprofit associations whose missions align with that of SAME. The partnerships allow SAME members to take advantage of the licensure, certification, continuing education and networking opportunities offered by these organizations at discounted rates.

Please select the name of each of these premier organizations for more information on the benefits available to SAME members through our strategic partners.

The Infrastructure Security Partnership

Shortly following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, 11 professional and technical organizations and federal agencies formed The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) as a nonprofit partnership focused on facilitating dialogue on domestic infrastructure security and offering sources of technical support and sources for comment on public policy related to the security of the nation’s built environment. For more information on TISP, please visit

Through our strategic partnership with TISP, SAME members are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Discounted registration for select TISP events; and
  • Complimentary subscriptions to the bimonthly TISP e-newsletter.

International Facility Management Association

IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 23,500 members in 94 countries. The association's members, represented in 130 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs and produces World Workplace, the world's largest facility management conference and exposition. To join and follow IFMA's social media outlets online, visit the association's LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. For more information, visit the IFMA press room or

Through our memorandum of agreement with IFMA, SAME members are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Discounted registration for the annual IFMA World Workplace conference and related events;
  • Reduced pricing for IFMA education and training courses, including core competency courses; and
  • IFMA member pricing for the “CFM Examination Review” course and the Certified Facility Manager certification examination.

National Society of Professional Engineers


SAME members can now register for and attend licensure and ethics courses offered by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and receive a special discount rate. Through a “Memorandum of Agreement” [PDF] between SAME and NSPE, SAME members can take advantage of NSPE’s course offerings at NSPE member discounted prices.

Design-Build Institute of America

DBIADesign-Build Institute of America

The Design-Build Institute of America (CMAA)defines, teaches and promotes design-build best practices. Members are connected to a network of over 4,200 leaders in the design and construction industry. DBIA members span the entire spectrum of design and construction professions including, architects, engineers, specialty contractors, public and private facility owners, attorneys, industry consultants, business development professionals, students and faculty.

DBIA offers two types of Certification:  DBIA, which requires two to six years of hands-on experience of pre- and post-award design-build; and the Associate Design-Build Professional™ (Assoc. DBIA™), which does not require hands-on field experience.

SAME and DBIA co-host the annual Federal Project Delivery Symposium each year in the DC metropolitan area. DBIA also holds three other annual events:  the Design-Build Conference & Expo; Design-Build in Transportation; and Design-Build for Water Wastewater. In addition, DBIA offers numerous education opportunities to teach practical "how to" strategies and techniques for the effective implementation of design-build project delivery.

As part of the partnership, DBIA Regions and SAME Posts will have opportunities to host DBIA courses at the Post level, with SAME members eligible for DBIA member rates.

For more information on DBIA and its certification programs, please visit

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