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.

SAME has signed memorandums of agreement with the Construction Management Association of America, The Infrastructure Security Partnership and the International Facility Management Association. Please select the name of each of these premier organizations for more information on the benefits available to SAME members through our strategic partners.



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 www.tisp.org.

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.
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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.



The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,000 members in 60 countries. The association’s members, represented in 125 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, manage more than 37-billion-ft2 of property and annually purchase more than $100 billion in products and services. For more information on IFMA, please visit www.ifma.org.

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.

The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) is North America’s only organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of professional construction and program management. Since its inception in 1982, CMAA’s membership has grown to 8,700 members and counting. The Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI), a subsidiary of CMAA, administers the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) program, which has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute, and has certified 1,700 CCMs to date.

CMAA services both the public and private sectors and is made up of individual practitioners, academics, corporations, and owner companies. With 28 chapters through out the nation and 40 student chapters, CMAA is dedicated to promoting and enhancing leadership, professionalism and excellence in managing the development and construction of projects and programs.

CMAA presents two national gatherings annually: The Owners Leadership Forum in the spring and the National Conference & Trade Show in the fall. Additional events such as topical workshops and "best practices summits" are scheduled each year. For more information on CMAA, please visit www.cmaanet.org.

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

  • Discounted registration for the CMAA Annual Conferences and related events; and
  • CMAA member pricing for CMAA training courses, seminars and webinars.
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