Obtain Environmental Certification for your Facility!

SFMA is proud to offer its Environmental Facility Certification program, designed to help sports field managers demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship. This program recognizes facilities that meet the requirements and employ best management practices in areas such as water conservation, pesticide use, and environmental regulations.

The Process

To receive certification, fill out the Environmental Facility Certification Report Card Parts I & II electronically and submit it. Once you have achieved 80% compliance on each of the 12 sections, engage an attester who is a Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) to validate your environmental practices. The attester can be an SFMA certified member, an academic or extension agent, or someone of your choice who meets the requirements.

If your practices are verified, your facility will be designated an SFMA Certified Facility for Environmentally Responsible Management, and you will have the option to order an Environmental Stewardship plaque for $100. Certification is valid for three years, after which a simple form must be completed to validate that the environmental practices are still in place.


The initial fee for the program is $50, and the recertification fee is also $50. If you do not achieve an 80% passing score, you have one year to re-assess the sections that you did not pass. If a sports field manager leaves a facility, the certification still remains valid until the end of the three-year period.

If you have any questions about the Environmental Facility Certification program visit the webpage here or contact SFMA Headquarters at 800-323-3875.