The Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM) has expressed a wish for its qualifications to become the 'de facto stamp of approval' for fleet management, at the same time as setting itself a membership target of 1,000. Delegates at the institute's Fleet 2020 conference were told that membership had grown by 5 per cent in the last 12 months.æ This year was also the first in which more women than men had come through the ICFM courses. ICFM Chairman Paul Hollick said: 'The numbers are growing; we are being talked about and referred to as thought leaders within our industry. 'From assistant fleet managers to fleet directors running the mega-fleets, they are skilled, at the top of their game and driving our industry forward. 'We want ICFM qualifications to become the qualifications required to be a fleet decision-maker. These qualifications will be the de facto stamp of approval that you can do the job and we want to make fleet management a fully recognised vocation.î The ICFM also plans to build on the work it's done with other industry organisations, such as fleet representative body ACFO, as well as the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the British Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA).æ Mr Hollick told delegates that the organisation would continue to work hard in order to ensure that it's training remained relevant, and developed further subject areas in order to ensure members stayed on top of new topics and initiatives.