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About SMRP

The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a nonprofit professional society
formed by practitioners to advance the reliability and physical asset management industry and to
create leaders in the field. SMRP provides unparalleled value for individual practitioners looking to
expand their knowledge and skills in maintenance and reliability and build more business connections
with other practitioners. SMRP is the premier asset management resource for companies looking to
improve their processes and procedures.

SMRP provides ANSI-accredited certification programs to validate the skills of practitioners and give
them an edge when applying for jobs in maintenance and reliability. Read more . . .

CMRP Certification
The Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) program is the #1 leading credentialing
program for certifying the knowledge, skills and abilities of maintenance and reliability professionals.

The CMRP is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which follows ISO
standards for its accreditation and processes. Examining more than just textbook information, the
CMRP is a thorough examination of a broader scope of expertise measured against a universal
standard. It was developed to assess professionals’ aptitude within the five (5) pillars of the
Maintenance and Reliability Body of Knowledge:

 Business Management
 Equipment Reliability
 Manufacturing Process Reliability
 Organization and Leadership, and
 Work Management.
Boost your confidence and authority by adding an internationally-recognized certification after your name.
Get CMRP certified today.

Exam Study Resources
A foundational belief in developing this examination is that professionals in the maintenance and
reliability industry learn critical knowledge, skills and abilities from a variety of sources, both on the job
and from outside training; therefore, no specific work experience or education are required for the
certification. Nevertheless, there are a number of resources that can aid in preparing for the CMRP
exam, such as the Body of Knowledge, practice questions and recommended readings.

The Body of Knowledge

There are five pillars in the maintenance and reliability Body of Knowledge for
professionals: Business and Management, Manufacturing Process Reliability, Equipment Reliability,
Organization and Leadership, and Work Management. The critical knowledge, skills and abilities
under each of these pillars are outlined in the CMRP Candidate Guide for Certification and
Recertification.

Recommended Readings
 Business and Management
 Maintenance Strategy by Anthony Kelly
 Toyota Way by Jeffery Liker
 Manufacturing Process Reliability
 Juran’s Quality Hand book by Joseph Juran
 Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices by Ramesh Gulatti
 World Class Manufacturing by Richard Schonberger
 Equipment Reliability
 Gateway to World Class Maintenance by Anthony M. Smith
 Making Common Sense Common Practice by Ron Moore
 Organization and Leadership
 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

 Successfully Implementing TPM by Edward Hartmann  Work Management  Computerized Maintenance Management Systems by Terry Wireman  Planning & Scheduling by Doc Palmer (first 3 chapters) CMRP Certification The Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) program is the leading credential for certifying the knowledge. It was developed to assess professionals’ aptitude within the five pillars of the SMRP Body of Knowledge (BoK). and Work Management. which follows the globally-recognized ISO standards for its accreditation purposes. reliability and physical asset management professionals. . which include: Business & Management. Manufacturing Process Reliability. skills and abilities of maintenance. The CMRP is the only certification program of its kind accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The test is a thorough examination of a broad scope of expertise measured against the universal standard. Equipment Reliability. Organization & Leadership.