PEMAC is a national not for profit association providing global leadership, education and certification in world class maintenance,
reliability and physical asset management practices.
How long does it take to complete the Maintenance Management Professional Certificate program?
The MMP Program is offered on a different schedule by each of the offering institutions in Canada to meet the needs of working, early and mid-career professionals. You can reasonably take up to 3 courses per year while working full time. At that pace it will take just over 2 years to complete the program.
How robust is the training associated with MMP relative to other offerings out there?
Besides attendance at instructor-led sessions, MMP participants have reading assignments from course textbooks, homework assignments to apply concepts and exams. The total student workload is between 675h to 900h for the 8 Modules and takes on average 2 years to complete. Modules 1 - 7 each have a 3 hour exam and Module 8 is a 30 h Capstone Project, which requires the participants to apply the learning outcomes of Modules 1 - 7 to a relevant project at their place of employment.
Is MMP recognized as a leading program and if so, how and by whom?
Several leading companies have established MMP as a core training program for their maintenance and reliability professionals and have named it specifically when advertising for positions. Examples include Suncor, Encana, City of Toronto, Toronto Airport Authority, Canada Post. PEMAC is working towards international recognition for the MMP program. We have recently joined the Global Forum for Maintenance and Asset Management www.gfmam.org and we are participating with the other 4 countries on the Global Forum certification project to see how the various national programs compare and to consider what steps will be necessary for program alignment and the possibility of mutual recognition.
How broad is industry acceptance and support for MMP?
There are now over 600 Certified Maintenance Management Professionals dispersed widely across Canada representing all sectors involved in large-scale physical asset management.
Do you have any information to support a business case for the MMP Program... something that quantifies value provided, typical/sample expectations/improvements after training, etc?
The Capstone project that each participant in the MMP Program completes requires them to assess their company's current state on the "Maintenance Maturity Grid", make a recommendation to move forward and to justify their recommendation by building the business case using financial analysis. A sampling of Capstone projects from this past term: "Business Process Redesign" potential Net Present Value 2MM. "Best in Class Maintenance Pathway" potential Net Present Value 600K. "Analysis of Compressed Air Systems" potential Payback 10 months. "Implementing Operator-Based Maintenance" potential Payback 10 months. "Asset Care Implementation" 1st year potential net returns 4MM based on improvement in efficiency and reduction of overtime. Naturally these are proposal projects that may or may not be implemented. But it gives you an idea of the kind of thinking graduates of the program bring back to their place of employment in terms of the ability to identify projects, prioritize them and build the business case.
Why would we choose to implement the MMP program as recommended or core training for our maintenance and reliability teams?
The MMP program has excellent feedback from course participants who consistently report learning the skills they need to feel confident being able to call themselves maintenance management professionals and to work together with others in the company on continuous improvement initiatives. MMP has been successful at attracting top employees to the challenge of a very high commitment learning goal. The employee benefits personally from the recognition of a professional designation and a College/University Certificate. The employer benefits from the skills, professionalism, common language and renewed energy developed through having employees participate in the program. This is a win-win that works very well for all concerned and as the capstone projects above indicate, the potential return on investment for this training can be significant.
I have completed the MMP Program by taking all 8 courses through one or more teaching institutions. How do I get my Certificate?
Here are the steps: 1) If you haven't already, become a member or renew your membership. 2) Submit the application for certification according to the instructions on the form. Forms for both steps are available in the footer of this page. Your certificate will carry the logo of the college where you took Module 8.
I have heard that taking the MMP Program makes me eligible for Blue Seal Certification in Alberta. How do I get my Blue Seal?
Blue Seal Certification in Alberta is a recognition of development of business competencies for Journeymen from Alberta Industry Training. MMP Certification is one of several recognized training paths. More information is available on the Alberta Industry Training Website at: http://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/experiencedworkers/business-competencies/
Can I renew my membership online?
Yes! Online payment is now availalbe for Individual Memberships. To buy online, use the Login link on the black menu at the top right-hand corner of the site to access the secure payment area. Corporate and Allied members are asked to use the paper form and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to manage their renewals. NOTE: If you are already a member or have done previous business with us you are likely already registered to use the site. The Login algorithm will guide you through a process to check for your email adress in the system and to reset your password if you have forgotten it or never received one.