Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate

Improve Your Maintenance and Reliability Management

Find out more about UW-Madison’s Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate (MRM) program today!

Keep pace with the latest innovations and technology while completing courses in the series, which features practical, problem-solving courses to help new and experienced maintenance professionals. Earn your Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate (MRM) by completing one required course on Implementing a Reliability Centered Maintenance Program and four other  courses from the MRM series held in Madison or online. Attend as many courses as you wish, in any order, without obligation to the certificate. The choice is yours.

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Maintenance and Reliability Management series courses will help you learn practical solutions to everyday problems and increase your value to your organization. By staying current with the latest maintenance practices and technologies, you’ll know how to handle complex maintenance challenges and contribute to the bottom line. And, you’ll meet colleagues from other companies who are experiencing some of the same problems. Our instructors have decades of practical, real-world experience, and they’ve received excellent ratings from past students.

Who Should Enroll?

If you are…

  • Involved or responsible for your company’s asset or maintenance program
  • Part of the change process in your organization’s maintenance
  • New to the field
  • A senior member of the maintenance team who is tired of doing the same thing and getting the same results, constantly putting out fires, and never having the time to do things right

you will benefit and save your company time and money! Courses cover maintenance management topics including preventive/predictive maintenance for production and facilities, total productive maintenance and purchasing and inventory management.

Obtain CMRP Certification

You can earn your Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) credentials through the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP). SMRP is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to develop and promote excellence in maintenance, reliability and physical asset management while creating leaders in the profession. SMRP provides unparalleled value for individual practitioners and professionals looking to expand their knowledge and skills, while building on business connections with others.

The SMRP CMRP exam is proctored by UW-Madison Engineering Professional Development, the day following the Reliability-Centered Maintenance course. Those interested in taking the exam must pre-register and pay through the SMRP website.

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Earn your Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate (MRM) by completing one required courses and four elective courses from the MRM series held in Madison, Wisconsin, or online. Attend as many courses as you wish, in any order.

Timeframe: 75 hours of coursework. Typically, students need two years to complete the certificate.

Cost: Individual course costs range from $1,295 to $1,695

New online courses are being developed! Contact for more information.

Required Course

Reliability-Centered Maintenance

Choose Four Other Courses

Planning and Scheduling Maintenance Operations

FMEA and RCA for Maintenance and Reliability

Implementing An Effective and Practical Predictive Maintenance Program

Lean Maintenance Operations

MRO Inventory Management

Successfully Implementing Total Productive Maintenance

Effectively Managing Your Maintenance Team

Maintenance Management 101

Preventive Maintenance Optimization

Introduction to Predictive Maintenance Technologies

Improving Equipment Uptime and Performance with TPM

CMMS Setup and Utilization

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