FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2016
ATLANTA – Ten companies specializing in training for reliability and physical asset management are now confirmed as approved providers of professional education by the non-profit Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP). The SMRP Approved Provider Education Program recognizes education and training that align with topics and best practices related to reliability and physical asset management. Specifically, those topics which have been documented in the SMRP Body of Knowledge and/or the Asset Management Landscape, published by the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM).
The SMRP Body of Knowledge is the foundation for the ANSI-accredited Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) credential.
Ensuring their courses were recognized by the Approved Provider Education Program was a priority for the Marshall Institute, based in North Carolina.
“During my 16 years working with SMRP, I have seen the organization become a key contributor to the maintenance and reliability community,” said Greg Folts, CMRP, president at Marshall Institute. “The Approved Provider program is the next logical step in supporting the understanding of SMRP’s Body of Knowledge.”
The new program is designed to help practitioners in their search for quality professional education.
“Our program is a new resource for practitioners seeking an additional level of validation for their training providers,” said Ron Leonard, chair of the Approved Provider Education Committee and principal consultant with Life Cycle Engineering. “This validation is important, because since the release of the ISO 55000 standards last year, more companies are recognizing reliability and physical asset management as a valuable business strategy, and expecting tangible results from their reliability leaders.”
SMRP recognizes the following companies as Approved Providers:
- Core Principles, LLC
- eMaint Enterprises, Inc.
- Emerson Reliability Consulting
- IDCON, Inc.
- Life Cycle Institute at Life Cycle Engineering
- Marshall Institute
- MotorDoc, LLC
- Nexus Global Business Solutions, Inc.
- People and Processes, Inc.
- Smartware Group, Inc.
For more information on the Approved Provider Education Program, visit www.smrp.org/approvedprovider.
About Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a non-profit professional society formed by practitioners to serve leaders and advance Reliability and Physical Asset Management. SMRP provides value for individual practitioners and companies who practice and sustain Maintenance and Reliability (M&R) best practices. With nearly 4,000 members worldwide, the SMRP community is dedicated to provide a vast array of benefits, including international affiliations, domestic public and private partnerships, educational opportunities, M&R Body of Knowledge resources, ANSI-accredited certifications, special interest groups, and many local and global networking events. For more information on SMRP, please visit www.smrp.org.
About Global Forum on Maintenance and Global Asset Management
The Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) is an association of professional maintenance and asset management societies formed for the purpose of knowledge creation and sharing and for information exchange among our member societies. To affiliate with GFMAM, a professional society must be a non-profit organization, controlled by the whole membership, legally formed within its region of operations, have significant membership representing a broad base from within the industries it represents, and be willing to actively participate in the GFMAM Council and other GFMAM activities.