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 SMRP Body of Knowledge, practice questions and recommended readings. For guidance about long term preparation, check the roadmap to the CMRP.
The Body of Knowledge
There are five pillars in SMRP's maintenance and reliability Body of Knowledge for professionals: Business & Management, Manufacturing Process Reliability, Equipment Reliability, Organization & 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.
SMRP also offers a more comprehensive reference document known as the SMRP Guide to the Maintenance and Reliability Body of Knowledge. It is available for instant online access in the SMRP Library for $75.00 (USD). Click here to purchase the document.
The CMRP Candidate Guide for Certification and Recertification contains several practice questions that are designed to familiarize applicants with CMRP exam content.
Business & Management
Maintenance Strategy by Anthony Kelly
Toyota Way by Jeffery Liker
Manufacturing Process Reliability
Juran’s Quality Handbook by Joseph Juran
Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices by Ramesh Gulatti
World Class Manufacturing by Richard Schonberger
Gateway to World Class Maintenance by Anthony M. Smith
Making Common Sense Common Practice by Ron Moore
Organization & Leadership
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Successfully Implementing TPM by Edward Hartmann
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems by Terry Wireman
Planning & Scheduling by Doc Palmer (first 3 chapters)
SMRPCO does not endorse any outside person, preparation course or product in connection with the CMRP certification program. We do, however, endorse training conducted by SMRP Approved Providers who are recognized as providing best-in-class reliability and physical asset management training that aligns with SMRP's BoK and/or GFMAM's Asset Management Landscape.
SMRPCO Impartiality Statement
SMRPCO understands the importance of impartiality and commits to act impartially in carrying out its certification activities, manage conflicts of interest and ensure the objectivity of its certification activities.