Certification FAQ

Have questions about any of our exams? We've answered the top questions below.

How long is the exam?

The CMRP is 110 multiple choice questions, and examinees have 2.5 hours to complete the exam. The CMRT is 175 multiple choice questions, and examinees have 3 hours to complete the exam. The CAMA exam is 2 hours and is approximately 110 questions.

How do I prepare for the exam?

The CMRP exam is designed to gauge competence in a number of areas related to maintenance and and reliability. The exam’s focus is on applied knowledge; therefore, the study of references alone is unlikely to ensure success on the exam.  To help candidates prepare, we have developed a "roadmap" to the CMRP.  

How do I study for the exam?

While SMRP does not publish a CMRP or CMRT exam study guide, it does provide several helpful study resources.

We also recommend the Candidate Guide for Certification and Recertification for the CMRP and CMRT exams.  These guides are designed to familiarize candidates with the five pillars of the SMRP Body of Knowledge as they pertain to the specific exams and offer several practice questions for each. Access them below.

How long will I have to wait to get my results?

SMRPCO aims to provide exam results within four to six weeks once the exams are receivd in our office. To ensure your results are delivered properly, please be sure to enter your contact information correctly when filling out the application. The email address that is entered, is the address that will be used to notify you that the results have been uploaded to your profile. You can check the status of your exam results by clicking here.

For those who take a computer-based CMRP exam, results are available within 48 hours.

May I retake the exam if I had an unsuccessful attempt?

Examinees must wait at least six months before reapplying to take any of the exams.  You will be required to pay the application fee for each additional exam.

How long does my certification last?

The CMRP, CMRT and CAMA certifications are active for three years. Certified individuals must recertify every three years to maintain their recertification. For more information on recertification and to access the recertification application for CMRP and CMRT, click here

How can I file an appeal or complaint?

Use the Appeal Submission Form or the Complaint Submission Form.

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