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Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP)

The CMRP exam is a thorough test of a broad scope of expertise measured against the universal standard. It was developed to assess professionals’ aptitude within the five pillars of the SMRP Body of Knowledge, which include: business and management, manufacturing process reliability, equipment reliability, organization and leadership, and work management.

The CMRP is accredited by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), formerly known as the American National Standard Institute (ANSI), an independent third-party organization that evaluates certification programs and organization requirements on a regular basis. The CMRP exam is the only certification program of its kind accredited by ANAB under the ISO/IEC 17024 standard. Visit to learn more about accreditation.

Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT)

CMRT is the leading credentialing program for the knowledge, skills and abilities of maintenance and reliability technicians. The certification assesses the proficiency of those responsible for preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance – multi-skilled individuals who play a critical role in the success of organizations worldwide. 

The CMRT exam tests competency and knowledge of specific tasks within four domains: Maintenance Practices, Preventative and Predictive Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Analysis, and Corrective Maintenance. CMRT is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under the ISO/IEC 17024 standard. Visit to learn more about accreditation.


CMRP and CMRT certificants must meet recertification requirements during the three-year certification cycle to retain certified status for each subsequent three-year cycle. Certificants must acquire 50 course hours from a combination of two or more activities as described in the Recertification Activities Categories section of the Recertification Handbook. For more information about recertification, please refer to the Recertification Handbook in English or Spanish.