Practitioners from 18 different companies created the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) in 1992 to actively promote maintenance and reliability within their field and to the public. Following the successful launch of the society, the inaugural SMRP Annual Conference took place in 1993 in Nashville, Tennessee. The event brought together practitioners to network, exchange ideas and learn about the latest tools and technologies.
Less than a decade later, members developed the Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification to serve as a benchmark for maintenance and reliability best practices. The first CMRP exam was administered at the annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2000, laying the preliminary groundwork for a recognized certification program. The CMRP has since been accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB).
Nearly 30 years after its formation, SMRP’s reach has expanded to over 60 countries across six continents. Membership has grown to over 7,000 individuals, and there are more than 5,000 Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (CMRP), Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technicians (CMRT) and Certified Asset Management Assessors (CAMA) practitioners worldwide.
As the premier provider of educational opportunities, networking events and resources for maintenance, reliability, and physical asset management professionals, SMRP is committed to conducting business with a member focus. SMRP develops and implements a multi-year strategic plan directly aligned with the organization's mission, vision, and values.