SMRP Body of Knowledge Guided Study


Review SMRP’s Five Pillars of Knowledge. The guided study is an intensive review of each pillar’s components designed for organizations looking to further develop their team through CMRP certification.

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This guided study is a comprehensive review of the SMRP Body of Knowledge by an experienced CMRP holder and proctor. Each pillar’s components are explored using interactive discussion, real-world examples, and sample questions.

Participants who read the following resources have greater success passing the CMRP exam:

CMRP preparation guide (SMRP website)
The Asset Management Landscape, 2nd edition (Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management –
Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, 2nd edition (Ramesh Gulati)
Making Common Sense Common Practice, 4th edition: Models for Operational Excellence (Ron Moore)

Learn How To:
Define key elements of a reliability-focused business and management strategy (Pillar 1):

  • Create and manage a strategic direction and plan for reliability
  • Select, track, and report on key performance indicators
  • Change management and communication
  • Managing environmental, health, and safety risks

Define how reliability activities improve manufacturing process reliability (Pillar 2):

  • Understand process flow, parameters, and quality specs
  • Process improvement techniques – e.g., loss elimination and continuous improvement programs
  • Maintaining processes in accordance with standards and regulations

Outline equipment reliability best practices (Pillar 3):

  • Determining equipment reliability expectations and goals
  • Evaluate equipment reliability and identify improvement opportunities
  • Establish a plan to ensure equipment reliability for new and existing assets
  • Cost justify plans for implementation

Describe how organization and leadership support maintenance and reliability staffing and development (Pillar 4):

  • Determining organizational competency and staffing requirements
  • Analyzing organizational capability and developing personnel
  • Organizational structure, roles, and responsibilities for reliability
  • Leading and managing people

Cite work management best practices (Pillar 5):

  • How to identify, validate, and approve maintenance and reliability work
  • Maintenance and reliability work priority, planning, and scheduling
  • Planning and executing maintenance and reliability projects
  • Using information technologies effectively
  • Managing resources and materials effectively


Course Information
The course is 3 days of instruction and individual study.


All candidates must register for the exam through SMRP. The exam fee is paid directly to SMRP and is not included in the course fee. The CMRP will be awarded by SMRP upon successful completion of the CMRP exam.


Who Should Attend
Experienced maintenance and reliability professionals who want to attain the CMRP designation. Professionals interested in building their competency in maintenance and reliability disciplines.

CMRP Preparation Guide (SMRP Website)
The Asset Management Landscape (GFMAM Website)


Download and Share the Course Brochure Here:

SMRP Body of Knowledge Brochure


Additional information

Additional Information

Each course includes a comprehensive active learning manual, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, and the use of a fully equipped e-business center. Class hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Thursday. Virtual course hours run from 11am-5pm EST. All students completing a class at the Life Cycle Institute will receive a certificate of completion awarding 2.1 CEUs.

Your training needs are unique. Unique needs may require on-site training, tailored for your environment, at a time convenient for you. For more information please contact the Life Cycle Institute Team at

Course Locations

Life Cycle Institute – Charleston
4360 Corporate Road
Charleston, SC 29405
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The Ohio State University College of Engineering
356A Bevis Hall,
1080 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210
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Clemson University
Center for Corporate Learning
One N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
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The University of Kansas
Edwards Campus
Regnier Hall, 12610 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213
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Washington State University – Everett
915 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201
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Course Brochure

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