What is CMRP Exam?
The CMRP Exam is the leading credential for certifying the knowledge, skills and abilities of maintenance, reliability and physical asset management professionals.
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
organization and leadership
The CMRP is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), 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.
About the SMRP Certifying Organization
SMRP was formed in 1992 by practitioners from 18 different companies who were passionate about actively promoting maintenance and reliability within their field and to the public. In 1997, SMRP formed SMRPCO to create a certification program to validate the skills and knowledge of maintenance, reliability and physical asset management practitioners. Three years later, the first Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional exam (CMRP) was administered.
Why certify with CMRP?
• Many employers use CMRP certification as a prerequisite for hiring employees. • Four out of five CMRP-certified individuals recommend the CMRP as a means to advance an individual’s career. • The CMRP certification complies with ISO 17024, which is accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI). • Becoming certified includes SMRP membership and access to continuing education opportunities, metrics, and best practices.
Certification Application , Fees
There are no educational experiences or requirements to sit for the CMRP a candidate must: 1. Complete the CMRP application, which is available at www.smrp.org 2. Pay all applicable fees
SMRP members: $300.00 (USD)
Non-members: $470.00 (USD)
3. Not have taken the applicable exam within six months
CMRP Exam Subject Areas
The foundation of the Maintenance and Reliability Body of Knowledge is the five pillars of knowledge:
1.0 Business and Management
This subject area describes the skills used to translate an organization’s business goals into appropriate maintenance and reliability goals that support and contribute to the organization’s business results
2.0 Manufacturing Process Reliability
This subject area relates maintenance and reliability activities to the manufacturing process of the organization to ensure that maintenance and reliability activities improve the manufacturing process
3.0 Equipment Reliability This subject area describes two kinds of activities that apply to the equipment and processes for which the maintenance and reliability professional is accountable. First are those activities used to assess the current capabilities of the equipment and processes in terms of their reliability, availability, maintainability, and criticality. Second are the activities used to select and apply the most appropriate maintenance practices, so that the equipment and processes continue to deliver their intended capabilities in the safest and most cost-effective manner.
4.0 Organization & Leadership This subject area describes processes for assuring that the maintenance and reliability staff is the most qualified and best assigned to achieve the maintenance and reliability organization goals.
5.0 Work Management This subject area focuses on the skills used to get the maintenance and reliability work done. It includes planning and scheduling activities, quality assurance of maintenance activities, stores and inventory management
CMRP Exam Details
Duration will be 150 minutes.
Passing score Required
Passing score is 65% in all pillars
CMRP Certification Validity
3 Years Validity
At the conclusion of the exam, preliminary results shall show onscreen. Candidates may access full results immediately upon exiting the exam by logging into his or her Pearson VUE online profile. The examination score reports shall reflect pass or fail status. Candidates shall be given access to diagnostic, non-numerical information indicating their overall performance for each domain of the exam.
Computer-Based: The CMRP exams are delivered online via computer-based testing at Pearson VUE testing centers. No matter the location, the exam will be presented the same way. One question at a time will be displayed on the computer screen. Examinees may select an answer using their mouse or keyboard. The examinee will have access to a calculator on the screen, a timer indicating the amount of time left for the exam and a flag icon to mark a question for review throughout the entire exam session.
How can I study for the CMRP exam?
There are many recommended books to read for the CMRP exam, which are good resources when it comes to real life application but passing the exam is an art.
Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices” by Ramesh Gulati
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook” by Doc Palmer (first 3 chapters)
SMRP Best Practices 6th Edition
SMRP Guide to the Maintenance and Reliability Body of Knowledge
Practice quiz's and exams
SMRP Pillar webinar recording
EPSILON online CMRP Course
CMRP online course is An integrated training program that contains everything you need to pass CMRP Exam , in addition to 1000 CMRP exam questions The course is a 36-Hour interactive training course aimed at giving trainees an overview of the fundamental pillars of Reliability and Maintenance, as defined by the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals. Separately from the course, an examination for the SMRP certification of Certified
Tips for CMRP Certification Exam Success
Start With Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices” by Ramesh Gulati
Create Your Own Custom Study Plan
Do Less Memorizing & More Understanding
Get Involved In an Exam Prep Course
Take Practice Exams