Maintenance and Reliability Management

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Keep pace with the latest innovations and technology with our Maintenance and Reliability Management (MRM) courses.  Each course features practical, problem-solving strategies, designed to help new and experienced maintenance professionals.

Achieve your Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate by completing 5 courses in any order (1 required, 4 electives).

There is no cost or obligation to enroll in the MRM Certificate.

MRM Certificate



Select 1 of 2 options for the required course:

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Beginning in 2024: After achieving your MRM Certificate, complete 4 additional courses to achieve the Advanced MRM Certificate or Advanced MRM Gold Certificate – gold status is achieved if at least 1 course is completed across all 5 SMRP Pillars*.

* The SMRP (Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals) ‘Body of Knowledge Pillars’ serve as a construct, helping illustrate the breadth and depth of our MRM course offerings which span all 5 pillars.  Go to the ‘MRM Courses by SMRP Pillar’ tab below to see where courses fit within pillars.

Advanced MRM Certificate

Jon Wellik
Program Director

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Scheduled courses

Available as a custom course

Improving Equipment Uptime and Performance with TPM


Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP)

In 1992, practitioners from 18 different companies created the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) to actively promote maintenance and reliability within their field and to the public. The SMRP Guide to the Maintenance and Reliability Body of Knowledge details the key areas of maintenance, reliability, and physical asset management that practitioners and professionals should be proficient in to improve their careers. These key areas are highlighted in SMRP’s “Five Pillars of Knowledge.”

Pillar 1: Business and Management

Pillar 2: Manufacturing Process Reliability

Pillar 3: Equipment Reliability

Pillar 4: Organization and Leadership

Pillar 5: Work Management

Enroll in 1 of 2 options for the required course to achieve your Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate:

  • Best Practices in Maintenance and Reliability, Madison, WI or live online

(Previously titled ‘Reliability-Centered and Other Maintenance Management Best Practices’)

  • Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, self-paced

Take four (4) other courses of your choice.

Upcoming CoursesAprilMayJuneSeptemberOctoberNovember
Advanced World-Class Storeroom Principles10/29-11/1
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Asset Strategy Development5/20-5/21
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Best Practices in Maintenance and Reliability4/23-4/25
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Business Basics for Maintenance and Operations
CMMS Setup and Utilization10/23-10/24
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Developing a High-Performance Maintenance and Reliability Organization10/21-10/22
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Effectively Managing Your Maintenance Team9/23-9/24
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Improving Equipment Uptime and Performance with TPM
Lean, Six Sigma, and Maintenance Best Practices
Machinery Lubrication Fundamentals11/5-11/7
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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling9/10-9/12
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MRO Inventory Management
Precision and Predictive Maintenance Technologies and Utilization5/22-5/23
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Preventive Maintenance Optimization9/25-9/26
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Root Cause Analysis Tools for Technical Applications5/1-5/2
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Self-Paced Maintenance and Reliability Best PracticesOnline Anytime
Supervision and the Art of Supervising6/4-6/6
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Using FMEA and RCM to Reduce Equipment Failures4/29-4/30
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Work Management for Maintenance and Reliability5/14-5/16
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The Maintenance and Reliability Management course series will help you:

  • Learn practical solutions to everyday problems
  • Stay current with the latest maintenance practices and technologies
  • Increase your value to your organization
  • Handle complex maintenance challenges and contribute to the bottom line

You’ll be able to network with individuals experiencing similar problems.

Learn from instructors with decades of practical, real-world experience.

The following are shares from specific course attendees:

Reliability-Centered and Other Maintenance Best Practices:

“The course was very informative. I like that it takes some lean principles and gives you way to apply it to maintenance.” – Nick Schenk

“I liked the course and received good info that should translate into value with my day to day as a carpenter shop planner.” – Andrew Powers

“This course is well designed, the pace is appropriate, instructor is very knowledgeable, information is current and timely.” – Jeff Calhoun

Predictive Maintenance Technologies:

“Instructor is knowledgeable and can relate with what happens in the field with real-life scenarios.” – David Lauer

“Wide variety of information across all topics. I feel I have a lot of ideas I can bring back to make our program better”

MRM Certificate Instructors

Joe Anderson

Credentials: CRL, SSGB

Position title: Chief Operating Officer

Robert Bishop

Credentials: CMRP, CRL, IAM, ISO, 55K

Position title: Plant Manager

Ramesh Gulati

Credentials: PE, CMRP, CRL

Position title: Asset Management Professional

John Ross

Credentials: PhD

Position title: President

Jeff L Russell

Credentials: MS

Position title: Co-owner of Russell Consulting, Inc.

Jon Wellik

Credentials: EMBA, LSSBB

Position title: Program Director

George Williams

Credentials: CRL CMRP

Position title: CEO