Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) Certificate

Developed and authorized by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada the “Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) Education and Certification Program” consists of eight modules. Modules are constructed to progressively help participants understand and embrace the various concepts necessary to be effective as a maintenance and physical asset management professional. Our Maintenance Management Professional program provides training and accreditation to those aspiring to, or already in, maintenance management or supervisory positions. Certified MMP’s are qualified to provide cost effective management of a business’ physical assets. Graduates have the knowledge and skills to drive improvements in business processes, operational productivity, cost reductions, safety, environmental compliance, increased economic life of assets, return on investment and effective communication between departments.

Delivery: This program is offered virtually through Blackboard Collaborative.

Program Summary

Module 1: An Integrated Strategy for Maintenance Management (15 hrs)
This module develops the framework for thinking about a strategic approach to maintenance management that is integrated with the business. Drawing on the elements presented in the “Maintenance Excellence Pyramid” of Uptime, participants in Module 1 will learn how strategy, people, basic care, materials management, performance management, work management, support systems, and tools such as RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance) and RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis) can work together to build a culture of excellence.

Training Dates and Times
November 23, 24, 25, 26, 2020
23 – 8am – 12pm
24 – 8am – 11:30am
25 – 8am – 12pm
26 – 8am – 11:30am

Module 2: Production and Operations Management for the Maintenance Manager (30 hrs)
This module links maintenance strategies with those of production and operations. By studying production methodologies maintenance managers will be better prepared to apply these techniques to improve the performance of their business unit and align their efforts to support the production goals of the organization.

Training Dates and Times
Part 1: December 14, 15, 16, 17, 2020
14 – 8am – 12pm
15 – 8am – 11:30am
16 – 8am – 12pm
17 – 8am – 11:30am

Part 2: January 25, 26, 27, 28, 2021
25 – 8am – 12pm
26 – 8am – 11:30am
27 – 8am – 12pm
28 – 8am – 11:30am

Module 3: Human Resources Management for the Maintenance Manager (30 hrs)
This module looks at how human resources practices relate to the maintenance environment. Topics covered include the role of human resources in maintenance management, meeting legal requirements, recruitment and selection, orientation training and employee development, proper application of performance appraisals, the union management interface, managing change through effective leadership and managing safety in the workplace.

Training Dates and Times
Part 1: February 22, 23, 24, 25, 2021
22 – 8am – 12pm
23 – 8am – 11:30am
24 – 8am – 12pm
25 – 8am – 11:30am

Part 2: March 22, 23, 24, 25, 2021
22 – 8am – 12pm
23 – 8am – 11:30am
24 – 8am – 12pm
25 – 8am – 11:30am

Module 4: Financial Management for the Maintenance Manager (30 hrs)
This module focuses on the application of accounting and finance principles as it pertains to the maintenance management role. The module will give you an understanding of the foundation principles of accounting and cover the four main pillars of accounting knowledge the maintenance manager needs to support a successful maintenance department. These four main pillars are: Project Analysis, Budgeting/Forecasting, Cost Analysis for Managerial Decisions, and MRO Inventory.

Training Dates and Times
Part 1: April 26, 27, 28, 29, 2021
26 – 8am – 12pm
27 – 8am – 11:30am
28 – 8am – 12pm
29 – 8am – 11:30am

Part 2: May 24, 25, 26, 27, 2021
24 – 8am – 12pm
25 – 8am – 11:30am
26 – 8am – 12pm
27 – 8am – 11:30am

Module 5: Developing and Implementing Maintenance Tactics (30 hrs)
This module focuses on maintenance efforts to ensure that physical assets safely, capably, reliably and repeatedly perform to their designed specifications. The focus is on techniques to develop maintenance tactics that will address how the assets are used, how they are likely to fail, the consequence of failure, and identifying maintenance tactics that are both feasible and worth doing. After developing tactics, the module will focus on how tactics need to be implemented and their effectiveness tracked.

Training Dates and Times
Part 1: June 21, 22, 23, 24, 2021
21 – 8am – 12pm
22 – 8am – 11:30am
23 – 8am – 12pm
24 – 8am – 11:30am

Part 2: July 26, 27, 28, 29, 2021
26 – 8am – 12pm
27 – 8am – 11:30am
28 – 8am – 12pm
29 – 8am – 11:30am

Module 6: Maintenance Work Management (30 hrs)
Effective Work Management ensures that the right maintenance work is done on the correct assets, at the right time, using the right resources and the right tools. This module provides a study of the fundamental principles of the work management process in addition to the basics of planning, scheduling and work coordination methods.

Training Dates and Times
Part 1: August 23, 24, 25, 26, 2021
23 – 8am – 12pm
24 – 8am – 11:30am
25 – 8am – 12pm
26 – 8am – 11:30am

Part 2: September 27, 28, 29, 30, 2021
27 – 8am – 12pm
28 – 8am – 11:30am
29 – 8am – 12pm
30 – 8am – 11:30am

Module 7: Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) (30 hrs)
The focus is on techniques to develop maintenance tactics that will address how the assets are used, how they are likely to fail, the consequence of failure, and identifying maintenance tactics that are both feasible and worth doing. After developing tactics, the module will focus on how tactics need to be implemented and their effectiveness tracked. Topics include: Integrating use of CMMS with other departments, Project planning and organization, Implementing team development, Assigning team roles and responsibilities, Integrating the CMMS activities: Financial, Work/job planning, Data collection, Preventive and predictive maintenance.

Training Dates and Times
Part 1: October 25, 26, 27, 28, 2021
25 – 8am – 12pm
26 – 8am – 11:30am
27 – 8am – 12pm
28 – 8am – 11:30am

Part 2: November 29, 30, December 1, 2, 2021
29 – 8am – 12pm
30 – 8am – 11:30am
1 – 8am – 12pm
2 – 8am – 11:30am

Module 8: Capstone Course (30 hours)
Through the application of the key learning elements from the previous 7 MMP modules participants apply the principles, latest concepts and techniques to a final project. Working in small groups or teams, participants will select a project that will audit, assess and improve their current maintenance departments or develop a new maintenance strategy in their company or resolve a significant maintenance issue within their departments. There is also the option of developing a “Greenfield” maintenance strategy and program upon approval from the instructor. The assessment of the Capstone projects is intended to qualify participants for their MMP certification and designation. Pre-requisites: Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
Training Dates and Times
January 10, 11, 2022
10 – 8am – 12pm
11 – 8am – 11:30am

March 21, 22 2022
21 – 8am – 12pm
22 – 8am – 11:30am


For more information, please contact
training@northern.on.ca