Workshops & Certification Exams


“Maintenance & Reliability Best Practice Metrics Workshop”

Presented by Rick Clonan, CMRP, Eruditio
Tuesday, May 14 – 1:00-4:30 pm 

How do you know which metrics truly matter? The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Body of Knowledge and Best Practices, 5th Edition, are the basis for this workshop. In this workshop, you’ll gain insights into the latest thinking on maintenance and reliability (M&R) metrics. Attendees will learn how to use the metric hierarchy for linking M&R activities to an organization’s strategy. Using this proven process, M&R practitioners will be able to make the business case for reliability to operations and leadership. M&R best practices will be discussed, along with how the metrics align with SMRP’s five pillars in the Body of Knowledge. This hands-on workshop reviews the standard definitions and application of common metrics developed by the SMRP Best Practices Committee. Attendees will understand how to measure performance consistently, make valid comparisons and provide guidance to their organization on how to use SMRP metrics. The workshop is interactive; attendees will participate in activities using specific examples to apply and calculate metrics.

Learning Objectives

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Examine the process for determining the right set of metrics for your business
  • Understand the process (metric hierarchy) for linking M&R metrics to the organization’s strategy
  • Identify metrics that measure efficiency, effectiveness and strategic execution
  • Practice calculating M&R metrics using formulas and sample data sets
  • Discuss the value of dashboards/scorecards as a tool to track strategic execution
  • Discuss effective techniques of data reporting so that management can use the information to make better decisions

Real Change: How to Implement and Sustain Precision Maintenance® Practices on Your Journey to More Reliable Manufacturing®
Presented by Tom Carr, Reliability Solutions
Friday, May 17 – 8:30-4:00 

In today’s digitized world, you are never more than a few clicks away from another reliability or maintenance best practices class! Be it on-line training or face to face training, there are plenty of choices out there. Understand that closing the skills gap is of utmost importance and you must be careful to select a training partner that utilizes instructors who have “Been there and done that”. However, even though you carefully select your training partner and curriculum, it still seems to be a real challenge to get the new learnings from the class to the floor. So, what is the difference? How do you ensure the value of your training is seen as profitable results from the shop floor?

Tom Carr, Director of Strategic Growth for Reliability Solutions LP, will share his experiences, stories and key learnings, in a workshop setting, to help you understand how to bring about “Real Change” in your manufacturing system. Tom will help you create strategies, develop tactics and apply the work to improve machine life through Precision Maintenance®. Precision Maintenance® is not just a training course, it is a different approach to maintenance. He will help you understand the real meaning of Reliable Manufacturing®, the definition of Precision Maintenance® and how to document, track and report REAL value from precision work! The following are some of the subjects that will be covered in this 1 day workshop:

Creating a Strategy:

  • Understanding the mission
  • Laying out a plan to succeed
  • Constructing a great training class
  • Understanding the value of the “tools of the trade”
  • Preparing for the journey

 Applying the Work

  • What to do before the class
  • What to work on after the class
  • How to build confidence and pride back into the job
  • Documenting the work and the value added
  • Getting operations and maintenance on the same page

Developing Tactics

  • What should you measure
  • How to recognize success
  • Opportunity tagging
  • Job effectiveness tracking
  • Understanding the flow
  • Communicating success

Software Classes

Make plans to stay an extra day and attend a full day of software training. Our trainers will be on hand to review both our DMS and Spectralyzer software programs. Owning the ultrasound equipment is one thing, utilizing the tracking, reporting and analysis tools in our software programs is how you know you’re getting the most out of your investment!

DMS Software Course

Learn how to use all the features of the Data Management System such as how to create application centered reports, SQL reports,custom reports, how to imbed images in the reports as well as how to attach images to records and other data fields, the logistics of setting a route, creating trend charts, setting alarm levels, using the data base manager, configuring lists, setting preferences, uploading and downloading routes, and much more…

Spectralyzer Course

Sound analysis made easy. This course will give you an in-depth understanding of how to get the most out of spectral analysis. Learn the basics of the spectra, time series, dual and waterfall views. In addition the course will review how to customize your screens, setting and loading configurations, using overlays, working with cursors, changing values, setting the harmonic cursor, changing modes from Hz to CPM exporting plots using the bearing fault calculator.

Certification Exams

Certification Exams

As part of our commitment to professional development we are pleased to offer our attendees an opportunity to earn certification! We will be administering the following exams offered by The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

Introducing the newly established Certified Asset Management Assessor Certification. Presented by SMRP & the World Partners in Asset Management, this certification is geared towards individuals currently pursuing ISO 55000 site certification or those facilitating asset management assessments. To learn more click here. To register for the exam click here.

The Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA) certification establishes an individual’s credentials in asset management knowledge and comprehension, globally.


The Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) Program, an ANSI accredited certification, is the number one credentialing program for validating the knowledge, skills, and abilities of M&R professionals. Every facility needs at least one CMRP on its team, and most should have more, as CMRPs have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to ensure operations efficiency and workforce productivity. The exam is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.


The Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT) program validates  the critical knowledge, skills and abilities needed by M&R technicians to ensure reliable facility operations.Stand out from the crowd and gain instant credibility and recognition within the maintenance community by taking – and passing – the CMRT exam, an invaluable credential recognized industry-wide.The exam is available in English only.

The Impact of Condition Monitoring Technologies on Worker Safety
Presented by: Chuck Jarrell, CMRP, Campbell Soup Company; Greg Folts, CMRP, Marshall Institute; Tim Rohrer, CMRP, Exiscan; and Doug Waetjen, CMRP, UE Systems

This workshop will offer an overview of several condition monitoring technologies including Ultrasound, Vibration Analysis and Infrared as they relate to worker safety. A focus on two common applications for these technologies, electrical systems and mechanical systems, and the failure modes of each that can result in a negative impact on plant safety will be discussed. Best practices for safely applying these technologies in a plant environment will be presented.