Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices + SMRP BOK (CMRP Exam Prep)


AW Schultz


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Live Online Interactive Masterclass

4 Days High Intensive Learning with Real world Case studies, Mock test, Brainstorming sessions

Next Batch: May 30th to June 2nd 2023

1450* USD

About this Workshop

This is a 4 days of highly advanced & intensive program which focuses on boosting your understanding of the world’s Best Practices in the Maintenance & Reliability Space of your workforce

Through this Masterclass, we focus on the five pillars of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals, also known as SMRP’s Body of Knowledge:.

Source (SMRP website)

What is SMRP?

The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a not-for-profit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the maintenance, reliability and physical asset management profession.


What is this CMRP certification?

The CMRP is the only certification program of its kind accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which follows the globally-recognised ISO standards for its accreditation purposes.

The test is a thorough examination 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 (BoK), which include: Business & Management, Equipment Reliability, Manufacturing Process Reliability, Organisation & Leadership, and Work Management

Advantages to this workshop

  • Real-world knowledge from improving operations in the industry in over 40 countries
  • Creating leaders in the Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management sector recognised across the globe
  • Help you prepare and make you ready to acquire the most sought after certification for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals across the globe CMRP certification (Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professionals)
  • 4 Days of intensive training from one of the world’s top trainer trainer AW Schultz

Who should attend this program?

The course is designed specifically for individuals participating in or aspiring to the following

  • Production and Reliability Managers and Engineers & leaders
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Production or Project Engineers
  • Construction/Contractor Managers and Supervisors
  • Maintenance Managers, Supervisors, Planners and Schedulers
  • Materials Management Managers/Supervisors
  • CMMS Administrator or Key Users
  • Maintenance Engineers (Functional and Reliability)

Upcoming Batch

May 30th to June 2nd 2023
9 AM  to  5 PM (EST)
Live Online Class
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Skills You’ll Master

  • Asset Management
  • Standards
  • Policies and Stakeholders
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Business Goals and Reliability Goals
  • Leadership
  • Organization
  • Equipment Reliability
  • Manufacturing Process Reliability
  • Work Management
  • Materials Management
  • IoT, Industry 4.0 and Computer Systems
  • Capital Projects Excellence

Metrius Advantage

World-class Trainers

All of our training is led by some of the world's top minds in their respective fields worldwide

Industry Leading Content

Our courses are designed by the same trainer that delivers them hence, guarantees best of the breed curriculum within the training

Recorded Training

6 Months unfettered access to recorded training for maximizing your learning outcome of the program

Unparalleled Support

Support in your journey to becoming a world-class Maintenance & Reliability expert, even after training ends

Learning Objectives

This course will help and Improve your understanding of the best practices of Maintenance and Reliability that our trainer has gathered with over 30+ years of combined experience:

  • Learn how to bring together various tools and International standards for Asset Management to support your journey.
  • Identify and define opportunities for implementing best practices at your own workplace.
  • Learn and understand the relations between the body of knowledge of the SMRP, the Institute of Asset Management, ISO 55000, and other organizations.
  • Identify and define opportunities for implementing best practices at your own workplace.
  • Develop a method to apply the daily pillars into your daily work life.

Meet your Trainer

AW Schultz


AW Schultz is a recognized thought leader on maintenance work management, an entrepreneur, a best-selling author, a sought-after strategist, an educator, and a consultant with global engagements.

With over 25 years of experience in maintenance and reliability, he is routinely called upon to offer guidance to senior executives and those in the maintenance and reliability community to improve their organizations' overall efficiency. Have shown value inability to provide strategic insight and tactical analysis and convert these thoughts into reality by successful engagement and execution.

AW believes that to be great as an educator, you must create a safe, interactive, collaborative environment that promotes problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The right atmosphere encourages students to present their opinions while respecting the views of others. By giving a voice in his training events, they benefit from peer-peer learning and enrich the training material with personal experiences and knowledge so that they can take responsibility for their education and, therefore, enhance the integration of their new insight into their own organization.

To teach students and implement strategies that create a collaborative application of knowledge to new situations. AW believes these practices help employees become ready and able to utilize their expertise and improve the overall organization they support.

An expert in building infrastructures, he emphasizes the cornerstones for success: the engagement of people and processes instilling a leadership culture as part of the company's DNA. His end goal is to help create high-performance individuals working in high-performance teams for high-performance organizations.

AW holds two bachelor's degrees in Agriculture Systems, Manufacturing and an MBA. He is a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional, Project Management Professional, and a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma. AW resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, son, and daughter.

The “Facilitator”

AW Schultz with 20+ years’ of experience as an educator has facilitated the learning of others. He has been an educator, an innovator and an enabler for his learner’s.

Focused on “YOU”

AW Schultz as a great trainer is focused on “YOU” As is the case with a educator, his primary goals has always been to be focused on “YOU” and “YOUR SUCCESS”.

The “AHA” Moment

AW Schultz is in the business of making the learning happen. AW Schultz with his focus on the outcome keeps imploring himself with a simple question-“What is the outcome from this learning session from my trainees?”

Course curriculum [Day by Day training module]


  • Definition of Maintenance
  • Definition of Reliability
  • What does “World Class Maintenance” look like and where was it created?
  • World Class Maintenance Benchmarks
  • Maintenance Leading and Lagging KPIs
  • Work Identification
  • Definition and expectations from PM and PdM
  • The PF Curve and How does it Work
  • Repeatable Procedures(Sub point)Repeatable Procedure Exercise
  • The RACI Model to define Roles and Responsibilities.(Sub point) RACI Exercise
  • Failure Modes and how to manage and mitigate them
  • Developing and Managing a PM Program/Process
  • Steps required to develop an Effective PM Program
  • Writing a Repeatable/Effective PM Procedure
  • Preventive Maintenance Roles and Responsibilities (RACI)
  • Managing a PM Program
  • Preventive Maintenance Leading and Lagging KPIs
  • 14 Steps of a PM Optimization Process
  • How to Manage a PdM Program(Sub point) Preventive Maintenance Exercise
  • CMRP Practice Test
  • Definition of PdM and CBM)
  • The Objective of PdM / CBM
  • Vibration analysis
  • Ultrasonic analysis
  • Infrared analysis
  • Oil analysis
  • Laser-shaft alignment
  • Motor circuit analysis
  • Non-Destructive
  • Testing Day 1
  • Review 2 things you learned today


  • Maintenance Planning Definition
  • Maintenance Planning Workflow
  • Maintenance Planning Leading and Lagging KPIs
  • Maintenance Planning Roles and Responsibilities
  • Maintenance Scheduling Definition
  • Maintenance Scheduling Workflow
  • Maintenance Scheduling Roles and Responsibilities (RACI)
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Exercise
  • Work Order Close Out Definition
  • Work Order Close Out Leading and Lagging KPIs
  • Work Order Close Out Roles and Responsibilities (RACI)
  • Work Execution Definition
  • Work Execution Leading and Lagging KPIs
  • Work Execution Roles and Responsibilities (RACI)
  • Objective of Maintenance Dashboards
  • Maintenance Dashboard Fundamentals
  • Steps to Creating a Maintenance Dashboard


Review of Day 2

  • Create a strategic direction and plan for Maintenance and Reliability Operations
  • Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan to achieve business goals
  • Maintenance and Reliability Leaders utilize knowledge of industry benchmarks to establish goals
  • The Value of Effective Metrics
  • Managing with Leading and Lagging KPIs which measure the direction and success of Maintenance and Operations
  • Safety and Environmental issues are Critical to Success
  • Maintenance is critical to ensuring success of Manufacturing Processes
  • Manufacturing Process Reliability Principles
  • Process Flows are defined
  • Continuous Improvement through Lean Six Sigma
  • KPIs - Operation Driven Reliability (ODR), OEE and TEEP
  • Management of Change and Change Management Protocols
  • Activities that apply to equipment and processes for which maintenance is accountable
  • Access current capabilities of equipment and processes in terms of reliability, maintainability, availability, and criticality
  • Activities selected to apply the most appropriate maintenance practices, so they deliver capabilities in the safest and most cost-effective manner
  • Equipment performance expectations analyzed through methods such as Root Cause Analysis, Weibull Analysis, etc.
  • Nominal design parameters and best demonstrated performance are evaluated and compared to inherent design
  • Defining Predictive and Condition Based Maintenance
  • Understanding the application of Predictive (PdM) and Condition Bases Maintenance Technologies to include
    • Vibration Analysis
    • Infrared Thermography
    • Ultrasonic Testing
    • Lubrication and Wear Particle Analysis
    • Electrical Condition Monitoring
    • Non-Destructive Testing
  • What is Design for Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability?
    • Key Terms and Definition
    • Reliability Block Diagram
    • The Failure Curves
    • Reliability Distribution
    • Asset Life Cycle Cost
  • Organizational structure and alignment to the strategic plan
  • Skills, Competency and Performance analysis
  • Job Task Analysis, Skills Assessments Training
  • Maintenance Workflow
  • Work Requests and Work Request Flow
  • Identifying work
  • Equipment numbering
  • Maintenance Backlog
  • Priority Systems
  • Approval Systems
  • Maintenance Skills
  • How to Change Maintenance Technicians way of thinking
  • Engaging Technicians
  • Roles and Responsibilities

Final Exercise

Creating a Master Plan to transition your organization to a higher level of reliability and maintainability along with a Maintenance Dashboard

Learning Outcomes, Objectives and Who should attend?


Key Takeaways from this training

What “you” should expect to take away from this training:
  • Better understanding of Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices and how to apply in any organization
  • Recognition of the gaps in your Maintenance Organization and how to close those gaps
  • A simple plan one can implement when they return
  • Feel pride in your Maintenance Work through the knowledge one has gained
  • Less stress through new knowledge and skills gained
What should “your leadership” expect to see when you return?
  • A more confident professional based on knowledge gained in the training
  • A simple plan with “quick wins” and long-term sustainment
  • A simple but effective Maintenance Dashboard which can be implemented
  • Procedure Templates and other items which can be used upon return


World Class Maintenance (Alumax Mt Holly – John Day PE, one of the founding members of SMRP)

  • The course is designed specifically for individuals participating in or aspiring to the following
  • Production and Reliability Managers and Engineers & leaders
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Production or Project Engineers
  • Construction/Contractor Managers and Supervisors
  • Maintenance Managers, Supervisors, Planners and Schedulers
  • Materials Management Managers/Supervisors
  • CMMS Administrator or Key Users
  • Maintenance Engineers (Functional and Reliability)


  • Learn what are Known Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices and how to apply in any organization
  • Review what is “World Class Maintenance”, workflow, attributes, and benchmarks
  • Develop Maintenance Leading and Lagging KPIs for any Organization and learn how to create Maintenance KPI Dashboards
  • Identify where Proactive Work comes from and why it is critical to success in any Maintenance Organization
  • Define what is Preventive and Predictive Maintenance and how they impact proactive maintenance
  • Learn how to perform a PM Optimization Process at your site
  • Learn why a Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Process Map is so critical to optimization of wrench-time
  • Define Failures Modes for Specific Components and Assets
  • How to transition Technicians and Production Leadership to Proactive Maintenance believes and attributes

What attendees have to say about this training?

Joel Nathaniel Lawrence

Maintenance Technician Lead at BP Trinidad & Tobago

It was nostalgic, brought back so much that I knew in a different light so to speak.

Albert Han Hoe Mah

Rotating Equipment Engineer at Petronas

Few Top Things - RCM, PMO and Benchmarking (Typical vs World Class). It is a great course to improve plant performance and reliability. A must have course for all maintenance personnel.

Moses Maledo

Reliability Specialist at Parkland Refining Canada

Trainer highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced, went beyond the content and scope of CMRP certification exam and shared his personal knowledge and technical skills relevant for everyday maintenance tasks. I obtained knowledge in asset strategy amangement and maintenance work management which are very useful in my current organization and future organizations as well. Exceeded expectation

Joshua Bell

Reliability Engineer at Oxbow Calcining, LLC

Wonderfully put together and executed.


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I’m Interested in This Program


The training’s key goal is to help Maintenance & Reliability professionals learn about the world’s best practices and methodologies in the area of Maintenance & Reliability for improving their overall M&R, Asset Management Strategies in their profession.

The course will help professionals desiring to obtain certification as a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) by improving their knowledge of the five pillars of M&R best practices.

So, any individuals who are participating in or aspiring to the following should take the training

  • Maintenance and Reliability Managers and Engineers & leaders
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Production or Project Engineers
  • Construction/Contractor Managers and Supervisors
  • Maintenance Managers, Supervisors, Planners and Schedulers
  • CMMS Administrator or Key Users
  • Maintenance Engineers (Functional and Reliability)

I am not interested in CMRP, can it still be beneficial for me?

  • Absolutely, if you are in Maintenance & Reliability space and want to UpSkill yourself to become a well rounded professional, you should definitely consider attending this training as the training is not just about CMRP But it’s beyond that.
  • The course is built on real world knowledge from improving operations in industry in over 40 countries. It is one step forward in creating leaders in the Maintenance, Reliability and Asset management sector who are recognized all over the world.

Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) focus

The CMRP is very focused on the skills required to effectively manage and sustain an effective maintenance and reliability program for equipment and facilities. The body of knowledge is based on five pillars of effectiveness.

  • Business & Management
  • Manufacturing and Process Reliability
  • Equipment Reliability – There is a heavy focus on this pillar
  • People Skills
  • Work Management (Planning & Scheduling of everyday work and projects)
  • The CMRP is for you if you are already heavily involved in equipment maintenance and are seeking more responsibility in that area.

The training is completely Live Online Interactive Classes. You can choose self paced mode, if you’re unable to attend the Live Classes

Granted by the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP), the CMRP trains and evaluates professionals on business and management, manufacturing process reliability, equipment reliability, organization and leadership, and work management.

There are many benefits to becoming a CMRP. For instance, the CMRP certification can help individuals advance in their careers. In fact, some employers place the CMRP certification as a requirement when hiring employees. Also, when you become certified, you gain membership into the SMRP and access to a ton of resources on maintenance and reliability.