A Federation of Canadian Municipalities MAMP grant-subsidized program for Municipal Teams
The special delivery of the Asset Management Professional (AMP) program for municipal cohorts has now come to a close. The AMP courses are still available through Northern Lakes College, and offered every January, April and September.
Learn more about the public delivery of AMP
This initiative is offered through the Municipal Asset Management Program, which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.
Funding for the partner organizations’ grants is provided by Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), an eight-year, $110 million initiative funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The program provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively.
Applications are still being accepted to participate in the special delivery of upcoming AMP courses.
About the Special Delivery of AMP
Made possible by a grant through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada, cross-functional teams of municipal sector practitioners from across Canada are invited to participate in a subsidized cohort delivery of PEMAC’s Asset Management Professional (AMP) education and certification program that began in May 2022 and will run through November 2023. Delivered in partnership with Northern Lakes College, this initiative is a great opportunity for teams of cross functional practitioners to start their Asset Management learning journey and build skills that will meaningfully improve the Asset Management practices of their municipality.
The AMP program is comprised of six courses. The program introduces participants to the latest in strategic asset management thinking while building organizational capacity for excellence in Asset Management. Participants develop the capacity to engage others and build their knowledge and skills in key subject areas while familiarizing themselves with tools for strategic decision-making at each stage of the asset lifecycle.
AMP Course One, Asset Management Principles and Strategic Development, was delivered live online over 5 days. The course provided participants with an overview of the essentials of Asset Management in the context of ISO 5500x and the GFMAM Landscape, allowing them to identify opportunities for application of Asset Management concepts in their organization to realize value. The other program courses were delivered asynchronously online, each for 10 weeks. Those courses delved deeper into the latest in strategic asset management thinking, developed the capacity to engage others and built knowledge and skills in key subject areas such as risk management, knowledge management (enterprise database systems) while introducing tools for strategic decision making at each stage of the asset lifecycle. In the final course participants complete a “Capstone” project, offering the opportunity to apply the new knowledge and skills to develop a real-life project recommendation.
Successful completion or credit of the six courses qualifies practitioners for the globally aligned Certified Asset Management Professional (CAMP) certification. The AMP courses will also qualify practitioners for the educational component of the globally aligned competency based certifications - CTAM, CPAM and CSAM.
Applications are being accepted to participate in any combination of the remaining scheduled AMP program courses. Complete the form below to receive a full application package.
Who Should Engage?
This program is designed for mid-career municipal sector professionals and senior managers from varied disciplines including engineering, IT, operations, business management and finance, who have responsibility for managing decisions with respect to the core life cycle functions such as design, selection, operation, maintenance of a municipality’s assets.
Asset Management is defined as "the coordinated activity of an organization to realize value from assets". This is why we are seeking cross-functional teams of practitioners with asset management related roles from various departments within the municipality. Each team will work together to develop a common understanding of asset management and to apply it within the context of their organization.
To qualify for entry into special municipal program and the funding available through FCM, applicants must be:
- individuals employed by a local government (e.g. towns, cities, regions, districts, etc.) or elected officials
- individuals employed by a not-for-profit corporation that has an infrastructure-related shared services agreement with a municipality (e.g. utilities, transit authorities, conservation authorities, etc.)
- individuals employed by an Indigenous community that has a shared services agreement with a neighbouring municipality, or elected officials from that Indigenous community
- individuals employed by an Indigenous community that operates under delegated authority by a province or territory (e.g. NWT settlements, Metis Settlement Council of Alberta).
The Delivery Plan
|AMP Course One: Asset Management Principles and Strategic Development Course
(LIVE ONLINE 5 Days)
Gain an overview of the essentials of Asset Management in the context of ISO 5500x and identify opportunities for application of Asset Management concepts in your organization to realize value. Begin to discover Asset Management decision-making tools.
Oct 24, 25, 26 & Nov 1, 2
(Tues., Wed., Thurs., Wed., Thurs.)
|8:30 am to 4:30pm
Manager Asset Management
|**At this time AMP Course 2, Course 3, and Course 4 are no longer available in this grant funded program. There are opportunities to complete these courses through the general public offering by Northern Lakes College. Or if applicable earn credit through PEMAC's Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) process.
AMP Course Two through Six Courses for full municipal program participants
(ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE 10 Weeks)
Course Two - Asset Management Capabilities Development
Learn how to develop the organizational capability for engaging the workforce to achieve excellent Asset Management performance. Topics include: organizational structure analysis to identify changes needed for a holistic asset management approach, change management, project management, systems thinking, training needs assessment, customer supplier relationships, adaptive organizations and cultural discipline. (Special municipal delivery of Course 2 held: July 12 to October 10, 2022. This course is only available through NLC public offering at this time).
|Course registration closed.
|Course Three - Risk Management & Performance Improvement
Obtain an over view of Risk Management tools and techniques and how these techniques can be used to drive performance improvement through the planning, decision-making and operational phases of any corporate objective. See risk management in the context of holistic Asset Management in which all classes of assets are included - physical assets / equipment, knowledge / information assets, human resources and strategy assets. (Special municipal delivery of Course 3 held: November 1, 2022 to January 23, 2023. This course is only available through NLC public offering at this time).
|Course registration closed.
|Course Four - Developing and Implementing Asset Lifecycle Delivery Activities
Gain an understanding of different characteristics and requirements for managing assets through the asset lifecycle delivery stages from asset acquisition, through asset operations and maintenance, to asset disposal. Learn when to use various strategies and tactics and practice applying them to real-world examples. (Special municipal delivery of Course 4 held: February 7 to April 17, 2023. This course is only available through NLC public offering at this time).
|Course registration closed.
|Course Five - Asset Knowledge Management
Study asset information and knowledge management across the full asset lifecycle from the front-end engineering design through the to the “operate and maintain” phase and eventually to asset retirement. Referring to ISO 14224, the course provides a strategic level view of the important role that information and Knowledge Management plays in an asset dependent organization. (May 2 to July 10, 2023)
|Course registration is closed.
|Course Six - Capstone
Review the elements of the previous courses and take the opportunity to bring the concepts together in an applied project that requires the development of an Asset Management Policy and Strategy for an organization as well as the development and implementation of an Asset Management Plan for a particular class of assets. (September 12 to November 20, 2023)
|Course registration is closed.
|*Dates and times are subject to change.
Registration fees for the next special offering of AMP will be subsidized up to 90% by the FCM MAMP grant.
|Course Two Through Six
|$89 (per course)
Additional fees not included:
- Full Program Textbooks (estimate $400+ shipping and taxes / participant + $372 /team for ISO 5500x standards)
Features and Benefits
Accessible, Applied Learning
- Accessible to mid-career professionals
- Instructors are practicing professionals
- Opportunities to apply the learning to the participants' workplace context are included in projects and assignments
- Opportunities to meet and share learning with peers from a variety of municipalities
- Each program culminates in a final project where the participants apply key concepts from each of the courses
- Designed and maintained by PEMAC member subject matter experts
- Independent from consulting services and product sales
- With the bodies of knowledge of leading Maintenance Management and Asset Management professional bodies
- With ISO 5500x standards
- by Professional Bodies and Government Institutions
- Completion of the AMP program (or equivalent education and experience) leads to the "CAMP professional designation" issued by PEMAC
- Qualifies for Continuing Education Units for Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Consult your P.Eng or CET association for more information.
- AMP is recognized by the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) Education, Research and Training committee
Join the many municipalities already participating in the special municipal AMP program including:
Town of Baie Verte (NL)
City of Burlington (ON)
City of Calgary (AB)
Regional District of Central Okanagan (BC)
Cowichan Valley Regional District (BC)
City of Dauphin (MB)
City of Edmonton (AB)
County of Grande Prairie (AB)
Grey County (ON)
City of Guelph (ON)
Halton Region (ON)
Halifax Water (NS)
City of Hamilton (ON)
District of Kitimat (BC)
City of Melville (SK)
District of Mission (BC)
City of Mississauga (ON)
City of Mount Pearl (NL)
Town of Newmarket (ON)
City of New Westminster (BC)
City of Owen Sound (ON)
Region of Peel (ON)
Municipality of Port Hope (ON)
City of Saskatoon (SK)
Town of St. Walburg (SK)
County of Perth (ON)
Town of Pouch Cove (NL)
City of Winnipeg (MB)
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (AB)
Regional Municipality of York (ON)
Applications to participate in the upcoming courses of the 2022 to 2023 grant-funded AMP program municipal offering are now being accepted.
PEMAC is now accepting applications from Canadian municipalities who wish to sponsor participant teams from within their municipality responsible for asset management to take the AMP learning journey together with the aim of meaningfully improving the Asset Management practices.
To achieve the goals of the FCM grant PEMAC will be looking to ensure that participants represent cross-functional teams in their organization and that we serve at least 30 different municipalities of various sizes. Once applications have been reviewed PEMAC will begin notifying successful applicants, and provide course registration details. Registration fees for the requested courses are to be paid in full at time of registration.
Registration in this program is now closed.
- A primary contact from the municipality secures the support of their municipal leadership and recruits a cross-functional team with anywhere between 2 - 3 participants*.
- The primary contact for the team fills out the "Team Application Form"
- Each individual team member fills out the "Participant Application Form" and indicates which courses they wish to participate in
- The primary contact submits the required forms to email@example.com
- Once your team has been notified of its successful application and has paid the registration fees to PEMAC, each participant will receive an invitation to register from Northern Lakes College.
*Exception - for small municipalities (population < 100,000) an application form for a single person will be considered. All 3 forms are still required.
Request information about future opportunities
Complete the form below to be added to PEMAC's interest list for future opportunities.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (905) 823 7255 extension 11.