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MMP Certification

To Qualify for the MMP Certification

Receiving Maintenance Management Professional Certification from PEMAC is a statement that you have met, and continue to meet, a certain standard of professionalism. PEMAC lists MMP-certified individuals on the MMP registry of this site and licenses those individuals to use the letters "MMP" behind their name for a specific period of time. To initially qualify you must demonstrate one of the following on your initial application:

1. Complete of all of the modules in the MMP program with at least 60%

- OR -

2. Demonstrate equivalent education and experience in compliance with the PEMAC "Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition" program.

Certification Process

Congratulations! If you have met the requirements outlined above, it's time to apply to PEMAC for your MMP Certification.

  1. Gather the transcripts (official or unofficial) of any courses you have taken and/or your PLAR letters and save/scan them to .pdf format
  2. Fill out the online application for PEMAC MMP Certification form, upload your transcripts and pay your certification fees.

Maintaining your MMP Certification

When your MMP Certification expires the renewal requirements include signing off on the PEMAC Code of Ethics, demonstrating a minimum standard of continuing professional development (CPD), and payment of recertification fees.

After September 1, 2021 the CPD requirements to renew your MMP Certification will be as follows:

Minimum total of 120 hours over 3 years in at least two (2) of the following categories:

  • Formal education and training
  • Presentation and publishing
  • Formal education and training delivery
  • Community participation
  • Informal education (max 20 hours/year)
  • Professional Practice (max 20 hours/year)

The period that will be considered will be from July 1st to June 30th each year. This means that any CPD you undertake from July 1st 2021 will be counted. The first assessment of whether you have met the 3 year CPD requirements will be with renewals occurring in 2024.

PEMAC Certification includes membership benefits, as well as continued opportunities for you to contribute to the development and recognition of the Maintenance Management profession.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition is a process that allows you to receive recognition for skills and knowledge that you have already acquired. Whether it's learning from previous post-secondary studies, work experience or independent study, PEMAC recognizes that relevant learning can take place in a variety of settings, both inside and outside the traditional classroom. Obtaining recognition for prior learning can reduce the amount of classroom time required to obtain the MMP Certification.

How Much Recognition Can I Get?

Module 1, "An Integrated Strategy for Maintenance Management" and Module 8, "Capstone" are compulsory (except for approved instructors - see PLAR option #4, below) and therefore not eligible for credit through PLAR.

You must submit an application form and fee for each Module for which you would like to have your prior learning assessed.

Am I a Good Candidate for PLAR?

To help you answer this question, here are some questions for you to consider:

  1. Do you have five or more recent years of experience in maintenance management?
  2. Do you have in-depth experience related to a specific MMP module?
  3. Has your learning progressed in this area over time?
  4. Do you keep up to date with changes in the field by reading, taking workshops and courses?
  5. Do you network with others in this area?
  6. Can you demonstrate your learning by submitting transcripts, taking a challenging exam or submitting documented evidence?

PLAR Options

Prior Learning can be assessed in one of three ways:

  1. Transfer Credit - If you have completed a comparable course (content, level and length) at another accredited institution, you may apply for an exemption. A course outline and transcripts will be required for the assessment. If you have completed the course outside of Canada, you are advised to have your credential assessed for Canadian equivalency before applying for an exemption. Two organizations that specialize in credential assessment are: ICAS, International Credential Assessment Service, and WES, World Education Services,
  2. Challenge Exam - You can opt to challenge the final exam of the course. The exams are 3 hours in length and may have short answer, essay, or multiple-choice questions. Candidates must achieve a minimum of 60% on the exam.
  3. Portfolio / Interview - The candidate submits documentation describing his or her demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities for each of the learning outcomes of the course. The reviewer may interview the candidate for clarification or additional information.
  4. Because PEMAC approved instructors are assessed to teach a particular module using a portfolio/interview type of assessment and are held to a higher standard than those seeking PLAR for certification, approved instructors qualify for PLAR for any Module for which they've been approved (including 1 & 8). A PLAR application and payment of the fee is still required.

PLAR MMP Equivalency Matrix

To learn which courses have been evaluated and considered equivalent and which institutions offer these courses, download the the document below. 

Download the PLAR MMP Equivalency Matrix


PLAR by Transfer Credit: 

Course on PEMAC's equivalency matrix


Course not on PEMAC's equivalency matrix

PLAR by Portfolio / Supplementary Interview$125
PLAR by Challenge ExamTBD

Next Steps

  1. Express interest to get more information about applying for PLAR.
  2. You will receive an email with more details, application and payment information. 
  3. The average length of time to process a PLAR application, once received, is 4 - 6 weeks.

What if my PLAR application is unsuccessful?

You can re-apply for assessment one additional time for any given Module.

NEW - Maintenance Work Management Certificate

PEMAC recently launched the Maintenance Work Management Certificate designed for maintenance practitioners such as planners, schedulers, supervisors, coordinators, as well as other operations personnel who work alongside maintenance.

Practitioners who complete Module 1 and 6 of the MMP program are eligible to apply for this certificate which recognizes an individual's understanding of the benefits of an integrated maintenance management strategy and the fundamental principles of work management processes, with an emphasis on maintenance work planning, scheduling, and coordination methods.

Learn More

Employer Recognition of MMP Certification

We have observed job postings that recommend or require MMP Certification posted by the following employers:

Acara Solutions
Almag Aluminum
Aurora Cannabis, Inc
Bartech Canada
Calgary Transit
Canada Post
Canadian Tire
Canlin Energy Corporation
Catalyst Paper
Cenovus Energy
City of Beaumont
City of Hamilton
Co-op Refinery Complex
Finning Canada
Gibson Energy
Greater Toronto Airport Authority
Irving Paper
Maple Leaf Foods
McGill University
Nalcor Energy
NOVA Chemicals Corporation
PharmEng Technology
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Sanofi Pasteur
Sherritt International
Suncor Energy
Toronto Water
Treehouse Private Brands
US Steel
Vale Canada
Xcelerate, Canada