How to Achieve the MMP Certification
To receive MMP Certification from PEMAC and the right to use the letters "MMP" behind your name, you must either:
1. (Complete of all of the courses in the MMP education program with at least 60%) - OR - (Demonstrate equivalent education and experience in compliance with the PEMAC "Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition" program.)
2. Remain a PEMAC member in good standing
After August 31st, 2017, PEMAC membership will be optional. In lieu of the membership requirement you will register with PEMAC as an MMP Certificant which will include a Certification fee. A requirement to demonstrate continuing professional development to maintain your certification will be required by August 31st, 2018. That said, we want to keep you as a member! So PEMAC members who are MMPs will get a significant discount on their certification and recertification fees.
Congratulations! If you met the requirements outlined, above, it's time to apply to PEMAC for your MMP Certification.
- If you are not already, become a PEMAC member now
- Gather the transcripts of any courses you have taken and/or your PLAR letters and save/scan them to .pdf format
- Login as a member and fill out the quick online application for PEMAC MMP Certification form and upload your transcripts
Maintaining your MMP Certification
Until August 31st, 2017 the only requirement to maintain your MMP Certification is to hold a PEMAC membership.
After August 31st, 2017, PEMAC membership will be optional and your MMP Certification must be renewed annually and demonstration of continuing professional development will be required by August 31st, 2018. That said, we want to keep you as a member! So PEMAC members who are MMPs will get a significant discount on their recertification fees.
[Pending Form: Apply for MMP Recertification]
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 form 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:
- Do you have five or more recent years experience in maintenance management?
- Do you have in-depth experience related to a specific MMP module?
- Has your learning progressed in this area over time?
- Do you keep up to date with changes in the field by reading, taking workshops and courses?
- Do you network with others in this area?
- Can you demonstrate your learning by submitting transcripts, taking a challenge exam or submitting documented evidence?
Prior Learning can be assessed in one of three ways:
- 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, www.icascanada.ca and WES, World Education Services, www.wes.org
- 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.
- Portfolio / Interview - The candidate submits documentation to describe 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.
- Because PEMAC approved instructors are assessed to teach a particular module using an 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 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 Exam||TBD|
- Review the module Learning Outcomes [[Provide Link]] to see if your prior learning already meets the course objectives.
- Complete the PLAR application form for the relevant course(s) [[Provide Link]]
- The average length of time to process a PLAR application is 4 - 6 weeks.
- Once approved you receive a PLAR letter that you can submit as part of your MMP Certification application
What if my PLAR application is unsuccessful?
You can re-apply for assessment one additional time for any given Module.
[FORM: Apply for Prior Learning Assessment for one or more MMP Course(s)]
Employer Recognition of MMP Certification
We have observed job postings that recommend or require MMP Certification posted by the following employers:
Greater Toronto Airport Authority
Maple Leaf Foods
Treehouse Private Brands