ATLANTA, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) announces the launch of its Approved Provider Education Program, established to recognize Industry Partners who provide training aligned with physical asset management and/or SMRP's current Body of Knowledge (BoK).
The new members-only education program allows Industry Partners to gain an additional level of acknowledgement for their education and training offerings, while helping practitioners feel confident they are receiving quality training that has been vetted by a neutral third party.
"We created this program in response to strong demand in the marketplace," said SMRP Chair Craig Seibold, CMRP, with Newmont Mining. "We are confident it will be a valuable resource for our members seeking to expand their knowledge of physical asset management and the new ISO 55000 standards."
Interested Industry Partners will apply by describing how their educational offerings align with any of the 39 asset management topics identified by the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) and/or any of the subjects within the SMRP BoK.
"We predict that the demand for physical asset management education will continue to grow, and we're excited to be able to offer reliability professionals this new service," said Jon Krueger, executive director of SMRP.
For more information on the SMRP Approved Provider Program, visit our website.
About Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a not-for-profit professional society formed by practitioners to serve leaders and advance Reliability and Physical Asset Management. SMRP provides value for individual practitioners and companies who practice and sustain Maintenance and Reliability (M&R) best practices. With nearly 4,000 members worldwide, the SMRP community is dedicated to provide a vast array of benefits, including international affiliations, domestic public and private partnerships, educational opportunities, M&R Body of Knowledge resources, ANSI-accredited certifications, special interest groups, and many local and global networking events. For more information on SMRP, please visit www.smrp.org.
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