PEMACPEMAC Asset Management Association of Canada

The MMP program provides training and accreditation to those aspiring to, or already in, maintenance management or supervisory positions. Certified MMPs are qualified to provide cost effective management of a business’s physical assets. Individuals who successfully complete all eight modules and become members of the PEMAC Asset Management Association of Canada can apply to receive a Maintenance Management Professional Designation.


MMP courses are recognized by the Ontario Water / Wastewater Association and the Alberta Environment and Parks Water and Wastewater Operator certification for CEU credits. Completion of the courses qualifies journeymen tradespeople for Blue Seal Certification of business competencies through Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training and Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission. MMP courses qualify for Continuing Education Units for Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Consult your provincial engineering or CET association for more information. Practitioners who have completed all of the courses in the MMP program will have the required asset management knowledge for either the globally recognized CTAM or CPAM certifications, and may pursue one of these certifications depending on the demonstrated work experience, skills and level of responsibility.


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Module 1 - Integrated Strategy for Maintenance (MTNC-1019)

Module 1 introduces you to an integrated and holistic approach to maintenance and asset management. It provides a perspective and structure to apply to an organization to see how the organizational performance can be improved through areas of maintenance and asset management.

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Module 2 - Production & Operations Management (PROD-1028)

This module links maintenance strategies with those of production and operations. By studying production methodologies maintenance managers will be better prepared to apply these techniques to improve the performance of their business unit and align their efforts to support the production goals of the organization.

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Module 3 - Human Resources for the Maintenance Manager (MGMT-1105)

Module 3 looks at how human resources practices relate to the maintenance environment. Topics include: understanding the legal aspects of human resource management, dealing with labour issues, human resource planning, applying recruitment and selection procedures, orientation, training and employee development, performance appraisals, performance management, the union management interface, compensation management, safety.

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Module 4 - Financial Management for the Maintenance Manager (ACCT-3032)

Focus will be on the application of accounting and finance principles as it pertains to the maintenance management role. The module will give you an understanding in the foundation principles of accounting and cover the four main pillars of accounting knowledge the maintenance manager needs to support a successful maintenance department. These four main pillars are: project analysis, budgeting/forecasting, cost analysis for managerial decisions and micro inventory.

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Module 5 - Developing and Implementing Maintenance Tactics (MTNC-3002)

Module 5 focuses on maintenance efforts to ensure that physical assets safely, capably, reliably and repeatedly perform to their designed specifications. Focus is on techniques to develop maintenance tactics that will address how the assets are used, how they are likely to fail, the consequence of failure, and identifying maintenance tactics that are both feasible and worth doing.

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Module 6 - Maintenance Work Management (MTNC-3005)

Planning, scheduling and work coordination form the foundations to maintenance's ability to add value to the goods and/or services of their companies and customers. Effective planning and scheduling ensure that the right things are done at the right time using the right resources and the right tools in an effort to enhance process reliability while minimizing interruptions to production processes and/or services. This module provides a study of the fundamental principles of the planning and scheduling process in addition to the basics of planning, scheduling and work coordination methods. Upon completion of this module, participants will have a sound understanding of planning and scheduling tools and how to apply them to effectively transition from reactive to proactive asset management. Key learning elements include effective use of resources, aligning maintenance activities with production or service schedules, developing and documenting maintenance strategies and integrating proactive maintenance tactics.

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Module 7 - Maintenance Information Management (MGMT-5026)

Module 7 will demonstrate why collecting and managing maintenance information is important for realizing value from assets and aligning maintenance management with the organization’s overall objectives. Participants will learn when and where maintenance information is critical within the asset’s lifecycle, and particularly within the maintenance management functions. (Note: This is new curriculum that replaces the previous MMP Module 7: Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)).

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Capstone Course (MTNC-5002)

Students will review the major teaching points from the previous MMP modules to help enable them to apply the principles, latest concepts and techniques to real maintenance problems found in the students' work. The facilitator will guide the review discussions. Students will each select a maintenance problem found in their place of work. Upon approval from the facilitator, the team will work together to provide a solution to the identified problem.

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