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Ten companies approved as SMRP Education Providers for reliability and physical asset management

By SMRP and Smartware Group news releases

Aug 26, 2015

Ten companies specializing in training for reliability and physical asset management are now confirmed as approved providers of professional education by the nonprofit Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (

The SMRP Approved Provider Education Program recognizes education and training that align with topics and best practices related to reliability and physical asset management. Specifically, those topics which have been documented in the SMRP Body of Knowledge and/or the Asset Management Landscape, published by the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM).

“SMRP is widely considered the premier asset management resource for companies looking to improve their processes and procedures,” said Jon Krueger, Executive Director of SMRP. “As such, we encourage maintenance and reliability professionals alike to build business connections with practitioners and industry leaders, like Smartware Group. It is rewarding to have them a part of our program.”

The SMRP Body of Knowledge is the foundation for the ANSI-accredited Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) credential. Ensuring their courses were recognized by the Approved Provider Education Program was a priority for the Marshall Institute (, based in North Carolina.

“During my 16 years working with SMRP, I have seen the organization become a key contributor to the maintenance and reliability community,” said Greg Folts, CMRP, president at Marshall Institute. “The Approved Provider program is the next logical step in supporting the understanding of SMRP’s Body of Knowledge.”

The Approved Provider program is new this year and is meant to give SMRP members certainty that they are receiving high-quality education from a vetted group of training providers.

“We are gratified to see that our efforts to create a valuable training experience for Bigfoot users has been validated by SMRP, an organization we hold with high regard in the industry,” said Paul Lachance, President and CTO of Smartware Group ( “Our continued program development is driven by our commitment to helping maintenance professionals achieve their goals with great success.”

The new program is designed to help practitioners in their search for quality professional education.

“Our program is a new resource for practitioners seeking an additional level of validation for their training providers,” said Ron Leonard, chair of the Approved Provider Education Committee and principal consultant with Life Cycle Engineering ( “This validation is important, because since the release of the ISO 55000 standards last year, more companies are recognizing reliability and physical asset management as a valuable business strategy, and expecting tangible results from their reliability leaders.”

SMRP recognizes the following companies as Approved Providers:

  • Core Principles, LLC
  • eMaint Enterprises, Inc.
  • Emerson Reliability Consulting
  • IDCON, Inc.
  • Life Cycle Institute at Life Cycle Engineering
  • Marshall Institute
  • MotorDoc, LLC
  • Nexus Global Business Solutions, Inc.
  • People and Processes, Inc.
  • Smartware Group, Inc.

For more information on the Approved Provider Education Program, visit