Maintenance Management Certification

A certified Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) is an invaluable addition to organizations in almost every industry – most notably oil and gas, energy, and manufacturing. But there is no question that certified Maintenance Management Professionals play a crucial role in establishing financial sustainability for governmental departments and agencies, universities and colleges, hospitals, and airports. Hotels, resorts, and property management companies also see excellent ROI from having a Maintenance Management Professional on staff.

Even the most experienced maintenance manager can’t just declare themselves an MMP based on their experience – at least not in Canada. The MMP designation requires the completion of specialized training as per the guidelines established by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC):

“The Maintenance Management Professional certificate program focuses on the tools, techniques, strategies and skills necessary for effective management of a business’s existing physical assets. Graduates have the knowledge and skills to drive improvements in up-time, production capacity, equipment reliability, safety, environmental compliance, economic life of assets, return on investment and effective communication between departments.” 1.

According to the salary range of a certified MMP in Canada is $54k-$88k. The median salary of a certified MPP in Canada is just over $74,000: 

“An early career Maintenance Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$54,274 based on 161 salaries. A mid-career Maintenance Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$66,213 based on 163 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$82,804 based on 238 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$87,823.”  2.

Listed on the PEMAC website, there are a number of post-secondary institutions across Canada that are authorized to offer Maintenance Management Professional certification programs:

Bow Valley College – Continuing Education
Calgary, Alberta
Contact: Continuing Education Team
(403) 476-2223

British Columbia Institute of Technology – Burnaby Campus
Burnaby, British Columbia
Contact: Brent Dunn
Associate Dean, Mechanical Engineering
(604) 432-8755

Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario
Contact: Kim Lair
Manager, Corporate Training
(705) 566-8101, ext.6802

College of the North Atlantic – Labrador West Campus, Business Development
Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador
Contact: Janet Bradly
Business Development Officer
(709) 944-6908

Conestoga College – Corporate Training
Contact: Erin Szwalek-Hornby
Program Assistant
(519) 748-5220, ext.3764

Fanshawe College – London – Continuing Education
London, Ontario
Contact: Ann Wilkinson
Program Assistant
(519) 452-4443

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Continuing Education Team
416-675-6622, ext.4139

Mohawk College
Hamilton, Ontario
Contact: Jennifer Garside
Program Secretary Continuing Education – Technology and Skilled Trades

New Brunswick Community College – Moncton
Moncton, New Brunswick
Contact: Continuing Education

New Brunswick Community College – Saint John
Saint John, New Brunswick
Contact: Stephanie Mason
Administrative Assistant I Business Development New Brunswick Community College
(506) 658-5485

Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology
Timmins, Ontario
Contact: Whitney Ryan
Program Assistant
(705) 235-7213

Northern Lakes College – On-line
Contact: Continuing Education & Corporate Training
(780) 849-8623

Southeast College
Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Contact: Jody Holzmiller
Vice President, Training
(306) 848-2518

St. Clair College – Corporate and Professional Training
Windsor, Ontario
Contact: Sandy de la Penotiere
Training Consultant
(519) 972-2727, ext.5226

Université du Québec – École de technologie supérieure – ÉTS
Montreal, Quebec
Contact: Michel Rioux
Directeur Genie des operations et de la logistique
(514) 396-8617

University College of the North – Thompson – Community Education
Thompson, Manitoba
Contact: Margaret Monias
Community Education Coordinator
(204) 677-6510

University of Saskatchewan – Graham School of Professional Development, Engineering Student Centre
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Contact: Debora Rolfes
Acting Director
(306) 966-7830

Absent from the list is Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia. Though they are not listed on the PEMAC website, they do offer an online Maintenance Management Certification program through the Dalhousie University – College of Continuing Education:

The certificate will benefit maintenance managers, maintenance directors, superintendents, supervisors, lead hands, CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) managers, planners, engineers and people who are in training for any of these positions. There is also an advantage to training representatives from operations and stockrooms for their perspective and input. New as well as experienced maintenance managers and supervisors and other administrators responsible for the maintenance function within their organization will benefit from this powerful and specialized certificate program. The program is designed for all types of maintenance environments including refineries, chemical plants, factories, mines, large buildings, organizations with many smaller buildings, and all types of mobile fleets. 3.

Are you developing or revising a Maintenance Management strategy for your organization? Make a certified MMP part of your plan. And consider using custodian™ CMMS – Cloud-based Maintenance Management Software.


  1. Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada.
  2. Payscale Inc. website:
  3. Dalhousie University website: