Marshall Institute Certified Maintenance Planner (MI-CMP)

We are THRILLED to announce the launch of our certification for Maintenance Planners: the Marshall Institute Certified Maintenance Planner (MI-CMP).

This 16-week certification is more than a test of current knowledge. Yes, we will test knowledge AND performance, but we also take participants through a guided training and hands-on coaching pathway to boost ability as a Planner BEFORE testing and certification.

The Certification includes…

Knowledge modules, which are a combination of live and self-paced training with knowledge checks and tests, and hands-on, plant-based application exercises in the following courses:  Course 1: Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Seminar, Course 2: Job Scoping, Course 3: Job Planning, Course 4: Planning Continuous Improvement, and Knowledge & Application Certification Exams.

MI-CMP Certification Pathway
To earn the credential, participants will complete the knowledge modules, application exercises, and pass both exams to become an MI-CMP.

Boost Knowledge & Skills

Our goal is to improve knowledge, and actual job-focused performance. This certification WILL boost confidence and capability for Maintenance Planners.

What’s a Wave?

Participants will go through the entire certification journey in a group that we call a “Wave.” Each Wave is made up of 5 participants and led by a Marshall Institute coach. All Waves will follow the same pathway, but will have different days allocated to required coaching sessions.


Each Wave is supported by a Marshall Institute coach. Their role is to provide guidance, feedback and growth opportunities to each participant during the knowledge modules and application exercises. The coach will lead group and individual coaching sessions.

How does certification work?

The certification journey, or pathway as we call it, consists of 3 main components: educational modules, application practice, and examination. To become a MI CMP (Marshall Institute Certified Maintenance Planner) you must successfully complete all of the learning modules and associated tests, you must meet all requirements and criteria for the applications exercises, and you must pass the two final exams: one application exam and one knowledge exam.

How long is the Certification Journey?

The certification pathway consists of 16 active weeks. The chronological duration my vary by a few weeks if there are Holidays during the pathway.

What if there is a Holiday week during the Wave?

We will typically avoid Holiday weeks and as such we do not require any learning, application exercise, or homework to be done during Holiday weeks. Holiday weeks will communicated to you by your Coach.

What is a Wave?

A Wave is group students who will be going through the certification pathway together. Each Wave will be led by a Coach.

Can I just take the exams?

No. This is no ordinary credential. We don’t just verify your current knowledge. This special certification provides you with a growth pathway to deepen your knowledge and grow your job-focused competency, before we verify you with exams.

How often will Wave run each year?

We anticipate a minimum of 3 Waves per year but we will add Waves to match student demand.

How many hours per week do I need to commit?

On average you will be working 5-7 hours per week for the 16 active weeks. This time includes training, group sessions, individual coaching, and application practice at your facility. If you are working as a planner, many of these hours (application time) will be part of daily workload.


Wave 8

Start Date: May 16, 2023
Wave Day: Tuesdays
Cost: $4,995


Wave 9

Start Date: June 21, 2023
Wave Day: Wednesday
Cost: $4,995

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