Marshall Institute Certified Maintenance Supervisor (MI-CMS)

This one-of-a-kind certification for Maintenance Supervisors is designed to boost their knowledge and capability. This coach-led certification pathway provides educational modules, application practice, and individual coaching support and feedback. 


Boost Knowledge & Skills

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

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 6 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 CMS (Marshall Institute Certified Maintenance Supervisor) 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 19 active weeks. The chronological duration may 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?

  • The weekly time commitment ranges from 2-10 hours
    • 30 mins – 2 hours of scheduled meetings
    • 1 – 8 hours of self-paced training or on the job activities

Note: Many of the activities you performed will be directly tied your daily work as a maintenance supervisor. So, some of your certification time will double as work time and contribution.



Wave 1

Start Date: May 9, 2023
Wave Day: Tuesdays
Cost: $5,995


Wave 2

Start Date: May 10, 2023
Wave Day: Wednesdays
Cost: $5,995


Wave 3

Start Date: May 11, 2023
Wave Day: Thursdays
Cost: $5,995