Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is an all-inclusive approach to equipment maintenance that strives to achieve perfect production (zero defects). This means that equipment is expected to have zero breakdowns, slow runs, or defects. TPM also values a safe working environment with a zero accident policy.
TPM is a concept with the aim to maximize the productivity of facilities by transferring the responsibility for regular maintenance to employees. It consists of 8 pillars, each containing approaches to eliminate losses and waste. The TPM Concept certification, offered exclusively through the Management and Strategy Institute, is designed to demonstrate the basic concept of Total Productive Maintenance and test you on those concepts.
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No, the Total Productive Maintenance certification course includes all of the course work required to study for and pass the final exam.
You must have a basic understanding of the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) principles so that you can accomplish tasks assigned during a TPM improvement process. This test is open book, however it is also timed, so you will not have much time to look up answers to questions. It is very important that you study and understand the material prior to taking the test or you will not pass.
The Total Productive Maintenance certification was designed to teach someone with little to no knowledge of TPM the basic skills needed to function during a TPM process. Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Total Productive Maintenance. For an example, click on this job search link to see how many positions mention the words “Total Productive Maintenance”.
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.
Yes, MSI also offers digital books which can be purchased or rented at a significantly discounted rate. These books are perfect for learning additional TPM concepts:
– TPM Reloaded
– Lean TPM
No, the test for the Total Productive Maintenance certification is not proctored. It is timed, with a limit of 30 minutes. You may take the test online, from home or work whenever you are ready.
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 5 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.
You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.
Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume. List them directly beneath your college information in this format:
Management and Strategy Institute
– TPM Concept Certified (TPMC)™