TPM Concept Certified (TPMC)
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.
Why choose the Management and Strategy Institute?
- FREE training material included with all certifications
- Affordable and Respected
- Flexible: Training and exam done 100% online
- Competency based: Take the exam as soon as you're ready
- Members nationwide working for top companies
- Professional certificate mailed to you after you pass exam [example]
Frequently asked questions:
Are There Prerequisites?
No, the Total Productive Maintenance certification course includes all of the course work required to study for and pass the final exam.
Is the TPM Certification Test Difficult?
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.
How in-depth is the training?
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".
How long is the training course?
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.
Is there an additional study guide I can order?
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
Is the test proctored?
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.
Professional Competency Units (PCU):
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 5 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.
What will I receive after I pass my test?
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. [View Example]
How would I list this certification on my resume?
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)™
Total Productive Maintenance Certification
Training Material & Certification Test