The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Certifying Organization (SMRPCO) announced that the Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification program has been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs and will be added to their list of certification exams for which military personnel and veterans can be reimbursed.

“We are very excited about this new opportunity to both expand our certification program and to also offer our internationally recognized program to those who have served our country,” said SMRPCO chairman Greg Yeager. “This is just the first step in a new effort to reach out to and support our service men and women.”

Director of certification Ramesh Gulati said, “SMRP is really going to be taking a hard look over the next year at how we can reach out to those who serve as we feel they could be the future of the maintenance and reliability workforce.”

The CMRP exam is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the ISO 17024 standards for a Personnel Certification Program and is taken by more than 1,000 candidates every year and there are currently close to 3,000 CMRPs in over 40 countries worldwide.

About SMRP
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals provides an environment where companies discover and leverage reliability, enabling bottom line improvements. Chartered in 1992 as a non-profit organization, SMRP is a membership society the promotes information exchange through a network of reliability professionals, supports maintenance and reliability as an integral part of business and asset management, and seeks to be a voice that advances innovative reliability practices. With more than 3,000 members worldwide, including managers, engineers, technicians, planners, mechanics, electricians, operators, consultants and engineering students, SMRP is a global organization known for providing competitive advantage through information exchange, education and certification.

About SMRPCO
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Certifying Organization (SMRPCO) is organized for the purpose of fostering high standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of services through a recognized, credible credentialing program that assures the competency of practitioners. SMRPCO oversees both the Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) and Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (CIMM) certification programs and works in conjunction with SMRP.