154.00 Hours Required
This certificate requires the successful completion of 3 core courses within 3 years of enrollment. Students start on a date of their choosing and have 6 months to complete each course.

The Certificate in Maintenance Management offers a comprehensive management development program for maintenance management professionals. It is designed to help participants evaluate their operation, plan, coordinate, and schedule maintenance, and properly use preventive and predictive maintenance. Highly-trained maintenance managers are the key to trouble-free, productive, and profitable operations, and those who have state-of-the-art information and techniques can save an organization time, money, and headaches.

What Will You Learn?

  • Introduction to maintenance management
  • How to evaluate your operation
  • Plan, coordinate, and schedule maintenance
  • Proper usage of preventive and predictive maintenance in your operation

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Managers and directors of maintenance
  • Superintendents
  • Supervisors
  • Lead Hands
  • CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) managers, planners, and engineers

How Will You Benefit?

The Certificate in Maintenance Management can help you:

  • cut the cost of your repairs by teaching 5 planning techniques to your tradespeople.
  • ensure uptime with 'Reliability Centered Maintenance' and how to use worksheets.
  • use the CMMs to help manage operator-centered maintenance activity.
  • plan and schedule maintenance jobs to improve productivity.
  • make PM (Preventive Maintenance) work for you.
  • maximize benefits from your CMMS.
  • reengineer maintenance that enhances quality, safety, environmental security, and uptime.
  • use high-technology inspections to make an impact.

Fees & Schedule

The fee for each course is $1195. Please note that textbooks are not included.

This certificate consists of three courses and can only be taken online at your own pace (Online Self-Paced). Students start on a date of their choosing and have 6 months to complete each course. There are no live sessions with the instructor; however, students will have access to pre-recorded ones. The instructor will also be available for consultation via email. 

Note: Your registration is not guaranteed until your seat is confirmed and you have been contacted by our Registration Office. As well, fees are based on the current academic year and are subject to change. No deferral of the non-refundable deposit or program fees is allowed. Text and materials related to courses may constitute an additional cost.

Certificate Requirements

It is highly recommended that participants complete the three courses in sequential order. The certificate is awarded after the completion of all three courses, including all quizzes, assignments, and exams. This represents approximately 154 hours of training including online sessions, home study, assignments, and exam preparation. The participants must attain a minimum of 65% for each module and an aggregate average of at least 75% in the program.

For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It may be possible to receive advanced standing in this certificate based on your prior learning from work or life experience. We provide two types of recognition of prior learning:

Prior Certified Learning: Assessment of prior coursework or training through a professional training provider, for the purpose of advanced standing. Examples of certified learning may include university or college coursework, military training, accredited certificates, workplace training programs, etc.

Prior Experiential Learning: Assessment of previous work and life learning that may be equivalent to learning outcomes of university courses/programs, for the purpose of advanced standing. Relevant prior learning may come from work or volunteer experience, participation on committees or boards, independent study, etc.

Additional Details


Minimum Required

154 Hour(s)

Certificate requires completion of all 3 courses
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