RCM certification

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is standardized worldwide in accordance with SAE JA1011 and SAE JA1012. (https://www.sae.org).

In accordance with these standards there are different levels for people who apply RCM professionally. The background of this is that RCM can only be applied correctly by people who have shown that they have a certain level of knowledge in the field of RCM.

RCM is a team approach. That team uses the RCM methodology to analyze a process with the goal of developing a maintenance concept that covers the actual failure behavior. An RCM facilitator is then the chairman / manager of the RCM working group. Together they apply RCM. If RCM is professionally executed, one facilitator runs the RCM analysis and another facilitator runs the RCM review group.

The following RCM Levels are used worldwide.

RCM Level 1: RCM workgroup member
RCM Level 2: RCM facilitator
RCM Level 3: RCM teacher
RCM Level 4: RCM examiner

RCM Level 1: RCM workgroup member
The RCM workgroup consists of people who have a lot of current knowledge and experience of the failure behaviour of the process to be analyzed. They answer the questions of the RCM facilitator.

RCM Level 2: RCM facilitator
The RCM facilitator is highly trained in the RCM method and knows the pitfalls, tips and tricks and guides the workgroup to efficiently and effectively develop the maintenance concept. The RCM facilitator knows the interval formulas and will nest the maintenance concept into a maintenance plan.

RCM Level 3: RCM teacher
The RCM Teacher may train and supervise participants to RCM Level 1 and RCM Level 2.

RCM Level 4: RCM examiner
The RCM examiners are chosen from the group of RCM teachers. They have a long RCM track record and have made a special contribution to the application of RCM. RCM examiners are highly respected RCM experts.

European Reliability Centre (ERC) B.V. offers these certified RCM trainings according to the international RCM standards. Contact us for more information.