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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the different membership levels within SMRP?
    There are four different National membership categories that you may select from and then, in many areas, there is a local chapter in your area that you can also become involved with. The National membership categories and associated dues include: Student- $25/Year Individual- $170/Year Corporate (Executive)- $810/Year (5 Members) Corporate (Industry Partner)- $810/Year (5 Members)
  • What is SMRP?
    The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP), is a network of practitioners and industry partners dedicated to developing and promoting excellence in maintenance, reliability and physical asset management. It is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1992 and over the past 25 years has grown to over 5,000 members in 6 continents and 60 countries.
  • Who are some of the companies involved in the Kansas City Chapter and how do I find the organization on the internet?
    The local members range from different end-user industries such as Water/ Wastewater, Power Generation, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Grain Processing as well as Predictive Maintenance Services organizations, Maintenance & Reliability Consulting and Training firms, etc. Find out more at:
  • Where do the local Chapter meetings take place and what type of events does SMRP sponsor?
    The recently formed Kansas City Chapter typically holds meetings every month with a plant tour or guest speaker, as well as networking and refreshments as part of the standard agenda. Upcoming events can be found on the Events page.
  • How much does it cost to join the Kansas City Chapter?
    After joining the National SMRP organization, you are eligible to participate in a local Chapter. Annual dues for the local, Kansas City Chapter is just $50.00.
  • Why should I consider joining SMRP?
    The benefits of joining SMRP are numerous as well. Some of them include: Access to the SMRP Library A subscription to our bi-monthly Solutions magazine Networking and education opportunities when you join a local Chapter or Shared Interest Group Member registration discounts on the CMRP and CMRT certification exams Special member rates at SMRP’s Annual Conference Access to live and on-demand webinars And more!
  • Who is typically involved in SMRP?
    The common list of SMRP member roles are quite vast and include: Plant, Maintenance, Operations, Engineering & Reliability Management Reliability Engineers Planners & Schedulers Maintenance Crafts and Technicians Operators Continuous Improvement Personnel Industry Consultants & Service Providers
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