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Systems Maintenance Administrator

Why the SMA®?

The SMA® Designation program provides the tools to improve operations, create energy efficiencies, reduce costs, and enhance the value of an asset. An SMA® designation holder is responsible for the operations of the building, as well as management of the team of technicians assigned to the building.

What Will I Learn?

In the SMA® program, you will learn how to streamline the operations of your building so you can manage energy-efficient, environmentally sound, and cost-effective building systems. Building on the SMT® Designation program, you’ll gain knowledge and experience in administration, energy management, and environmental health and safety issues.

Who Should Enrol?

Maintenance technicians, SMT® Designation holders, those in charge of a team of technicians running the day-to-day building operation of a building, or those interested in a career in facilities management

Required Courses

Air Handling

Air Handling, Water Treatment & Plumbing Systems


Boilers, Heating Systems & Applied Mathematics

Building Design

Building Design & Maintenance

Electrical Systems

Electrical Systems & Illumination

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Energy Management & Controls

Environmental Health Safety

Environmental Health & Safety

Managing the Organization

Managing the Organization


Refrigeration Systems & Accessories

Note: BOMI’s Administration course has been retired and replaced by Managing the Organization. If you have already taken Administration and are enroled in the designation program, you will not be required to take Managing the Organization.

A Pathway to Earn Your Credentials

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Experience Requirement

You can begin pursuing your SMA® at any time during your career. Before you can be awarded your SMA® Designation, you are required to demonstrate three years of verifiable experience as a stationary engineer or equivalent. This experience must be performed for a minimum property portfolio of 40,000 square feet.

Learners enroled in the SMA® Designation Program are required to complete at least 25 of the 35 criteria outlined in the SMA® Designation Experience Form. This form may be submitted at any time following enrolment.

Prior Education

For those who have prior education in an area that overlaps with the SMA®, you may be eligible to receive credit for one or more courses. To review the requirements, please refer to the Administrative Competency Chart, which outlines what is eligible and how you go about applying to get credit for a course.

Register Today

  • Courses may be taken in any order.
  • Choose the flexible course delivery option that works best for you – online self-paced, collaborative virtual learning, accelerated review or classroom setting, where applicable.
  • Enroll in the FMA® Designation and/or register for a class using the methods below:

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