Systems Maintenance Administrator

The SMA® designation program helps you increase the operating effectiveness of your building and makes you more valuable to your organization. Designed to meet the needs of hands-on technicians and building engineers, the SMA® program offers instruction in technologies and trends in the maintenance field. The courses show you how to manage energy-efficient, environmentally sound, cost-effective building systems. Topics covered include: environmental issues, administration, and building design and maintenance. Through this program, you’ll gain career-building skills and knowledge that will contribute to you being an integral part of your facilities team.

The Pathway to Earn Your Credential

In order to achieve your SMA® designation, you must achieve a grade of 70% or higher on all eight courses. You will be required to complete the SMT courses, as well as the three SMA® courses to fulfill the requirements of the program.

Required Courses:

Air Handling, Water Treatment & Plumbing Systems

Boilers, Heating Systems & Applied Mathematics

Building Design & Maintenance

Electrical Systems & Illumination

Energy Management & Controls

Environmental Health & Safety

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.

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.