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Systems Maintenance Technician

Why the SMT®?

The SMT® Designation program provides today’s technicians with the skills to help them stand out as top performers—those who can raise a building’s efficiency while reducing operating costs. The program covers every major building operating system, from HVAC and plumbing to electrical and overall control systems.

What Will I Learn?

In the SMT® program, you will learn the technologies and trends in the maintenance field, enabling you to maximize the efficiency and safety of your building systems. By the end of the program, you will understand the broad spectrum of the overall mechanical requirements in a commercial real estate asset.

Who Should Enrol?

Maintenance technicians and those involved in maintaining major building systems such as heating, refrigeration, electrical, and plumbing.

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“Completing the SMT Designation program has greatly increased my knowledge of building operations, especially on the more technical side of how systems operate. I have been able to complete more repairs with confidence and improve overall efficiency of existing systems operation. I am glad to have this designation completed and recommend other Building Operators complete it as well.”

-Viktor Grant, SMT®

Required Courses

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Air Handling, Water Treatment & Plumbing Systems

Boilers Heating Systems wb

Boilers, Heating Systems & Applied Mathematics

Electrical Systems and Illumination wb

Electrical Systems & Illumination

Energy Management and Controls wp

Energy Management & Controls

Refrigeration Systems and Accessories

Refrigeration Systems & Accessories

Once you complete the SMT® program, you can earn your SMA® designation with just three additional courses.

A Pathway to Your Credentials

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Experience Requirement

There is no experience requirement to complete the SMT® designation.

Prior Education

For those with prior education in an area that overlaps with the SMT®, 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. Those who have completed a College program specific to this area of study may be eligible to receive their SMT®.

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.
  • Enrol in the SMT® Designation and/or register for a class using the methods below:

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