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Systems Maintenance Technician

Why the SMT®?

The SMT® Designation program provides today’s technicians with the skills that will 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.

Required Courses

Air Handling

Air Handling, Water Treatment & Plumbing Systems


Boilers, Heating Systems & Applied Mathematics

Electrical Systems

Electrical Systems & Illumination

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Energy Management & Controls


Refrigeration Systems & Accessories

Once you complete the SMT® program, if you take three additional core courses, you can get your SMA® designation as well.

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 who have 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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