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How Earning the CPMM Can Advance Your Career

Will this be the year you earn the Certified Professional Maintenance Manager (CPMM) designation?

See what the CPMM has meant to one local AFE member.

Having enjoyed a career in the trades for over 20 years, I began the process of moving into management. With a Commonwealth of MA Unrestricted Construction Supervisors License, I applied and accepted my first position as a Facilities Director for a local non-profit. To familiarize myself with best practices and network with other Facility Directors in my field, I joined AFE Chapter 74 in 2002.

To better hone my skills and improve my credibility, I took advantage of the CPMM course and got my certification. After a few years as the Facility Director for the local non-profit,  I sought  a more challenging position. When I applied for the Facilities Manager position for the largest heavy equipment dealership in New England — competing with hundreds of other candidates –the CPMM certification separated me as a nationally accredited, knowledgeable facility manager.

I have held this position for more than a dozen years now, and am working my way through the Board of Directors positions for my local AFE Chapter as a way to give back to an organization that has kept me current and knowledgeable in my field.

Matt Shields, Milford Facility Manager, Milton CAT and President, AFE Chapter 74 Worcester

Considering the CPMM?

Our local AFE Region 8 CPMM Review Class makes it convenient to continue your professional development right here in New England. Over three days, participants receive live instruction, then take an open book exam.

Is a CPMM in your future?  Check out our upcoming class.

Looking for local training for your facility engineers?

Consider sending members of your staff to our next CPMM Review Class.

Attention CPMMs

Do you have a testimonial on what the CPMM has done for you?  Send it to us here.  Thank you.



Will this be the year you earn your CPMM?



AFE CPMM instructor Steve Nicholas at our May 2016 class.






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