"Our vision is to be a worldwide community of organisations providing leadership for maintenance and asset management communities"

Hans Klemme-Wolff - Founding Chairman - GFMAM

GFMAMP1-1005Established in 2010, the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM) consists of ten not-for-profit maintenance and asset management organisations from around the world. An enduring objective of the GFMAM is to facilitate the exchange and alignment of maintenance and asset management knowledge practices; the lever which commenced the universal branding and unification of asset management, by way of the Asset Management Landscape (gfmam.org) and its subsequent updates.

With the Landscape and the publication of ISO 5500X Asset Management Standard, the GFMAM created the ‘Competency Specification for an ISO 55001 Asset Management Auditor Assessor’ to support the competence of people who audit or assess organisations to ISO 55001. Recently a joint venture, World Partners in Asset Management (WPiAM), was formed to deliver outcomes from this specification.

WPiAM comprises ABRAMAN, the Asset Management Council, PEMAC, SMRP, and more recently France’s IFRAMI, and is responsible for delivering the Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA) exam, a first for the asset management community.

A strategic move for all aspiring asset management professionals to secure a CAMA qualification

Certified Asset Management Assessors will be recognised throughout Australia, Brazil, Canada, France and USA. Certification complies with ISO 55001 Asset Management standards in core requirements and knowledge; ISO 17021-5 (Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 5: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of asset management systems); and ISO 19011 (Guidelines for auditing management systems).

CAMA: Launching 29th October 2014 - Brisbane - Melbourne - Perth - Sydney

Certification will ensure the quality of assessors and the quality of ISO 55001 methods, and confirm competency in knowledge and comprehension in asset management systems. Designed for asset management professionals with at least five years’ experience to further their knowledge and advance their careers. This certification has been developed under strict controls and involved leaders from a range of key industries, where effective asset management is paramount. Tested for content validity and appropriateness the Certification has also undergone stringent Beta testing and will be released on 29th October 2014.

As WPiAM continues to expand, the CAMA exam will attract an ever increasing global audience. Today peak bodies in member countries include: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France and the USA. Other GFMAM member organisations are also considering running CAMA examinations, including the Southern African Asset Management Association (SAAMA). It is therefore a strategic move for all aspiring asset management professionals to secure the CAMA qualification, which will ultimately result in a common language and a tool to interpret asset management practices across the globe.

For more information or to register for the exam please visit: amcouncil.com.au/-events/564-certified-asset-management-assessor-exam-wednesday-29th-october-2014.html

The Asset Management Council is a Technical Society of Engineers Australia and a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the asset management community.

For further information, contact: Madeleine Berenyi, Communications Coordinator, Asset Management Council, Phone: (03) 9819 2515, Fax: (03) 9819 2516, Email: publications@amcouncil.com.au, URL: www.amcouncil.com.au