Canadian Professional Certificate in AM Planning


The Professional Certificate is recognized as a global standard in asset management training. It provides hands-on experience using your own data, where participants draft an asset management plan as part of completing the course. We provide a compelling case for employers to support your enrolment and a course designed to support your career in asset management.

NAMS Canada delivers this renowned course, bespoke for Canadians.
- Canadian Mentors
- Canadian Time Zone for Q & A sessions
- Last round with FCM subsidy

We’re very pleased to announce that we have won the Diamond Award for Best eLearning Project (Industry Specific) in conjunction with Cahoot Learning for the Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning.

Apply your knowledge and develop deep capability in Asset Management with this course.


Study Mode

7 Online Modules


10 weeks


50-60 hours

Fees per participant

FCM subsidized Price: $245 + GST
Regular Price: $2,500 + GST



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 Course Commences March 20, 2023

Course Overview

Learn by doing with this 7-module online course which provides a practical, engaging and interactive learning experience designed to increase your asset management skills, giving you the opportunity to build deep-founded knowledge in Asset Management planning.

Presented by some of the profession’s leading mentors, this course can benefit organizations of all sizes from beginners to experienced practitioners. Based on the industry bible, the IIMM (International Infrastructure Management Manual) and consistent with ISO Standards, develop deep capability and fast-track your career progression.

  • 7 modules delivered online over 10 weeks with live Q&A and discussion groups
  • Be mentored by the profession’s leaders
  • Use your own data to write an Asset Management plan for your organization
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Module Open

Every Monday 12AM (MDT)

Live Q&A

Every Thursday 2PM (MDT)


Mar 13

Mar 16

Module 1 - Asset Management Concepts

Mar 20


Module 2 - Risk Management

Mar 27

Mar 30

Module 3A - Lifecycle Costs

Apr 3

Apr 6

Module 3B - Lifecycle Costs


Apr 13

Module 4 - Levels of Service

Apr 17

Apr 20

Module 5 - Credibility of Model Results

Apr 24

Apr 27

Module 6 - Demand Management

May 1

May 4

Module 7 - Credible Asset Management Plans

May 8

May 11

Final assignment due date: Monday, May 29, 2023

Live Q&A Sessions

Optional Live Q&A webinar sessions scheduled 2:00pm (MDT) each Thursday. These provide an opportunity to ask questions and discuss aspects of Asset Management with the course mentors and your peers. These sessions are recorded and are available where scheduled times not suitable. (Europe, other)

Fees and Eligibility

Regular price: CAD $2,500 + GST

FCM subsidized* price: CAD $245 + GST

*FCM eligibility & conditions:

  1. Canadian municipal staff and elected officials, individuals employed by a not-for-profit corporation that has an infrastructure-related shared services agreement with a municipality (e.g. utilities, transit
    authorities, conservation authorities, etc.) and individuals employed by an Indigenous community that has a shared services agreement with a neighbouring municipality, or elected officials from that Indigenous community.
  2. Maximum six eligible participants per local government or other eligible entity as listed above per course unless otherwise agreed to by FCM.Contact us to inquire.
  3. Submission of a signed letter of commitment and support to undertake the course from the municipality (template will be provided at the commencement of the course)
  4. Participants will be required to complete the following deliverables and they will be reported to FCM: a) Initial and final Asset Management Readiness Scale (AMRS) (participants from the same local government or other eligible entity as listed above enrolled in a course must complete these as team) b) Asset Management Plan completed by the individual participant c) an individual capability assessment, d) an individual course evaluation

      Gov of Canada          FCM

      This initiative is offered through the Municipal Asset Management Program, which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

      Course Objectives + Outcomes
      Course Objectives:
      • Master the key concepts of asset management planning
      • Learn how to compare asset lifecycle costs and planned budgets
      • Communicate the consequences, related to levels of service and risk, associated with a planned budget or long- term financial plan
      • Explain the role of the asset management plan related to integrated planning, including long term financial plans, climate adaptation plans and strategic plans
      • Apply the IPWEA NAMS+ asset management tools and templates
      Course Outputs:
      • Successful completion of the course - "Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning"
      • A draft Asset Management Plan with Improvement Plan (one asset class)
      Learning Outcomes:
      • Articulate the benefits of an asset management plan
      • Choose the applicable data for renewal planning methods
      • Collate, upload, edit and report on AM data
      • Interpret the AM figures, graphs and reports
      • Communicate service and risk consequences
      • Document customer and technical levels of service
      • Document risk register and risk management plan
      • Develop demand management options and priorities for capital works
      • Prepare a draft asset management plan
      • Connect the AM plan expenditure projections to a long-term financial plan
      • Identify and document areas for improvement of the AM plan
      Testimonials + Videos

      Find out why this is a go-to course for AM

      “I would recommend the Professional Certificate AMP through IPWEA to anyone involved in asset management and public works in New Zealand. The teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful. Being online made it really flexible and the course balanced theory with practice perfectly.”

      Melissa, Waipa District Council, New Zealand

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      Why is the Professional Certificate important?

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      This will be an intensive but practical and rewarding course consisting of 7 Modules, with a new module each week after commencement. The course closes at the Final Assignment Due date and will then be archived and remain accessible for 12 months.

      Learning by Doing

      Innovation requires action. That’s why this course will help you put into practice everything that you will learn. And you won’t just learn from video lectures – you will also get to participate in an engaging and collaborative classroom environment.

      Online Program

      This is a 100% online program, which gives you the flexibility to adapt your training to your professional and personal needs. You will be guided throughout the program by a personal learning mentor who will help you with activities.

      NAMS Canada uses the latest in platform Cahoot. Cahoot is a highly dynamic and innovative online educational environment that delivers world class learning experiences and outcomes to participants from around the world. In collaboration with inspirational global educators and organizations across the world, Cahoot delivers truly engaging and meaningful educational experiences.

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      Your mentors fast-track student’s learning, through the sharing of their experiences and insights. Your mentors track your progress, provide feedback and carefully assess your draft Asset Management Plan. The Professional Certificate delivers immediate results to you and your organization.


      Troy Sykes
      Technical Advisor / Mentor at NAMS Canada

      Troy has 23 years of experience working in municipal government. His extensive knowledge spans from asset management operations and capital planning to strategic asset management planning and implementation. In his role as technical advisor and mentor, Troy facilitates Pro-Cert in Asset Management Planning courses, as well as provides customized training programs. He is the head of operations at NAMS Canada.


      Jolene Callum
      Technical Advisor / Mentor at NAMS Canada

      Jolene has been apart of the NAMS Canada team for 4 years facilitating the IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Course as well as providing technical support for NAMS+ subscribers. She is eager to assist you and your municipality with developing the skills needed for your asset management planning.


      Lee-Ann Harder
      Technical Advisor / Mentor at NAMS Canada

      Lee Anne has 21 years of experience in the public sector with 18 years in municipal government. Her focus over the last 6 years has been planning and implementing asset management systems. Additional experience includes finance, corporate budgeting, process review, strategic planning and policy development.


      Nicole Allen
      Executive Director / Mentor at NAMS Canada

      Nicole is the Executive Director of NAMS Canada, and has delivered asset management training and support to municipalities and government organizations across Western Canada since 2011. Nicole is a civil engineer, having graduated from the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. She has wide-ranging experience working in the areas of strategic planning, asset management, transportation, and land development. Nicole has worked extensively in both the rural and the urban sectors throughout western Canada and beyond.

      Who Should Enrol

      The course is targeted at those managing public infrastructure assets such as road and transport networks, water, sewer and drainage networks, parks and recreation facilities, community facilities and buildings and other community assets.

      Therefore, any professional with an interest in progressing their career in this rapidly evolving field, including:

      • senior management
      • asset managers
      • accountants / finance staff
      • technical officers
      • administrative staff
      • community planners
      • IT staff
      • staff service providers
      Participant Benefits

      Asset management is a highly sought-after profession around the world. If you want your resume to stand out from the crowd, asset management is for you.

      Designed for people who like to learn by doing, you’ll draft your asset management plan by using our hands-on tools and templates whilst being mentored by an industry expert.

      This certificate is quickly becoming the international standard for asset management. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, asset management could be for you.

      • Master the key concepts of asset management planning
      • Learn how to compare asset lifecycle costs and planned budgets
      • Communicate the consequences, related to levels of service and risk, associated with a planned budget or long-term financial plan
      • Explain the role of the asset management plan related to integrated planning, including long term financial plans, climate adaptation plans and strategic plans
      • Apply the IPWEA NAMS+ industry tools & templates
      • Engage with your international peers through live Q&A, videos, discussion forums
      • Develop your organization's asset management plan while you earn an Industry recognized qualification!
      Organization Benefits

      Do you know how to take your organization’s Asset Management to the next level?

      IPWEA’s Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning is quickly becoming the global standard, for it provides hands-on, practical experience and access to industry-leading mentors. The course is delivered online via videos, live Q&A's and discussion groups.

      • Invest in and up-skill your staff
      • Employees will build your organization’s draft asset management plan whilst they earn a qualification
      • Employees will be able to interpret asset management data to understand and register service and risk consequences
      • Audit the organization’s current asset management plan
      • Course aligns with the IIMM which will ensure your organization is ISO compliant
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      FCM Subsidized Participants of the English ProCert in AMP will receive:

      • Full Access NAMS+ Subscription Until June 30, 2024 (Available to any verified users within organization)
      • International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) E-book (Individual Access, 3 year subscription, based on start date of course)
      • Practice Note 12.1 Climate Change and Impacts on Useful Lives (Individual Access, 100 months based on start date of course)

      Regular Participants of the English ProCert AMP will receive:

      • Complimentary trial subscription to IPWEA's NAMS+ tools, templates & other resources are provided solely for the purpose and time whilst undertaking the course (where not already a subscriber). Some functions are disabled in the trial subscription. A full subscription is required for non-course or other purposes.
      • Upgrade Option: Purchase of 12-month NAMS+ full subscription is available. This provides the subscriber with full access to additional NAMS+ portal resources, non-course use, etc.

      More information on NAMS+: click here

      Recommended Text

      The 6th Edition of the globally acclaimed, International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) has been driven largely by the updates to the ISO 55000 Asset Management Standards. Recognizing that the ISO Standards are very much the “What to do”, the IIMM provides the “How to do it” in terms of applying the standards for infrastructure asset management. The Manual provides valuable learnings for those who have a vital stewardship role in managing the investment in infrastructure on behalf of their community, customers or investors.


      CPD + Certification
      CPD Points

      On average, each module will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete the mandatory learning activities. Additionally, you will be required to complete your final assignment, a draft Asset Management Plan incorporating an Improvement Plan. Your final assignment may take 20-30 hours to complete, depending upon the size and readiness of your asset management information.

      An optional 45 minute live Q&A session is scheduled each module, providing an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss key concepts of asset management with a mentor.

      Total estimated 50 – 60 hours (depending on available data & previous experience).

      Q: Is the IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning recognized by The Engineering Institute of Canada?
      A: The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) recognizes NAMS Canada as a Quality Provider of continuing education units (CEU) to the engineering community. Successful completion of the Professional Certificate is recognized as 5.0 CEU points by EIC. Let us know if you are seeking CEU’s under the EIC as we will need to register you for this recognition.

      You would also need to look at the rules that are applied by your own professional association in seeking recognition of CPD.


      Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded an IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning.

      What qualification is awarded for the IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning?

      The IPWEA Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning is a short course which is practitioner based and focused. A professional certificate is awarded by IPWEA upon successful completion of the course. Successful candidates may use the postnominals: ProfCertAM if they choose to do so. E.g. J.Citizen ProfCertAM.

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      Showcase your achievements with a Digital Badge.

      NAMS Canada has partnered with Credly to provide a convenient way for you to showcase your professional accomplishments. Upon course completion, you will now receive a ‘digital badge’ to recognize your achievements. A digital badge is easily shared online, data rich and verified. It is the ideal way to showcase your achievement.

      NAMS Canada Digital Badges recognize the knowledge and skill gained via our courses in a way that is shareable with your network. The IPWEA will be introducing Credly badges for all education pathway courses.