RCM-R(R) Orange Belt First Project (for up to 5 Yellow Belt Candidates)

  • Course level: Intermediate

Course Prerequisite(s)

About Course

Reliability Centered Maintenance is the top method for formally defining effective failure management strategies for physical assets in their present operating contexts. It has been well-proven to be highly successful in achieving cost savings, production increases, safety, and environmental performance improvements. Basic RCM complies with the standard, SAE JA-1011. RCM-R goes well beyond that compliance with several enhancements. 


This pilot project is a natural follow-on to our RCM-R Yellow Belt Certification course. In that course students learn the RCM-R method and earn their Yellow Belt, certifying that they have been trained. This course builds on that learning with the completion of an RCM-R project.  If completed, submitted, and assessed to be of good quality, this analysis counts as one of two required for the RCM-R Orange Belt Certification for your analysis team.

Team-members must all have completed and achieved the RCM-R Yellow Belt Certification. For them, the second required project for Orange Belt Certification must be facilitated by a certified RCM-R facilitator.

This offering includes the various worksheets needed for recording your analysis (you don’t need expensive software), our review, and feedback on your completed effort. The analysis work submitted in this project can be used as part of the Orange Belt Certification requirements for up to 5 analysts who have already obtained their Yellow Belts.

Our RCM-R textbook (not included) contains all the content covered in depth. The book is, “Reliability Centered Maintenance – Re-engineered, Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R(R)”, by Jesus Sifonte and James Reyes-Picknell, 2017, CRC Press, New York. If the student does not already have a copy of the text, it can be acquired from the publisher here: LINK TO PUBLISHER, or from various other online technical booksellers.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Gain an understanding of RCM, its origins, and the relevant standard governing all RCM methods.
  • Understand the RCM-R method and how it enhances the basic RCM method
  • Gain insight into what it takes to be truly effective in a maintenance program
  • Gain practical experience with all aspects of the RCM-R method
  • Gain an understanding of the requirements to achieve top results from RCM-R
  • Gain an understanding of how RCM-R can be leveraged to produce a variety of benefits for a modern operation
  • The completed course exercise on a real and critical system from your own operations that can be used to improve your operational availability

Topics for this course

1 Lessons54h 23m 44s

RCM-R Project Assignment?

This assignment completes 1 of 2 required analyses for purpose of Orange Belt certification.
Walk through of completed RCM-R analysis00:23:52
Pilot Project Assignment and Templates

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Material Includes

  • Demonstration walk-through of a completed RCM-R analysis.
  • Exercise worksheets

Enrolment validity: 365 days


  • The student is required to use the RCM-R textbook. A link is provided in the course description for purchase if the student does not already have it.
  • The course lessons and quizzes are short, the exercises may require several hours, and final assignment will be a burden if the exercises are not completed with the lessons.
  • The exercises build on each other. Choose your project asset with care - make sure it is something you are familiar with.

Target Audience

  • RCM-R Yellow Belts
  • Maintainers (artisans, trades, technicians, technologists)
  • Operators of equipment and plant systems
  • Supervisors of maintenance and operations
  • Maintenance Planners
  • Maintenance and operations superintendents
  • Maintenance and reliability engineers/ technologists