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APM Functional Consultant - Safety Professional Certification  

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Cost: $200.00 USD

Course Description

APM Functional Consultant - Safety Certification


The Certified APM Functional Consultant-Safety is a part of the overall GE Digital Education Services Certification Framework. The Functional Consultant-Safety certification ensures the competency of candidates at a subject matter expert level. Functional Consultants can pursue certification in various APM pillars, dependent on their industry experience and interests, as well us pursue Expert level credentials if desired.

By enrolling in this certification, you agree to the terms outlined in the GE Digital Certification Agreement.

Role Description

The Certified APM Functional Consultant-Safety is intended for an individual that has substantial industry experience and can be considered Safety/Reliability Engineering subject matter expertise. Responsibilities include supporting customer projects, delivering Asset Strategy / APM foundation reliability services, training, advising customers on work process and system configuration options. Techno-functional aptitude is required in asset management or reliability methodologies such as RCA/RCM/FMEA.

The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in process/mechanical engineering or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent. 10+ years’ field experience working with Reliability Methodologies, APM skills such as FMEA, RCM, in high capital-intensive industry. The candidate must have the ability to analyze the data collected, facilitate failure analysis (RCM, FMEA), make recommendations based on the findings and integrate these recommendations into the customers maintenance work management system.

The Certified APM Functional Consultant-Safety role includes the common industry roles for Customer Reliability Manager, Subject Matter Expert, Reliability Engineer, Reliability Consultant.

The candidate should be able to:

  • Utilize deep functional domain experience with Inspections, Risk Based Inspections (RBI), Mechanical Integrity, or Calibration and Safety
  • Leverage industry experience, equipment knowledge, software know-how, and customer satisfaction skills to deliver world class predictive analytics and monitoring solutions to assigned customer accounts
  • Support project teams in analysis and review of APM Mechanical Integrity deliverables to ensure high quality and customer confidence
  • Support customer projects, delivering mechanical integrity consulting services, advise customers on work process and system configuration options
  • Technical and functional aptitude is required in the field of asset management and/or in reliability methodologies such as RCA/RCM/FMEA/RBI/SIS/Calibration/Hazard Analysis
  • Responsible for the successful implementation of APM work processes and products in the customer sites
  • Lead Hazard Analysis/Calibration facilitation and working with customers to successfully implement these recommendations in their work management system
  • Provide asset reliability and mechanical integrity consulting in the areas of RCM/FMEA, RBI, reliability analysis and improvement identification
  • Satisfy customer maintenance planning requirements by applying practical knowledge of how to implement Maintenance Plans, Maintenance Items, and Task Lists
  • Translate functional/technical MI concepts into processes and configuration
  • Work to develop relationships with client team members and leverage these relationships to help the client achieve targeted success
  • Assist client project teams by helping define and maintain direction, tactfully preventing clients from taking a “wrong turn”
  • Ensure client confidence and project success through applying capabilities of APM Integrity; understand the functions of the MI modules and key interfaces; understand the various ways to implement APM products; learning and understanding the client business requirements
  • Accountable to support the project teams’ through building relationships with the client; managing client expectations; and meeting and/or exceeding client goals
  • Invest functional expertise and technical knowledge to improve company standards and procedures

Exam Topics & Objectives


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  • Use Dashboards to display and interpret RBI information
  • View, create, and manage records by utilizing Record Manager and the Record Hierarchy, manage ID templates and relationship definitions
  • View formatted views of data by running stored reports
  • Build and interpret different policies, including a Rotating Equipment Monitoring Policy

Hazard Analysis