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Academy for Municipal Asset Management

OGRA’s Academy for Municipal Asset Management is Canada’s first comprehensive professional development program for managing municipal infrastructure assets. 
Successful completion of the Academy program leads to the Accredited Asset Manager professional designation. 

The objective of this program is to develop the skills and knowledge required to manage the financial, capital, and operational needs of public infrastructure assets. It was developed to meet the needs of asset management specialists, middle and senior managers who have responsibility for the management of municipal public assets such as capital works, transportation, public works, maintenance and operations, fleet, road networks, wastewater collection and treatment, water distribution and treatment, bridges, solid waste facilities, public buildings, recreational facilities, cemeteries, and parks.

Students must obtain a minimum grade of 65% to successfully complete a course. In lieu of exams which primarily test only the recall of facts and data, successful completion of Academy courses is based upon submission of a post-course assignment on local tangible capital assets.  The post-course assignment will demonstrate the student’s ability to apply the concepts covered during the classroom component of the course.  

For any courses completed as an independent research project, students will choose a topic relevant to their areas of operational specialty within the municipal sector, to research and write a comprehensive report on their findings under the supervision of an OGRA assigned academic supervisor. Contact OGRA prior to initiating your research.

The Accredited Asset Manager Certification
Candidates for the Accredited Asset Manager designation are required to:

Successfully complete the following MANDATORY courses:

  • Asset Data Collection and Condition Evaluation
  • Asset Valuation and Capital Investment Planning
  • Managing Data for Municipal Assets
  • Public Sector Finance Fundamentals

Successfully complete one of the following SPECIALTY courses:

  • Asset Management of Bridges
  • Asset Management of Buried Infrastructure
  • Asset Management of Municipal Fleets
    •       - NEW Fleet Asset Management Course in partnership with NAFA - Fleet Management Association
    •       - Independent Research Project
  • Asset Management of Public Buildings
  • Asset Management of Public Transit
  • Asset Management of Recreation Facilities
  • Asset Management of Road Networks

Write and present to the Academy’s Certification Advisory Board, a comprehensive capstone report on one category of local municipal assets.