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Certified Professional Laundry Manager

The CPLM provides documented evidence of expertise and experience and serves as an objective means of distinguishing highly competent managers from their less experienced peers

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Earning TRSA’s Certified Professional Laundry Manager (CPLM) designation represents the culmination of a professional development and certification program that combines traditional classroom instruction with online training to provide 150+ hours of continuous management and production study. But the CPLM is also a true commencement. When it is awarded, the CPLM recipient embarks upon a perpetual improvement track to maintain the designation.

After passing the CPLM test at TRSA’s Production Management Institute (PMI, usually held each spring), recipients begin the 3-year process of renewing their CPLMs by earning credits through other continuing education programs, training, teaching and undertaking leadership roles in laundry and business management associations. Thus, keeping their CLPMs will require them to earn enough credits to be recertified every three years.

Rooted in PMI, the CPLM program combines TRSA’s industry-specific operations knowledge with leading management expertise to create a comprehensive learning experience. In addition, the emphasis on focused learning, both classroom and online, minimizes time away from plants and reduces travel costs while reducing the time from learning to implementation. Participants attend PMI, take online management courses over the next 12 months, then return for a second PMI session.

The CPLM certification delivers immediate, long-term returns based on improved operations and management performance. “The laundry industry is constantly evolving. To protect its integrity and advance the professionalism of its plant and production management, the CPLM ensures individuals pursue professional development and continuing education to steadily improve their skills and credibility as the industry’s technology and associated productivity requirements become more complex,” stated Joseph Ricci, TRSA president and CEO.

Why Certify Laundry Managers?

To gain a competitive advantage. Commercial, industrial, linen, healthcare and large institutional laundries have raised the bar for recruiting, training and retaining skilled, knowledgeable managers and vendors. TRSA’s CPLM provides the opportunity to train and reward high performing managers, which increases corporate productivity and retention while providing individuals with more marketable credentials backed by the support and credibility of the industry’s preeminent organization.

Every profession requires specialized skills. Employers require confirmation their people possess these skills.In short, certification is an investment in your employees, your business, your career, your livelihood, your future.

If you want to. . .

- Demonstrate your advanced knowledge in laundry management

- Gain professional credibility

- Improve your skills in recognizing, rewarding and retaining high performers

- Give your company a competition advantage

Get certified. Plan to attend PMI today.