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Certified Professional Laundry Manager (CPLM)

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The CPLM designation verifies a established level of expertise and experience.

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About CPLM

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 completing TRSA’s Production Management Institute (PMI) 12-month program and passing a standardized test, recipients must engage in continuous professional development to renew their CPLM every three years through participating in continuing education programs, training, teaching and undertaking leadership roles in laundry and business management associations.

Rooted in best management practices (BMPs) introduced at 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.

Standard for CPLM Certification



Apply for CPLM Certification

Send in your application today for TRSA’s CPLM Certification!

CPLM Recertification Application
CPLM Recertification Spreadsheet
CPLM Grandfathered Application



CPLM Benefits

Gain a competitive advantage and retain your best managers. Linen, uniform and facility services companies must invest in recruiting, training and retaining skilled, knowledgeable managers. TRSA’s CPLM provides the opportunity to recognize and demonstrate your commitment to high performing managers, which increases corporate productivity and retention while enhancing their knowledge of BMPs and production excellence.

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.



Why Get Certified?

If you want to recognize and reward valued managers to improve retention, verify expertise and experience, gain professional credibility, improve skills and knowledge to increase productivity and gain a competitive advantage, the CPLM certification is right for you.



Production Management Institute (PMI)

PMI enhances and develops supervisory and management performance in textile services companies by imparting thorough understanding of best practices in laundry operations and enhancing supervisory and leadership skills.

PMI prepares a promising person to increase her/his value to your company immediately through intensive formal education in plant operations—four consecutive days of classes—as well as informal exchange of ideas and experiences with other laundry operators from around the world.

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