Can I skip the ISO Category I Course and Certification?
Yes, you may, however, please keep in mind that you should already have some vibration analysis background. You will also need to have 18 months of field experience to be issued the ISO certificate for Category II.
Will I receive Pre Course study materials?
Every Registered Student will receive an instructional email to finalize their course registration. They will also receive a link to their personal Learning Zone Account. The account provides a digital version of the course book and also a series of folders containing movies. These movies are an actual course video taped in a studio and contain the same content taught in the Instructor led course the student is registered in.
What is a Learning Zone Account?
Every Registered Student will receive an instuctional email to finalize their course registration. They will also receive a link to their personal Learning Zone Account. The account provides a digital version of the course book and also a series of folders containing movies. These movies are an actual course video taped in a studio and contain the same content taught in the Instructor led course the student is registered in. The Learning Zone Account may be used for Pre-course study materials, review during the course week, reference after the course, or used to re-take the course and re-sit your certification exam. The account is activated at the time the student registers for the course and expires 6 months after the close date of the course they will be attending.
Can I buy just the Learning Zone Account and use it to study for the Certification Exam?
No, but we do offer Category I-III Distance Learning (DL) courses which are the online equivalent to our Public courses. The cost is the same as attending a Public course, the training material content is fully ISO 18436 compliant and you will be qualified to take the Certification Exam once you have completed the DL course.
Do you offer Onsite Instructor-led Courses?
Yes, we offer a range of courses that can be conducted onsite, including our Category I-IV vibration analysis courses, balancing, alignment and others. Please email the course category and number of students to firstname.lastname@example.org for a quotation.
What are the requirements to sit the Cat IV course and Certification Exam?
You must currently be ISO Category III Certified with Mobius Institute, the Vibration Institute of America or with the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, the only three accredited certification bodies for vibraton analysis certification. You must also be able to show that you have at least 60 months of active experience as a vibration analyst.
If I am certified by another organization, can I attend your course and receive the next level of certification?
Yes, with some qualifications. Your certification must be with an accredited ISO certifying body, which includes Vibration Institute of America, British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing and Mobius Institute Board of Certification. You must also have verifiable experience in the field for the ISO requirements for the certification. See our Certification section for more detailed information.
May I take one of your Category courses if I am not interested in becoming certified or if I have insufficient experience for certification?
Yes, our courses are open to the public, regardless of experience. If you are involved in vibration analysis or rotating machinery in any capacity, such as sales, marketing, engineering, design or reliability, you will come away with a far better understanding of how machines are monitored, how faults develop and what can be done to determine what faults actually exist in a machine. All attendees receive certificates of completion. Candidates without sufficient experience will still receive a certificate if they pass the exam, but it will note that their experience was insufficient for ISO certification at the time.
After I attend your course and take the exam, when will I receive notification as to whether I passed, and when will I receive my certificate?
You will receive notification of your results in 6-10 days of taking the exam. You will receive your ISO certificate in 4-6 weeks after the exam if you passed and have the necessary experience.
What are the experience requirements to become certified?
You may take the certification examination at any time, even if you don't have sufficient experience to become certified according to ISO 18436. If you have sufficient experience or once you've met the experience requirements, you will receive your certificate. Experience requirements are as follows:
CAT-I requires 6 months, CAT-II requires 18 months, CAT-III requires 36 months and CAT-IV requires 60 months experience. For more information see: Certification per ISO 18436