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About MIBoC Accreditation

 

To learn more about our accreditation and the value of being certified by Mobius Institute, download our eBook titled "Mobius Institute - Vibration Analyst CERTIFICATION GUIDE" by Roberta Clark

Mobius Institute Board of Certification is an accredited certification body per ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO 18436-1 authorized to provide certification in accordance with ISO 18436-1 and 18436-2.

Mobius Institute Board of Certification (MIBoC) is an impartial and independent entity that is directed by scheme and technical committees to ensure that its certification meets or exceeds the requirements defined by the applicable International Organization for Standardization, ISO 18436 standards. MIBoCís organizational structure is described below and for a detailed description of the MIBoC certification scheme, please refer to the Scheme Requirements documents ED002 and ED003 which can be downloaded here.

Through an extensive audit and review process by IAF member, Joint Accreditation System of Australia & New Zealand (JAS-ANZ), MIBoC was awarded accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO 18436-1 in June 2012. Other IAF member organizations include ANSI in the United States, SAS in Switzerland and UKAS in the United Kingdom.

MIBoC accreditation means that it has demonstrated and satisfied to JAS-ANZ that it has met all the requirements for bodies operating certification systems for personnel who perform machinery condition monitoring, identify machine faults, and recommend corrective action. With MIBoC accreditation, it is authorized to provide certification to the ISO 18436-2 standard providing recognition of the qualifications and competence of individuals to perform machinery vibration measurements and analysis using portable and permanently installed sensors and equipment.

MIBoC joins the Vibration Institute and the British Institute of Non-destructive Testing (BINDT) in being accredited and authorized to certify students according to ISO 18436-1 and 18436-2 standards. During the accreditation award process, MIBoC demonstrated that Mobius Institute processes have exceeded the ISO requirements since it began offering classroom training and certification in 2005. For this reason, JAS-ANZ has declared that all Mobius Institute certified analysts residing in more than 125 countries are qualified to receive a revised certificate recognizing their achievement as being certified in accordance with ISO 18436-1 and ISO 18436-2.

For information about how you can transition your certification from the Mobius Institute scheme to the ISO accredited MIBoC scheme, click here.

If you require further information regarding MIBoC and its accreditation, please send your written inquiries to Roberta Clark at roberta.clark@MobiusCertification.org.

The MIBoC Organization:

The adjacent diagram illustrates the MIBoC organization and its relationship to its stakeholders (the vibration analysts, their employers, and the vibration vendor and training community), and the four committees which govern all of MIBoCís actions and policies.  It also illustrates the relationship between MIBoC and Mobius Institute as a MIBoC Authorized Training Organization (ATO), the Mobius Institute Authorized Training Centers (ATCs), and the MIBoC Authorized Examination Centers (AECs).

References

ISO

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards.  ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 164 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.  ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. On the one hand, many of its member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated by their government. On the other hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations.

http://www.iso.org/ 

ISO/IEC 17024:  Conformity assessment ó General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons

Specifies requirements for a body certifying persons against specific requirements, including the development and maintenance of a certification scheme for personnel.

ISO 18436: Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines ó Requirements for qualification and assessment of personnel:

ISO 18436-1:  Requirements for certifying bodies and the certification process.  

Defines the requirements for bodies operating certification systems for personnel who perform machinery condition monitoring, identify machine faults, and recommend corrective action. Procedures for the certification of condition monitoring and diagnostic personnel are specified.

ISO 18436-2:  Vibration condition monitoring and diagnostics

Specifies the general requirements for vibration analysis personnel who perform machinery condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines. Certification to this standard will provide recognition of the qualifications and competence of individuals to perform machinery vibration measurements and analysis using portable and permanently installed sensors and equipment.

ISO 18436-3  Requirements for training bodies and the training process

Defines the requirements for bodies operating training programmes for personnel who perform machinery condition monitoring, identify machine faults, and recommend corrective action. Procedures for training of condition monitoring and diagnostic personnel are specified.

IAF

The IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel and other similar programmes of conformity assessment. Its primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited certificates may be relied upon. Accreditation assures users of the competence and impartiality of the body accredited. 

http://www.iaf.nu/

JAS-ANZ 

JAS-ANZ was established in 1991 by the Australian and New Zealand governments to strengthen the trading relationship between the two countries and with other countries. The Agreement between Australia and New Zealand establishing the Governing Board, Technical Advisory Council and Accreditation Review Board of the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (the JAS-ANZ Treaty) requires JAS-ANZ to operate a joint accreditation system and to deliver on four goals relating to Integrity and Confidence, Trade Support, Linkages, and International Acceptance.

http://www.jas-anz.com.au/ 

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