Condition Monitoring Training and Certification

You can see the future with vibration analysis, ultrasound, and other condition monitoring technologies. You will learn far more with our independent, interactive training filled with 3D animations and simulations.

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Master the knowledge and techniques to see the future

An organization with skilled condition monitoring technicians and analysts experiences lower maintenance costs and higher plant reliability. Condition monitoring allows us to detect the onset of failure and detect when the conditions exist that will cause future failures. Coupled with an effective planning and scheduling process, maintenance costs and production downtime can be dramatically reduced.

Rotating machinery, electrical equipment, and practically every other type of equipment you may operate in your plant provide an indication when failure is initiated, for example, when the bearing has the smallest crack forming. While it is necessary to understand how equipment fails, as a general comment, we can achieve anywhere from weeks, months, and even years of warning before failure occurs. That enables us to establish a corrective maintenance plan and schedule the work at the optimal time in order to reduce spare parts holding costs, the time required to perform the corrective maintenance, and the impact on production. Avoiding catastrophic failure obviously reduces the safety and environmental risks, and the possibility of secondary damage. Proper planning increases the quality of the work performed and reduces safety risks for the person performing the work.

It takes skill and dedication

But it takes a skilled group of technicians and analysts to conduct the right tests, at the right time, and correctly diagnose the problem and assess the severity. And it takes a skilled leader to manage the condition monitoring program to ensure everyone is trained and certified and the program is established correctly.

Mobius™ has the growth path to master condition monitoring

Mobius Institute™, and its worldwide authorized partners, provide training that equips technicians, analysts, and CBM leaders with the necessary skills so they can competently and confidently perform their critical roles.

Understanding how the equipment works, how they fail, how the symptoms of failure change over time, and how to correctly take the required measurements, requires detailed knowledge of the equipment and the instrumentation. Mobius Institute takes pride in the fact that we are recognized as the leaders in this form of training. We provide simulations that explain how the machinery and instrumentation work, and animations that enable you to visualize exactly what is going on.

No guesswork, no trying to remember complex concepts and techniques, we educate you so that you understand. It’s only when you understand that you can solve problems.


VCAT-I Vibration Analysis Category I

This is the place to start your vibration analysis career. You will learn all of the essentials so that you can contribute to the vibration analysis program:

  • An introduction to condition monitoring and reliability improvement
  • The fundamentals of vibration
  • How to collect quality data
  • An introduction to vibration analysis and common fault conditions

After this course, vibration analysis will make much more sense. You will learn how to do a good job and why it is so important that you do a good job.

The training and accredited certification follow ISO 18436-2 and ISO/IEC 17024.

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VCAT-II Vibration Analysis Category II

This course will prepare you to be a real vibration analyst. You will learn:

  • Vibration Measurement basics: sensors, mounting, locations, and collecting quality data
  • Signal processing basics: sampling, windowing, averaging, and how to set up the data collected correctly
  • Equipment fault conditions: unbalance, misalignment, bearings, resonance, and many more
  • Vibration analysis techniques: spectral analysis, phase analysis, time waveform analysis

And you will learn many more tips, tricks, and concepts to help you succeed as a vibration analyst.

The training and accredited certification follow ISO 18436-2 and ISO/IEC 17024.

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VCAT-III Vibration Analysis Category III

This course is for the leader of the vibration analysis program and the person who wants to be the vibration specialist. On this course you will learn:

  • Advanced signal processing
  • How to diagnose the widest range of fault conditions
  • How to utilize all of the vibration data types
  • Resonance, dynamics, modal, and ODS
  • How to manage a program and lead the team

Every Vibration program should have a Category III vibration analyst leading the program. This is your chance to be the leader.

The training and accredited certification follow ISO 18436-2 and ISO/IEC 17024.

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VCAT-IV Vibration Analysis Category IV

We call the vibration Category IV the “Vibration superheroes”. You have reached the pinnacle of the field. This course is challenging, but when you are up to it, the Mobius Institute™ course is the best way to be prepared to pass the exam. You will learn so much, but it is summarized below:

  • Advanced signal processing
  • Modal analysis and operating deflection shape analysis
  • Machine and structural dynamics
  • All of the measurement types associated with critical fluid film bearings
  • How flexible rotor and fluid film bearing machines work
  • Rotordynamics and flexible rotor balancing

And that is just the beginning. Our animations and simulations make it much easier to understand.

The training and accredited certification follow ISO 18436-2 and ISO/IEC 17024.

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Ultrasound Analysis Training and Certification

The ultrasound technology is so versatile, and our course will teach you how to fully utilize the capabilities of the technology. In brief, you will learn:

  • Condition monitoring and reliability improvement
  • The theory of sound and ultrasound
  • How to take quality measurements
  • How to detect a wide range of fault conditions: bearings, valves, steam traps, electrical systems, and much more
  • How to detect leaks
  • How to precision lubricate bearings

Our course is filled with case studies, animations, and simulations that make the subject very easy to understand.

The training and accredited certification follow ISO 18436-8 and ISO/IEC 17024.

FREE DEMO: See a preview of the UCAT-I course. Included is segments from our instructional videos and a chapter from our comprehensive UCAT-I manual. You can access the training demo with your student credentials or create a new account using this link – UCAT-I Course Demonstration Link.

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iLearnReliability™ Learning Management System (LMS)

iLearnReliability is a web-based learning management system (LMS) that provides training on a broad range of topics for everyone in the plant. There are “toolbox talks”, “manager briefings”, “skills training” and other modules that are designed for different audiences. In many cases, the same topic is covered many times because different people need a different level of depth and they have different interests: business benefits, the demystification of technology, “how-to”, etc.

  • iLearnReliability [Condition Monitoring]
  • iLearnReliability [Enterprise]
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Detailed training that leads to certification

If you seek training that leads to certification for people who must perform condition monitoring measurements, analysis, and program management, then there are five streams to choose from: vibration, ultrasound, and program management via ARP.

Program implementation via ARP® and ART®

While the following training/certification programs are not solely focused on condition monitoring, in order to implement a successful condition-based maintenance program there is a great deal to know, and the specific condition monitoring technical programs, listed above, do not cover these topics in adequate detail. The following ARP and ART training programs will greatly benefit your condition monitoring program.

  • ARP-A “Reliability Advocate”

    The ARP-A “Reliability Advocate” program will give you the big picture of how condition-based maintenance fits into a reliability and performance improvement initiative.


  • ARP-E “Reliability Engineer”

    The ARP-E “Reliability Engineer” course is intended for the person who will develop the asset strategy, which includes the condition-based maintenance tasks. By understanding criticality, consequences of failure, the failure modes, and the technologies, it is possible to develop the most effective condition monitoring program. Sadly, the majority of CBM programs are based on a loose appreciation of which technologies should be used, how they should be used, and when they should be used. This course will enable you to make the right decisions.

    The ARP-E “Reliability Engineer” course provides the required knowledge to make the correct decisions.

  • ARP-L “Reliability Program Leader”

    The ARP-L “Reliability Program Leader” course builds on ARP-A to provide far greater detail on the implementation of the program. Even if you wish to focus on the condition monitoring program, for now, everything you learn about generating value, gaining senior management support, changing the culture, developing a strategy, and many other topics, will ensure your condition monitoring program is successful.

  • Asset Reliability Transformation [ART]

    The ARP-L “Reliability Program Leader” program follows the ART process, but there is additional training available to extend that knowledge and provide step-by-step guidance. Again, the focus is on the larger reliability and performance improvement program, but it is the best way to achieve the ultimate condition monitoring program.

Awareness training

If you seek to broaden the awareness of condition monitoring and condition-based maintenance throughout the organization, then there are two paths: the iLearnReliability™ learning management system, or on-site awareness training.

In addition, the CBM CONNECT® website,, and the international CBM CONNECT Live training conferences,, provide education, awareness, case studies, and advice on a wide range of topics.

Plus the RELIABILITY CONNECT® website,, and the RELIABILITY CONNECT conferences (co-located with the CBM CONNECT Conferences), provides additional information on how the CBM programs fit within the larger reliability improvement initiative.

  • iLearnReliability Learning Management System

    For the past ten years, iLearnReliability has trained thousands of people with “Toolbox Talks”, “Manager Briefings”, and “Essential Elements” modules on a wide range of topics. These modules are short, highly animated, and created for specific audiences. We believe that you must educate everyone to have success with your program. If operators, craft people, supervisors, engineers, and others do not understand the basics of reliability, condition monitoring, precision maintenance, and optimal operation, they will become drags on the program, not accelerants. When people understand the benefits, and the technologies have been demystified, they will pull together and drive the initiative. Otherwise, they will think this is just another “program of the month” and not get involved.

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  • On-site awareness training

    We have partners around the world that can deliver awareness training at your site. The partners can explain how the condition monitoring technologies can be applied to your plant to benefit everyone at that site. If you are already using condition monitoring, the instructors can use examples from your own plant to explain the use of condition monitoring.

    If you already have skilled practitioners, you can use our training to educate your fellow workers – who better to help your operators, technicians, and managers understand condition monitoring than your own in-house experts? Contact us if you would like to deliver our training within your organization.