To become certified, an individual must meet the following requirements:
- Education and/or Experience - Candidates must have at least 12
months experience in the field of lubricant-analysis-based machinery condition
monitoring. The months of experience are based on 16 hours minimum per month of
sampling and analysis experience.
- Training - Candidate must have received 24 hours of documented
formal training as outlined in the Body of Knowledge of the MLA I.
Note: ICML does not require, recommend, endorse or authorize any specific
training course as official or approved. It is the responsibility of each
candidate to research the training options available in his/her area and make a
decision as to the training provider of his/her choice. ICML recommends the
outline of the course of choice be compared to the exam's Body of Knowledge. It
is in the person's best interest and their responsibility as an ICML candidate
to ensure they are being trained in the same subject areas in which they will be
tested. ICML's Bodies of Knowledge are of public domain and can be utilized by
companies in the development of courses, as well as by any prospective candidate
for evaluating the appropriateness of chosen training.
- Examination - Each candidate must successfully pass a written,
100 question, multiple-choice examination that evaluates the candidate's
knowledge of the topic. Candidates have three hours to complete the closed-book
examination. A score of 70% is required to pass the examination and achieve
certification. Contact ICML about the availability of the exam in other