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Certification Forms & Fees

 

 


 Examination Sponsors:

Examination sponsors are organizations or individuals authorized and monitored by the Vibration Institute to administer written certification examinations.  Examination Sponsors include technical organizations, vendors, associations, independent training organizations, government agencies, companies, and individuals that meet the requirements of ISO 18436:1.  Examination Sponsors are required to sign an agreement to follow all rules and procedures during testing and to use Institute approved materials.  At no time shall the Sponsor or Invigilator (proctor) copy or review Institute examination materials.  The Institute code of ethics shall govern the behavior of the Sponsor.  Conflicts of interest including proctoring of relatives shall be avoided.

ALL three Exam Sponsor and Proctor Form(s) listed below must be submitted to the Vibration Institute as follows:

U.S. certification examinations:                                                       Three (3) weeks prior to examination date

U.S. certification examinations – list of attendees:                          Three (3) weeks prior to examination date

International certification examinations:                                           Four (4) weeks prior to examination date

International certification examinations – list of attendees:              Three (3) weeks prior to examination date

  1. Instructions and Agreement for Sponsors (Fillable PDF) 
  2. Application to Sponsor a Vibration Institute Certification Exam (Fillable PDF); Online Application to Sponsor Form
  3. Agreement for Certification Examination Proctor (Invigilator) (Fillable PDF)

  
Certification Application Form:
All examination candidates must complete the Certification Application [link to certification application form CF007], which is processed in a timely manner.  Applications are accepted without discrimination.  Applications for dual examinations are accepted only with permission from the Executive Director and are subject to the availability of proctors.

Application for Certification Examination (Fillable PDF)

Application for Certification Examination - Spanish (Fillable PDF)

 

ISO Application Form:
All examination candidates must fully complete the ISO Application [link to ISO Application CF009] form which will be provided in the packet for the proctor to distribute and collect on the day of the examination.  Incomplete or missing forms will delay examination results.

Application for Certification of Vibration Analysts to ISO 18436-2 (Fillable PDF)

Application for Certification of Vibration Analysts to ISO 18436-2 - Spanish (Fillable PDF) 


Request for Exam Review:
The Vibration Institute provides a mechanism for exam candidates to have their examination reviewed for information on exam problem areas or opportunities for improvement.  Please complete the form below and send it to the Vibration Institute.

Request for Examination Review (Fillable PDF)

Online Examination Review Form


Exam Complaint/Appeal:
The Vibration Institute provides a mechanism for exam candidates to provide feedback on examinations, exam items or appeal the result of an examination.  Please complete the form below and send it to the Vibration Institute.

Exam Complaint/Appeal Form  (Fillable PDF)

 

Certification Examination Fees:

Effective January 1, 2013 fee for Vibration Institute examinations will be as follows:

Examination

Category

Examination

Fee

Re-test Fee

Vibration Analyst

Category I

$275

$150

Category II

$300

$150

Category III

$350

$150

Category IV

$450

$150

Balancing Specialist

Category I

$275

$150

Category II

N/A

N/A

 

The Vibration Institute has also implemented a new “Transfer In” program.  This program offers a discount to individual certificants who have a current certification from an outside certification organization(s).  They will be permitted to enter the Vibration Institute certification program at Category II with the cost of the first certification exam 50% off the “retail” price - $150.  If not successful the first time the re-test fee is $150.

For additional information, certification examination dates, or to apply please contact the Institute at (630) 654-2254 or information@vi-institute.org.