Certification Schemes

The Vibration Institute’s Vibration Analyst Certification Program was accredited by the American  National Standards Institute (ANSI) to ISO/IEC 17024 in March 2010. The four-category vibration analyst certification uses a body of knowledge compliant with ISO 18436-2 and is enhanced by a job-task analysis conducted by the Vibration Institute Certification Committee.  The accreditation by ANSI guarantees that the Institute’s certification program provides fair and equal access to certification with policies and procedures that assess the qualifications of candidates on a standardized basis. The program is governed by an unbiased Certification Committee that controls the body of knowledge and examination content. The program only uses examination items that have been statistically tested and cognitively categorized to assure fairness in assessment of skills and abilities of exam candidates.  Studies are regularly conducted to develop fair passing scores for a minimally qualified candidate.

Certification Surveillance

To protect Certified Vibration Analysts who have justly earned their certification, the Vibration Institute will pursue individuals who falsify Vibration Institute certification status in any manner. If you are aware of any instance in which you believe individuals are falsifying their certification statuses, please call the Institute at (630) 654-2254 or e-mail us at information@vi-institute.org.

Vibration Analyst

The Vibration Institute’s Vibration Analyst Certification Program was accredited by ANSI Logo the American  National Standards Institute (ANSI) to ISO/IEC 17024 in March 2010. The four-category vibration analyst certification uses a body of knowledge compliant with ISO 18436-2 and is enhanced by a job-task analysis conducted by the Vibration Institute Certification Committee.  The accreditation by ANSI guarantees that the Institute’s certification program provides fair and equal access to certification with policies and procedures that assess the qualifications of candidates on a standardized basis. The program is governed by an unbiased Certification Committee that controls the body of knowledge and examination content. The program only uses examination items that have been statistically tested and cognitively categorized to assure fairness in assessment of skills and abilities of exam candidates.  Studies are regularly conducted to develop fair passing scores for a minimally qualified candidate.

Balancing Specialist Scheme

The Certified Balancing Technician program is based on Vibration Institute Guideline No. 1 Requirements for training and certification of personnel – Balancing of Rotating Machines.  The program is based on examination, training and experience.

Balancing Field Specialist Exam

Individuals certified to Balancing Field Specialist Exam are required to understand basic shop and field balancing concepts and be able to perform vibration analysis, conduct single-plane balancing, calculate balance sensitivity and phase lag, and evaluate balance results against ISO balancing standards..

Minimum Recommended Experience:  12 months

Minimum Training Hours:  32 hours

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Balancing Specialist Scheme

Educational opportunities are available to meet the training hour recommendation and partially prepare for the Balancing certification exam.

Educational opportunities are available to meet the training hour recommendation and partially prepare for the Vibration Analyst certification exam at your organization.

Alignment Specialist Scheme

The Vibration Institute Shaft Alignment Specialist certification is based on the Vibration Institute Guideline No. 2 Requirements for training and certification of personnel: Shaft Alignment of Rotating Machines.  The program has four levels of certification relating to the skills of personnel to align machines and machine trains using basic and advanced instruments and techniques.

Category II

Individuals are qualified to perform shaft alignment procedures on industrial machinery using the reverse radial and rim-face method on a two element drive system according to established and recognized procedures.

Minimum Recommended Experience:  12 months

Minimum Training Hours:  24 hours

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Alignment Specialist Recommendations

Educational opportunities are available to meet the training hour recommendation and partially prepare for the Shaft Alignment certification exam at your organization.