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.

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.