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Partner Organizations

The Vibration Institute is accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) to ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons. The Vibration Institute is one of only two certifying bodies in the world that have achieved accreditation for certification of personnel as vibration analysts. As a result of this accreditation, the Vibration Institute is considered a “third party” in the eyes of ISO.

The Vibration Institute has selected ISO 18436-2 Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines – Requirements for training and certification of personnel – Part 2: Vibration condition monitoring and diagnostics as our Body of Knowledge and what we test to in our certification examinations. As an accredited certifying body issuing vibration analyst certificates in accordance with ISO 18436, we must follow ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, ISO 17024, ISO 18436-1, and 18436-2.

ISO 18436-2, Section 5.4 Experiences states the following requirement for a candidate that wants to take a Category III or IV exam - “requires previous certification at the lower level”. The definition in ISO 17000 Conformity assessment – Vocabulary and general principles in Section 5.5 defines certification as “third-party attestation related to products, processes, systems, or persons”. As a result, the ISO only recognizes certification if the certificate is issued by a third party.  The Vibration Institute is required, as an accredited body, to only accept as a prerequisite to an exam a certification issued by a third party.  

Canadian Machinery Vibration Association

The Canadian Machinery Vibration Association (CMVA/ACVM) is a non-profit association whose fields of interest include machinery dynamics and all aspects of condition monitoring and predictive maintenance of machinery, especially vibration monitoring and analysis.
CMVA objectives include:

•  Advance scientific, engineering, and technical knowledge in the fields of interest;
•  Gather and share information relating to the fields of interest which are useful to the individual and
   beneficial to the general public;
•  Encourage the development and application of the fields of interest through presentations, discussions, publications, courses of instruction,  personnel certification or other means; and
• Encourage the development and application of Canadian and international standards of practice for the fields of interest and for personnel certification.

For more information visit or contact Valerie Zacharias, Executive Director or (403)208-9618.

Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) was founded in 1897 to "advance science and technology, and thereby contribute to the development of industries". Today, its membership exceeds 38,000, making it the nation's leading engineering society.
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Korean Society for Noise & Vibration Engineering

The Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering (KSNVE) is a professional public organization under the Ministry of Environment that has been founded in July 1990. The main purpose of this institute is to fulfill the national desire of living in a better environment, promote Noise and Vibration both scholarly and technically, and enhance the level of science and technology. In this respect, KSNVE currently holds 3,047 regular members and 54 companies registered as corporate members.
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The Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology

The Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT Society) is a division of the Vibration Institute and an interdisciplinary technical organization dedicated to exchanging information and practical applications that reduce the incidence of mechanical failures, resulting in improved reliability, greater safety and economic savings.
Comprised of international scientists, engineers, failure analysts, maintenance specialists and other professional disciplines, MFPT members exchange information through its annual conference and other symposia, seminars and short courses.  Additionally, MFPT shares information with members through technical papers, newsletters and e-mail.
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Resources and Information

Acoustical Society of America
The premier international scientific society in acoustics, dedicated to increasing and diffusing the knowledge of acoustics and its practical application.
Visit the ASA Standards Store and search for standards using document number, keyword, standard category or other criteria.  Customers may now purchase standards online directly from ASA for immediate delivery in Adobe PDF format.
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American National Standards Institute

The American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) is the national coordinator of voluntary standards development and the clearinghouse in the U.S. for information on national and international standards.
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