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Become a Certified Vibration Analyst


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Vibration Analyst Certification Program


The Vibration Institute’s Vibration Analyst is an ANAB-Accredited Personnel Certification Program. The Vibration Institute was first accredited by ANSI (now ANAB) to ISO/IEC 17024 in March 2010. The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is a non-governmental organization that provides accreditation services and training to public and private sector organizations and is the largest accreditation body in North America.

The four-category vibration analyst certification follows a body of knowledge compliant with ISO 18436-2. The accreditation by ANAB guarantees that the Institute’s certification program provides fair, impartial, 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. Cut score studies are regularly conducted to develop fair passing scores for a minimally qualified candidate based on standard psychometric principles.

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 contact the Institute at (630) 654-2254 or information@vi-institute.org.

Vibration Analyst Certification Levels


The Process:

Below are the requirements for each level of certification, Category I – IV.

  • Meet the experience requirement
  • Meet the training requirement
  • Register for the training course (if needed)
  • Register for the exam (you can register for the exam the same time you register for a course)
  • Complete your certification application
  • Take course and/or exam
  • Get your results, usually within 3 business weeks of exam

The Vibration Institute vibration analyst certification program is the benchmark and recognized as one of the highest standards of industry knowledge and competence among professionals in the field. Vibration Institute’s vibration analyst certification program IS THE ONLY vibration analyst certification program accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)

  • Category I

  • CATEGORY Ii

  • CATEGORY III

  • CATEGORY Iv

Category I Vibration Analysts are qualified to perform a range of single channel machinery vibration condition monitoring and diagnostic activities including data acquisition on predetermined routes, machine steady state testing to predefined procedures, and comparison of readings against pre-established alert settings.

Minimum Recommended Experience: 6 months

Minimum Training Hours: 30 hours

Category I Body of Knowledge/Training Course Topics:

Vibration Principles


  • Basic motion
  • Period, Frequency
  • Amplitude (Peak, Peak-to-Peak, RMS)
  • Measurements (Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration)
  • Time Orbital and Frequency Domains
  • Phase Natural Frequency, Resonance, Critical Speeds
  • Shaft and Casing Vibration

6 hours

Data Acquisition


  • Instrumentation (and acquire readings)
  • Transducers
  • Sensor Mounting, Mounted Natural Frequency
  • Test Procedures
  • Computer Database Upload/Download
  • Recognition of Poor Data
  • Vibration System Calibration

6 hours

Condition Monitoring


  • Vibration Severity
  • Recognition of Baseline Variations

4 hours

Signal Processing


  • FFT Application

6 hours

Data Acquisition


  • Basic Spectrum Analysis
  • Spectral Harmonics and Sidebands

4 hours

Acceptance Testing


  • Test Procedures

2 hours

Equipment Testing and Diagnostics


  • Process Safety

2 hours

Fault Severity Determination


  • Levels (Overall, Narrowband, Component)

4 hours

Field Balancing


  • Single-plane

2 hours

Vibration Analyst Training Courses


The Best Vibration Analysis Instructors. The Premier Vibration Analysis Certification.

Vibration Institute Training Courses provide unique opportunities to study vibration principles in a way that goes beyond the textbook to provide real-world applications. 

In addition to understanding theories and techniques, our courses:

  • provide procedures to augment to your practical knowledge of machines;
  • offer case studies to contextualize various types of equipment;
  • hold demonstrations and workshops that illustrate methods to solve vibration problems;
  • administer the Body of Knowledge compliant with ISO 18436-2 Vibration Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics; and
  • follow ISO 18436-3 Requirements for Training Bodies and the Training Process which defines the requirements for bodies that operate training programs in the non-intrusive machine condition monitoring, diagnostic, and correction technologies.

The Vibration Institute Training Courses represent the highest standards of knowledge and competency for professionals in the vibration field today. All Institute courses are taught by leading Vibration Analysts who have extensive field and industry experience. It is their goal to help all attendees become better analysts by honing their edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

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The Vibration Institute Training Courses provide unique opportunities to study vibration principles in a way that goes beyond the textbook to provide real-world applications.

  • INTRODUCTION TO MACHINERY VIBRATION
  • BALANCING OF ROTATING MACHINERY
  • MODAL ANALYSIS TRAINING COURSES
  • MACHINERY VIBRATION ANALYSIS
  • BASIC MACHINERY VIBRATION
  • ADVANCED VIBRATION CONTROL
  • ADVANCED VIBRATION ANALYSIS

Certification

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  • CATEGORY I
  • CATEGORY II
  • CATEGORY III
  • CERTIFICATION HANDBOOK
  • CATEGORY IV

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