Certification Courses

Learn More About the Certification Courses Offered at the CBM + RELIABILITY CONNECT Live Training Conferences

  • What certification courses are offered at the CBM + RELIABILITY CONNECT Live Training Conferences?
    • ARP A
    • ARP E
    • VCAT I
    • UCAT I
  • ARP A Course Description

    The course begins with a summary of why reliability improvement is so important to the future of an organization. But then it busts the myths associated with reliability improvement and asset management; there are so many misunderstandings in the industry that it is essential to get everyone on the same page so you avoid the common traps.

    Next, we provide an overview of the implementation process: how to get started, how to gain senior management support, how to change the reliability culture so behaviors change, how to break out of the reactive maintenance cycle of doom, and how to establish a sustainable reliability improvement initiative. If you already have a program, you will learn how to assess its progress and re-focus and re-energize your program.

    Time is spent on the common technical elements of reliability improvement. You will feel comfortable with defect elimination, the asset strategy (including Reliability Centered Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance Optimization, and Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis), the asset criticality ranking, Pareto analysis, precision maintenance, and asset care, operator driven reliability, condition-based maintenance and all of the common technologies, lubrication best practices and contamination control, precision shaft alignment and rotor balancing, and root cause analysis. Yes, there are a lot of topics, but with our unique simulations and animations, you will be amazed at how confident you will feel with the subjects once you’ve completed the course.

    Between the discussions, lessons, and case studies, you will come away with a totally new perspective on how to improve reliability and performance in your organization.

  • ARP E Course Description

    After a brief introduction into the strategy and the role of the reliability engineer, we will take a deep dive into reliability engineering data analysis, including statistical analysis, Pareto analysis, Weibull analysis, Crow-AMSAA, and other techniques including AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics.

    Then we will explore risk assessment and risk analysis, including a deep-dive into asset criticality ranking.

    Next, we will explore defect elimination and look at the entire life cycle of the asset, from the project management and design (including designing for reliability, availability, maintainability, safety i.e. RAMS, plus energy efficiency), the procurement process, acceptance testing, through the maintenance and repair process, through to operations.

    Then we will take a deeper dive into how to minimize equipment failure by developing an asset strategy (also known as the strategic maintenance plan). We will discuss fault tree analysis (causal tree analysis), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), and Preventive Maintenance Optimization (PMO).

    Next, we will look at how we can apply a disciplined approach to the way maintenance is performed. We will begin with a discussion of developing a master asset list [MAL], bill of materials [BOM], and a management of change [MoC] process. Then we will discuss work management (planning/scheduling) and spares/materials management [MRO]. While the reliability engineer can’t control what the maintenance department does, you will certainly understand planning and scheduling best practices and how to achieve the best outcome.

    Adding to the discussion of work management is a detailed look at precision and proactive maintenance for rotating machinery, electrical equipment, and other asset types. The training will include lubrication application and contamination control, precision laser and belt alignment, precision fastening (electrical and mechanical), and precision balancing.

    Next, the course will take a close look at the condition monitoring program and all of the key technologies: vibration analysis, ultrasound analysis, oil and wear particle analysis, infrared thermography, electric motor testing, electrical and power quality testing, transformer testing, partial discharge, NDT, and performance monitoring.

    And finally, time is spent on the details of root cause analysis and the Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System [FRACAS]. This is an important component of any reliability program and we cover problem-solving and project management.

    But remember, we have the famous Mobius Institute simulations and animations that make these technical topics far easier to learn and understand.

  • VCAT I Course Description

    We will help you understand why vibration analysis is important, you will gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of vibration analysis, you will learn how to take quality, dependable measurements, and you will begin the process of understanding how to diagnose common faults with vibration analysis.

    This course is intended for the vibration analyst who will collect vibration data, validate that the data is good, begin to perform basic analysis, and use the training and certification as the start of a new and rewarding career.

  • UCAT I Course Description

    Ultrasound is incredibly powerful and versatile, so there is a lot to learn. The good news is you are in the right place. Our UCAT-I ISO Category I course will set you up for success.

    We will help you understand why ultrasound analysis is important. You will gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of ultrasound, lubrication, and leak detection. You will learn how to take quality, dependable measurements, and you will begin the process of understanding how to diagnose common faults.

  • What are the compliances with ISO accreditation?

    ARP A

    • Training: modeled on 18436-2 and ISO 18436-3, but there is no ISO standard for reliability personnel certification.
    • Certification: according to ISO/IEC 17024 and modeled on ISO 18436-1
    • Training: ISO 18436-3

    ARP E

    • Training: modeled on 18436-2 and ISO 18436-3, but there is no ISO standard for reliability personnel certification.
    • Certification: according to ISO/IEC 17024 and modeled on ISO 18436-1
    • Training: ISO 18436-3

    VCAT I

    • Training and certification: ISO 18436-2
    • Certification: ISO 18436-1, ISO/IEC 17024
    • Training: ISO 18436-3

    UCAT I

    • Training and certification: ISO 18436-8
    • Certification: ISO 18436-1, ISO/IEC 17024
    • Training: ISO 18436-3
  • What are the exam formats?

    ARP A

    • Two-hours
    • 60 multiple-choice questions
    • 70% passing grade

    ARP E

    • Three-hours
    • 100 multiple-choice questions
    • 70% passing grade

    VCAT I

    • Two-hours
    • 60 multiple-choice questions
    • 70% passing grade

    UCAT I

    • Two-hours
    • 60 multiple-choice questions
    • 70% passing grade
  • What are the certification requirements?

    ARP A

    • Training course completed
    • 6-months of work experience, verified by an independent person
    • Pass the exam
    • Valid for 3 years

    ARP E

    • Training course completed
    • 24-months of work experience, verified by an independent person
    • Pass the exam
    • Valid for 3 years

    VCAT I

    • Training course completed
    • 6-months of work experience, verified by an independent person
    • Pass the exam
    • Valid for 5 years

    UCAT I

    • Training course completed
    • 6-months of work experience, verified by an independent person
    • Pass the exam
    • Pass a hearing test
    • Valid for 5 years
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  • Contact Information

    Email becky@mobiusinstitute.com with the subject: CBM + RELIABILITY CONNECT Live Training Conference Certification Courses.