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ICML is a global non-profit organization dedicated to helping lubrication practitioners succeed in their professional careers.  ICML certification exams are in accordance with ISO 18436 and are available worldwide, in multiple languages.

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To apply for an exam, choose the exam session below to get started:
ApplyApply Veendam, The Netherlands (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
IJssel Technology, Ommelanderwijk 136 - Veendam,
ApplyApply Nijkerk, The Netherlands (13:00 - 16:00 THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR VAN MEEUWEN CANDIDATES)
Golden Tulip Hotel Ampt van Nijkerk, Berencamperweg 4 - Nijkerk,
ApplyApply Perth, Australia (2:00 - 5:00 PM)
Royal Perth Yacht Club, 6 Australia II Drive - Crawley, WA
Sponsor: The Eventful Group
ApplyApply Christchurch, New Zealand (2:00 - 5:00 PM)
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square - Christchurch,
Sponsor: The Eventful Group
ApplyApply Hamilton, New Zealand (2:00 - 5:00 PM)
Novotel Hamilton Tainui - Hamilton,
Sponsor: The Eventful Group
ApplyApply Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia (8:30 - 11:30 AM THIS IS A PRIVATE SESSION FOR SAUDI ARAMCO EMPLOYEES)
Saudi Aramco Downstream Development Academy Bldg., Room 105 - Ras Tanura, Eastern Province
ApplyApply Scottville, MI (11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION)
West Shore Community College 3000 N. Stiles Rd., 2nd Floor Schoenher Center - Scottville, MI
1611 County Road 85 - Stevenson, AL
ApplyApply Den Helder, The Netherlands (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR KONINKLIJKE MARINE CANDIDATES)
Koninklijke Marine, Rijkszee en Marinehaven Gebouw Noorderkroon kamer 84 - Den Helder,
Sponsor: IJssel
ApplyApply Port Harcourt, Nigeria (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Blue Ribbon Suites, 304 Aba Express Road, Opposite Jamil Motors - Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Sponsor: Abrote Services Limited
ApplyApply Yanbu, Saudi Arabia (12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR SAUDI ARAMCO EMPLOYEES)
Aramco Training Building 1402, Room 111 - Yanbu,
Sponsor: Saudi Aramco
ApplyApply Toronto, Canada (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. )
25 Sheppard Ave. West, Suite 300 - Toronto, ON
Sponsor: VibeLube Inc.
ApplyApply Ogden, UT (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION)
Weber State University - 3885 W. Campus Drive Dept 1112 - Ogden, UT
ApplyApply Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. )
Dorsett Hartamas Hotel, D-G-08, Plaza Damas 3, No. 63, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas - Kuala Lumpur,
Sponsor: Lubetrain Resources Sdn Bhd
ApplyApply Tarkwa, Ghana (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (MLE candidates test from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION)
WT-0070-9869, Street 1 - Tarkwa, Western Region

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What's Happening  
Spanish-Speaking PRECONLUB Meets in November
PRECONLUB logoAs a media sponsor of PRECONLUB 2020 Conference, ICML encourages you to join other hands-on practitioners, managers, and reliability engineers for two days (Nov. 26-27) of practical learning from experts in the fields of predictive maintenance, reliability, and lubrication. As of now, organizers are planning this will be an in-person conference where you can maximize your time while interacting with colleagues. Review full agenda and Spanish presenters here, and register today.
ICML 55.1 Standard now in Spanish and Portuguese!
ICML 55.1 Standard PDF is now available in Spanish & Portuguese.In response to increasing demand from our Mexican and Brazilian candidates and our training partners, we have translated the "ICML 55.1 Standard" into Spanish and Portuguese. For now, these two languages will be available only in PDF format--not the printed book. When ordering, just identify your language preference in the "Notes" box at the bottom of the order form.
Looking for training near you? Start here!
Lube InstructorDozens of training providers all over the world have signed our partner agreement to give assurance to us—and you—that their certification classes satisfy ICML prerequisites. We list their names, regions, and links here. See the List...
Online exams have LAUNCHED!
Online exams are open July 10Nearly four months after announcing that we would introduce virtual exams, we are finally ready! Practitioners have been registering for our online exams since June 15. And now, starting July 10, we are processing them into the new system so they can start scheduling their own exams from their homes and offices. And so can you! Read the Press Release...
Step up to MLE certification for lubrication engineers
Nothing else compares
MLE certificant logo

Introduced in April 2019, our management-level MLE (Machinery Lubrication Engineer) certification for reliability and lubricated asset management professionals is ideal for those with responsibility to develop, implement, and manage entire lubrication programs. The comprehensive body of knowledge corresponds to ICML 55.1 Standard, too. You can sit the MLE exam at any public session listed in our online calendar if you register at least two weeks in advance, or you can apply to take the exam online.


Can't travel to take an ICML exam in person?

How about sitting it in your hometown or online instead? ICML may be able to offer an examination session on-site or locally--even for small groups or individuals. If you would like to find out more about that, please email us at registrations@lubecouncil.org. And as of June 15, 2020, you can also apply for an online exam that you can sit in the privacy of your home or office. Read more about that option here.

Do not let your ICML credential expire!

Your certification is valid for three years from the date you sat your exam, and it can be extended every three years by re-certification. ICML's re-certification program is based on a points system, where points can be accumulated through specific activities, including your continued employment in the field. It is an easy process, but we need to hear from you so we can ensure your certified status is maintained. Email admin@lubecouncil.org for more information.