Recertification is required every 3 years. To recertify individuals must accumulate 15 recertification points over the three-year period and submit a completed application to ICML. Points may be claimed using the following criteria:

Category Points Maximum Documentation
Training 1 point per day 10 points Proof of attendance (certificate, badge or letter from training company in its letterhead) and a copy of the course outline
Employment 4 points per year 12 points Letter from employer, in company letterhead, with title of signer shown
Article Publication 2 points per article 6 points Copy of article and table of contents of the book, proceedings, magazine or journal in which it was published
Conference Attendance 1 point per conference day 6 points Proof of attendance (certificate, badge or letter from conference organizer in its letterhead)and copy of program

Criteria of Acceptability

  • Employment - Employment must be in a field related to industrial lubrication and/or oil analysis.
  • Training/Conference Attendance – Training/Conference topics related to oil analysis, lubrication or other topics important to effective equipment maintenance and management will be accepted.
  • Article Publication - Articles published in journals, magazines, books or proceedings should be related to a topic within the body of knowledge for oil analysis, lubrication or equipment maintenance or management.
All points must be earned during the time the certification is in effect. Points earned before or after the certification period will not be accepted. Points may be applied to multiple ICML certifications held by the individual, assuming that the points are applicable and approved for each individual re-certification. If a candidate's only source of re-certification points is employment, the extra 3 points required may be earned via participation in employment-related best practices activities, as per below criteria:

For MLA/MLT Track:

  • Lube related failure elimination and/or prevention activities
  • Lube Procedure and Best Practices development
  • Lube Program Auditing tasks
  • Lube Specification development
  • Lube related work management system development

For LLA Track:

·        Testing related failure elimination and/or prevention activities

·        Test inspection procedures (writing and/or implementation)

·         Industry Standard feedback/betterment activities

·         Laboratory Procedure and Best Practices (writing and/or implementing)

·         Quality control activities (i.e., charting, limits, feedback, etc.)

·         Laboratory program auditing tasks (writing, implementing and/or assisting)

·         Training, coaching and/or mentoring of new hires


Cost of Recertification

Recertification in U.S. and Canada is US $135 for each three year period.  Please contact ICML to confirm the cost in your country.

Apply For Recertification