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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 administered in accordance with ISO 18436 and are available worldwide in multiple languages and in both paper and online formats. We coordinate our exam schedule with a network of independent training partners.


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ICML Exam Session Calendar

 
(Note: search for the city, or country name, or for the U.S. two letter state abbreviation.)
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To start applying for a paper (in-person) exam, choose a session from the calendar list below.
  • To discuss arrangements for alternative exam sessions not found here, contact us.
  • To schedule an individual online exam instead, click here and also be sure to review our list of training partners.
ApplyApply Woodmead, South Africa (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Woodmead Office Park - 5 Stirrup Lane - Woodmead, Johannesburg
Sponsor: Yellotec (S. Africa)
5/20/2022
ApplyApply Mold, UK (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR HANSON CEMENT CANDIDATES)
Hanson Cement offices, Padeswood Works, Chester Road - Mold, Flintshire
Sponsor:
5/20/2022
ApplyApply Decatur, AL (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR GE APPLIANCE CANDIDATES)
GE Appliances DPO, 2328 Point Mallard Drive - Decatur, AL
Sponsor: GE Appliances
5/20/2022
ApplyApply Alvin, TX
Alvin Community College - 3110 Mustang Road - Alvin, TX
5/26/2022
ApplyApply Americana, SP, Brazil (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR GOODYEAR EMPLOYEES)
Goodyear - Avenida Afonso Pansan - Vila Bertini - Americana, SP
Sponsor:
5/27/2022
ApplyApply Myrtle Beach, SC (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Royale Palms Condominiums 10000 Beach Club Drive - Myrtle Beach, SC
Sponsor: Noria Corporation
5/27/2022
ApplyApply Itabira, MG Brazil (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR THE VALE EMPLOYEES)
Vale - Mina de Conceição | Serra do Esmeril, S/N, Zona Rural - Itabira, Minas Gerais
Sponsor: VALE
5/27/2022
ApplyApply Zarkaa, Jordan
Samra Electric Power Co, Al-Hasimiyah - Zarkaa,
Sponsor:
5/27/2022
ApplyApply Perth, WA Australia (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
SKF Solution Factory, 463 Orrong Rd - Welshpool, WA
Sponsor: SKF Australia
5/27/2022
ApplyApply Indianapolis, IN (8:00 - 11:00 AM THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR INGREDION EMPLOYEES)
Ingredion, 1515 Drover Street - Indianapolis, IN
Sponsor: Ingredion
5/27/2022
ApplyApply Perth, Australia (1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR FMG CANDIDATES)
Crowne Plaza Perth, Stirling Training Room, 54 Terrace Road - Perth, WA
Sponsor: Fortescue Metals Group
6/3/2022
ApplyApply Odense, Denmark (13:00 - 16:00)
Hotel Scandic Odense, Hvidkaervej 25 - Odense SV,
Sponsor: C.C. Jensen A/S
6/3/2022
ApplyApply Saint John, NB, Canada (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Contrôles Laurentide, 32 McIlveen Drive - Saint John, NB
Sponsor: Laurentide Controls Ltd.
6/3/2022
ApplyApply Lihir Island, PNG (13:00 - 16:00 THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR NEWCREST MINING)
Newcrest Mining offices, LTTC Training Room - Lihir Island, New Ireland Province
Sponsor: Newcrest Mining Ltd
6/7/2022
ApplyApply Evadale, TX (8:00 - 11:00 AM THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR WESTROCK EMPLOYEES)
WestRock, 1913 FM 105 South - Evadale, TX
Sponsor:
6/7/2022
ApplyApply Houston, TX (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
EnVibe Corp offices, 5522 Mitchelldale Street - Houston, TX
Sponsor: 5th Order Industry LLC
6/10/2022
ApplyApply Bagdad, AZ (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR FREEPORT MCMORAN CANDIDATES)
Bagdad Training Center, 104 Main Street - Bagdad, AZ
Sponsor: Freeport McMoRan
6/10/2022
ApplyApply Guayaquil, Ecuador (15:00 - 18:00 ESTA ES UNA SESSION PRIVADA)
Mapasingue Oeste Av. Segunda #113 y km. 4.5 via a Daule - Guayaquil, Guayas
Sponsor:
6/10/2022
ApplyApply Gent, Belgium (14:30 - 17:30)
Ottergemsesteenweg - Gent,
Sponsor: OilSense
6/20/2022
ApplyApply Pewaukee, WI (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Trico Offices, 1235 Hickory Street - Pewaukee, WI
Sponsor: Trico
6/23/2022
ApplyApply Uithoorn, The Netherlands (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
IJssel Predictive Maintenance, C. Verolmelaan 130 - Uithoorn,
Sponsor: IJssel Predictive Maintenance
6/24/2022
ApplyApply Longview, WA (8 a.m. - 11. a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR WEYERHAEUSER EMPLOYEES)
Weyerhaeuser - 2901 Industrial Way - Longview, WA
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser
6/24/2022
ApplyApply Woodmead, South Africa (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Woodmead Office Park - 5 Stirrup Lane - Woodmead, Johannesburg
Sponsor: Yellotec (S. Africa)
7/1/2022
ApplyApply Port Harcourt, Nigeria (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Danag, 79 Ken Saro-Wiwa Road, Rumuola - Port Harcourt, Rivers
Sponsor: Petrosave Integrated Services Ltd.
7/9/2022
ApplyApply Orlando, FL (5:30 - 9:30 p.m.)
ReliablePlant Conference - Caribe Royale Resort, 8101 World Center Drive - Orlando, FL
Sponsor: Noria Corporation
7/27/2022
ApplyApply Orlando, FL (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Caribe Royale Orlando Resort - 8101 World Center Drive, Room Antigua 3 & 4 - Orlando, FL
Sponsor: Noria Corporation
7/29/2022
ApplyApply Jilin, China (14:00 - 17:00 )
Jilin Pentium Instrument Co., Ltd. offices, 71-12#, Changjiang Street, Haitai, High-tech Zone - Jilin, Jilin
Sponsor:
7/31/2022
ApplyApply Woodmead, South Africa (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Woodmead Office Park - 5 Stirrup Lane - Woodmead, Johannesburg
Sponsor: Yellotec (S. Africa)
8/5/2022
ApplyApply Woodmead, South Africa (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Woodmead Office Park - 5 Stirrup Lane - Woodmead, Johannesburg
Sponsor:
9/2/2022
ApplyApply Sint Niklaas, Belgium (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
To be determined - Sint Niklaas,
Sponsor: IJssel Predictive Maintenance
9/9/2022
ApplyApply Abuja, Nigeria (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, 1 Uke Street, Area 11, Garki - Abuja, Abuja FCT
Sponsor: Petrosave Integrated Services Ltd.
9/10/2022
ApplyApply Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos, Nigeria (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Festival Hotel Festac Lagos (formerly Golden Tulip Festac Lagos), Mile 2 - Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos
Sponsor: Petrosave Integrated Services Ltd.
10/8/2022
ApplyApply Woodmead, South Africa (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Woodmead Office Park - 5 Stirrup Lane - Woodmead,
Sponsor: Yellotec (S. Africa)
11/4/2022
ApplyApply Tulsa, OK (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa 777 West Cherokee Street - Catoosa, OK
Sponsor: Noria Corporation
11/11/2022
ApplyApply Zwolle, The Netherlands
Ijssel Technologie, Trawlerweg 3-5 - Zwolle,
Sponsor: IJssel Predictive Maintenance
12/9/2022
ApplyApply Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos, Nigeria (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Festival Hotel Festac Lagos (formerly Golden Tulip Festac Lagos), Mile 2 - Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos
Sponsor: Petrosave Integrated Services Ltd.
12/10/2022
   

What's Happening  
 
Downstream USA Conference in June
 
Reuters Events - DownStream USA 2022 boxNow in its 10th year, Downstream USA is back in Houston, in-person, June 8-9, hosting the full US petrochemical, refining, chemical and LNG industry under one roof to engage across 4 business critical tracks: Reliability & Maintenance, Shutdown & Turnarounds, Engineering & Construction, and The Future of Downstream Plenary. Review the full schedule and register today!
 
New VARNISH Badges: Apply Now
 
VIM and VPR are specialized certifications for practitioners with varnish responsibilities.On June 21, 2021, we opened up applications for two specialized credentials: VIM and VPR, designed to help condition monitoring and maintenance teams identify and develop key players in the perpetual fight against machinery varnish and deposits. Read more...
 
Longtime Practitioners: Where are they now?
 
Where Are They Now templateWith 20 years of exams behind us, this series of interviews celebrates those practitioners who have maintained unbroken track records of ICML certification since the early days. We continue adding more posts throughout 2021.
 
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...
 
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. Starting June 2021, these two languages are available as PDF format or printed book. Just select your preferred language in the "Language" box on the order form.
 

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 info@lubecouncil.org for more information.