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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 in multiple languages worldwide.


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ApplyApply Auburn, CA  (1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR PG&E CANDIDATES)
PG&E offices, 12840 Bill Clark Way - Auburn, CA
Sponsor:
7/28/2021
ApplyApply St. Paul, MN (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION)
Lube-Tech Offices, Upstairs Conference Room, 858 Transfer Road - St. Paul, MN
Sponsor: Lube-Tech
7/28/2021
ApplyApply Gladstone, Australia (13:00 - 16:00 )
Gladstone Business Centre Port Curtis Training Room 1 Manning St - South Gladstone, QLD
Sponsor: SKF Australia Pty Ltd
7/30/2021
ApplyApply York, PA (12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION)
York College JD Brown Center at Kings Mill Depot; 410 Kings Mill Road - York, PA
Sponsor: MRG Labs
7/30/2021
ApplyApply Sulphur, LA (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR RELADYNE EMPLOYEES)
West-Cal Arena & Events Center, Pelican Room, 401 Arena Road - Sulphur, LA
Sponsor: RelaDyne
7/30/2021
ApplyApply O Fallon, MO (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM )
Staybridge Suites, 1155 Technology Drive - O'Fallon, MO
Sponsor: Lubrication Training & Consulting (LTC)
8/5/2021
ApplyApply Woodmead, South Africa (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Woodmead Office Park - 5 Stirrup Lane - Woodmead, Johannesburg
Sponsor: Yellotec (S. Africa)
8/6/2021
ApplyApply Fuzhou, China (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Fuzhou Western Hyatt Hotel (no. 122 Tatou Road, Jin'an District - Fuzhou City, Fujian
Sponsor: Zhuhai City Goodlube Consulting Co., Ltd.
8/6/2021
ApplyApply East Peoria, IL (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION)
Holiday Inn & Suites, 101 Holiday Street - East Peoria, IL
Sponsor: Amentum
8/6/2021
ApplyApply Faison, NC (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR ENVIVABIOMASS)
Envivabiomass offices, 11499 Faison Hwy - Faison, NC
Sponsor: Enviva LP
8/6/2021
ApplyApply Monticello, MS (8:00 .m. - 11:00 a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR GEORGIA PACIFIC CANDIDATES)
Georgia Pacific, 604 N.A. Sandifier Road - Monticello, MS
Sponsor: Georgia Pacific
8/13/2021
ApplyApply Longview, WA (8 a.m. - 11. a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR WEYERHAEUSER EMPLOYEES)
Weyerhaeuser - 2901 Industrial Way - Longview, WA
Sponsor:
8/13/2021
ApplyApply Denver, CO (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Hilton Denver City Center 1701 California St - Denver, CO
Sponsor: Noria Corporation
8/13/2021
ApplyApply Madoc, ON, Canada (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION)
IKO Industries 105084 Hwy 7 - Madoc, ON
Sponsor: Fluid Life
8/13/2021
ApplyApply Hohhot, IMAR, China (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Vienna Hotel, Beethoven Hall, 13th Floor, Zhonghai Fortune Plaza Branch, Building A, Zhanghai - Hohhot,
Sponsor: GoodLube Training and Consulting Company
8/13/2021
ApplyApply Nashville, TN (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville Airport, 583 Donelson Pike - Nashville, TN
Sponsor: TestOil
8/13/2021
ApplyApply Brewton, AL (THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR GAPAC CANDIDATES)
GAPAC, 32224 U.S. Hwy 31 - Brewton, AL
Sponsor: Georgia Pacific
8/20/2021
ApplyApply Lahore, Pakistan (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. )
Institute of Reliability Centered Maintenance (IRCM), 185-J/1 Johar Town - Lahore,
Sponsor: Institute of Reliability Centered Maintenance (IRCM)
8/23/2021
ApplyApply Cleveland, OH (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Hampton Inn & Suites, Cleveland-Airport/Middleburg Heights, 7074 Engle Road - Middleburg Heights, OH
Sponsor: TestOil
8/27/2021
ApplyApply Daegu, South Korea (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
11. Secheonbukro 8-gil, Dasa-eup - Dalseong-gun,
Sponsor: Solge Corporation
8/27/2021
ApplyApply Woodmead, South Africa (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Woodmead Office Park - 5 Stirrup Lane - Woodmead, Johannesburg
Sponsor: Yellotec (S. Africa)
9/3/2021
ApplyApply Raleigh, NC (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh Airport-Brier Creek, 10450 Little Brier Creek Lane - Raleigh, NC
Sponsor: TestOil
9/24/2021
ApplyApply Port Harcourt, Nigeria  (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Blue Ribbon Suites, 304 Aba Express Road, Opposite Jamil Motors, Rumukrusi - Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Sponsor: Abrote Services Limited
9/25/2021
ApplyApply Lahore, Pakistan (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. )
Institute of Reliability Centered Maintenance (IRCM), 185-J/1 Johar Town - Lahore,
Sponsor: Institute of Reliability Centered Maintenance (IRCM)
9/27/2021
ApplyApply Daegu, South Korea (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
11. Secheonbukro 8-gil, Dasa-eup - Dalseong-gun,
Sponsor: Solge Corporation
10/8/2021
ApplyApply Parkes, NSW, Australia (13:00 - 16:00 THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION)
TBA - Parkes, NSW
Sponsor:
10/11/2021
ApplyApply Louisville, KY (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel 700 West Riverside Drive - Jeffersonville, IN
Sponsor: Noria Corporation
10/15/2021
ApplyApply Cleveland, OH (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Hampton Inn & Suites, Cleveland-Airport/Middleburg Heights, 7074 Engle Road - Middleburg Heights, OH
Sponsor: TestOil
10/15/2021
ApplyApply Louisville, KY (5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. THIS EXAM IS DURING NORIA'S RELIABLE PLANT CONFERENCE)
Noria's Reliable Plant Conference, Kentucky International Convention Center - Louisville, KY
Sponsor: Noria Corporation
10/18/2021
ApplyApply Lahore, Pakistan (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. )
Institute of Reliability Centered Maintenance (IRCM), 185-J/1 Johar Town - Lahore,
Sponsor: Institute of Reliability Centered Maintenance (IRCM)
10/18/2021
ApplyApply Daegu, South Korea (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
11. Secheonbukro 8-gil, Dasa-eup - Dalseong-gun,
Sponsor: Solge Corporation
10/29/2021
ApplyApply Woodmead, South Africa (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. )
Woodmead Office Park - 5 Stirrup Lane - Woodmead, Johannesburg
Sponsor: Yellotec (S. Africa)
11/5/2021
ApplyApply Rotterdam, The Netherlands (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
TBD - Rotterdam,
Sponsor: IJssel
11/12/2021
ApplyApply Gulfport, MS (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Courtyard by Marriott Gulfport Beachfront 1600 East Beach Blvd - Gulfport, MS
Sponsor: Noria Corporation
11/12/2021
ApplyApply Cessnock, NSW, Australia (13:00 - 16:00 THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION)
TBA - Cessnock, NSW
Sponsor:
11/26/2021
ApplyApply Port Harcourt, Nigeria (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Blue Ribbon Suites, 304 Aba Express Road, Opposite Jamil Motors, Rumukrusi - Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Sponsor: Abrote Services Limited
11/27/2021
ApplyApply Lahore, Pakistan (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. )
Institute of Reliability Centered Maintenance (IRCM), 185-J/1 Johar Town - Lahore,
Sponsor: Institute of Reliability Centered Maintenance (IRCM)
12/6/2021
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
12/10/2021
ApplyApply Muswellbrook, NSW, Australia (13:00 - 16:00 THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION)
TBA - Muswellbrook, NSW
Sponsor:
12/15/2021
ApplyApply Lahore, Pakistan (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. )
Institute of Reliability Centered Maintenance (IRCM), 185-J/1 Johar Town - Lahore,
Sponsor: Institute of Reliability Centered Maintenance (IRCM)
12/20/2021
   

What's Happening  
 
Early 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 will continue adding more posts throughout 2021.
 
Q2 Sweepstakes Winner
 
Leslie and Paul conduct the Q2 drawing with a hard hat and ball bearings.We are giving away one ICML 55.1 Standard book each quarter as part of our ongoing 20th Anniversary celebrations. WE HAVE A NEW WINNER, and you can watch this short video to learn who it is. Will you be our Q3 winner? Apply for the Q3 drawing to be held in mid-September 2021.
 
New VARNISH Certifications: 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...
 
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 are here to stay
 
Online exams are open July 10Only four months after announcing that we would introduce online exams in 2020, we started processing them in July, 2020. Certification candidates have the option to schedule their own exam sessions from their homes and offices. And so can you! Read the Press Release...
 
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.
 
We are exhibiting at MainTrain
 
PEMAC MainTrain logo 2021As a media sponsor of MainTrain 2021, we invite you to join ICML and PEMAC Asset Management Association of Canada September 28-29 online this year. It is Canada's largest annual maintenance and physical asset management conference exhibition and networking event, attracting participants from all over the world. ICML will have a virtual exhibit. Review the full schedule and register at www.maintrain.ca today. Follow on Twitter @MainTrainPEMAC. See you 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.