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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 East Peoria, IL (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR AMENTUM CANDIDATES)
Holiday Inn & Suites, 101 Holiday Street - East Peoria, IL
Sponsor: Amentum
ApplyApply Chillicothe, OH (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR PIXELLE CANDIDATES)
Pixelle offices, 232 East 8th Street - Chillicothe, OH
Sponsor: Pixelle Speciality Solutions
ApplyApply Copenhagen, Denmark (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Hotel Scandic Sydhavnen, Sydhavns Plads 15 - Copenhagen,
Sponsor: C.C. Jensen A/S
ApplyApply Chongqing, China (14:00 - 17:00)
Great Wall Hotel Chongqing, 174 Changiang Second Road, Daping, Yuzhong District - Chongqing,
Sponsor: GoodLube Training and Consulting Company
ApplyApply Mechelen, Belgium (13:00 - 16:00 THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR KELLOGG'S CANDIDATES)
Kellogg's, Eggestraat 1 - Mechelen,
Sponsor: Kelloggs
ApplyApply Brewton, AL (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR GAPAC CANDIDATES)
GAPAC, 32224 U.S. Hwy 31 South - Brewton, AL
Sponsor: Georgia Pacific
ApplyApply Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia (8:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR SABIC EMPLOYEES)
Intercontinental Al-Jubail Resort - Jubail Industrial City,
Sponsor: Sabic
ApplyApply Woodmead, South Africa (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. )
Woodmead Office Park - 5 Stirrup Lane - Woodmead, Johannesburg
Sponsor: Yellotec (S. Africa)
New Indy Container Board offices, 5300 Cureton Ferry Road - Catawba, SC
ApplyApply Deer Park, TX (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR SGS CANDIDATES)
SGS North America, Inc., 900B Georgia Avenue, Suite 1100 - Deer Park, TX
Sponsor: SGS North America, Inc.
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
ApplyApply Hagerstown, MD (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR CONAGRA CANDIDATES)
Conagra Offices, 1200 Frederick Street - Hagerstown, MD
Sponsor: Lubrication Engineers
ApplyApply Woodmead, South Africa (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Woodmead Office Park - 5 Stirrup Lane - Woodmead, Johannesburg
Sponsor: Yellotec (S. Africa)
ApplyApply Lima, Peru (9:00 - 13:00 )
Av. Javier Prado Este 175, Ofic. 1303 (Edificio Tekton), San Isidro - Lima,
Sponsor: Oil Flush
ApplyApply Boston, MA  (9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION)
UMass Boston Testing Center - 100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125 - Boston, MA
ApplyApply The Woodlands, TX (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR WEYERHAEUSER CANDIDATES)
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive - The Woodlands, TX
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser
ApplyApply St. Gabriel, LA
Syngenta offices, 3905 Highway 75 - St. Gabriel, LA
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

What's Happening  
Sponsoring Reliable Plant...IN PERSON
Reliable Plant 2021 logoAs an Endorsing Sponsor of Reliable Plant 2021 in Louisville, KY, USA (October 19-21), we are excited to be returning in person to this longstanding conference. With four jam-packed days of sessions covering 15 key industry topics including workshops, roundtables and panel discussions + over 100 exhibitors. Come see us at booth #514. Review the full schedule and register today, and we will see you there!
Sponsoring PreConLub 2021 in October
PreConLub logoOnce again we are a Media Partner of Mexico's PreConLub (Congreso Internacional de Mantenimiento Predictivo, Confiabilidad y Lubricación), October 21-22 in Guanajuato this year. PreConLub includes presentations and roundtable discussions by suppliers & users addressing new technologies and success stories involving Maintenance 4.0, reliability, asset management, PdM, and condition monitoring. See the full agenda and register today.
Sponsoring OilDoc in November
OilDoc 2021 logoAs a Sponsor and Exhibitor at this year's OilDoc Conference & Exhibition, we invite you to join us (virtual booth #39) at Germany's trend-setting event in the fields of lubrication, maintenance and condition. It is a hybrid show this year: attend in-person or remotely (with the option for real-time questions, answers, and discussions via the conference app.) 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.