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Machinery Lubrication March-April 2020

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44 | March - April 2020 | www . Why and How to Earn an MLE Certification Paul Hiller | ICML The engineering- grade, management- level certification targets reliability and asset leaders with a strong emphasis in lubrication and oil analysis. TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION L u b r i c a t i o n P r o g ra m s When the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) intro- duced its new Machinery Lubr ic at ion E n g i ne er (MLE) certification last year, a healthy amount of interest was expected from those individuals seeking to manage entire lubrication programs. However, while the scope of the MLE is beyond that of the organization's other certifications, practitioners of all stripes have been sitting for the exam. e engineering-grade, manage- ment-level certif ication, which targets reliability and asset leaders with a strong emphasis in lubri- cation and oil analysis, covers a comprehensive, 24-part body of knowledge (BoK) derived from an extensive domain of resources. ICML's committee of 35 subject- matter experts researched, wrote and vetted questions for several years to produce a 150-question exam. Rather than a continuation of the Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA) or Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT) levels, the MLE is a standalone certification that was purposely developed alongside the new ICML 55 standard for lubricated asset management. Still, it does benefit from the MLA and MLT experiences. With the MLE having no formal training requirement, most candi- dates in 2019 conducted whatever amount of self-preparation they deemed necessary to take the exam. Several independent trainers have since completed or are currently developing optional preparation courses to support the certification. Now that practitioners from around the world have sat for the exam for the better part of a year, potential candidates may be curious about what these early adopters think about the MLE experience. erefore, ICML contacted those individuals who have already taken the exam and asked a few key questions.

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