Certification is a great way to ensure that employees have at least a minimum level of competency.
Zencos’ Category 1, 2 and 3 vibration analysis courses meet and exceed the requirements of ISO 18436-2. We do our best to follow the rules and recommendations put forth in the applicable ISO standards. Zenco has more than 30 years experience in training and certification. We have never had a problem with an employer not recognizing our certifications.
Zenco adheres to the highest ethical standards. Exams are tightly controlled. Questions are randomized. No one outside of Zenco has access to exam materials. Our goal is to make our analysts more successful in their roles and we are committed to providing the best training at the best price.
Anyone may take any of the courses and exams. If you pass the course and exam, you will receive a certificate acknowledging that you have done so. When and if you meet the requirements for certification, just let us know and we will send you your certification. In other words, you may take the courses and exams BEFORE you meet the requirements for certification.
When you register for one of our courses we will ask you to fill out a short form describing your work history. We will ask you for contact information for a supervisor or HR person that can confirm your experience. We will never share this information with anyone!
If you are interested in certification, here are the rules:
Category 1: No prior experience required. 6 months experience for certification.
Category 2: No prior experience required however, Cat 1 certification is highly recommended! 12 months experience for certification.
Category 3: Category 2 certification is required before you can certify at Cat 3. 36 months experience for certification.
Exam re-take pricing in USD*:
Cat 1: $300. Cat 2: $400. Cat 3: $450
You must wait at least 30 days after your last certification exam. You may not take the exam more than 3 times in a calendar year.
If you schedule your exam re-sit to coincide with a scheduled (virtual) course, you may join the exam review session for free if there is one.
Contact us to schedule your re-examination.
Course re-sit pricing
If you have failed the exam and would like to re-sit the course you may do so at approximately half the going price. It might vary slightly depending upon the type of course (live or virtual) and who is hosting it. If you schedule your exam re-sit to coincide with a scheduled (virtual) course, you may join the exam review session for free if there is one. Please contact us for exact pricing.
Your certification expires after 5 years. To get recertified you simply must prove that you are still actively working in the field of vibration analysis. Send us an email with an update of your work situation and an email address for a supervisor or HR person who can verify it.
If your certification renewal lapses, you will need to re take the exam to renew your certification. The exam re-take cost is separate.
Cat 1: $300. Cat 2: $400. Cat 3: $500
*Prices subject to change
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about Zenco’s policies or practices or questions about certification.