Technical Associates Board of Certification (TABofC)

TWO CERTIFICATION OPTIONS

TESTING

FORMAT

REFERENCE

DOCUMENT

PASS

GRADE

RENEWAL

PERIOD

RENEWAL FEE

REQUIRED?

ANNUAL FEE

REQUIRED?

CERTIFICATION

ASNT Compliant

SNT-TC-1A

Closed Book

70%

Does not Expire

No

No

ISO Compliant

18436-2

Closed Book

70%

Valid for 5 Years

Yes

No

WHAT CERTIFICATION WILL YOU RECEIVE?

If You Attend

This Seminar

AND you pass the

Closed Book Exam

Entry

ISO Category I

Analysis I

ASNT & ISO Category II

Analysis II

ASNT & ISO Category III

if you have Category II

Analysis III

ASNT

Advanced

ISO Category IV

if you have Category III

WHY YOU SHOULD BE CERTIFIED:

Today, most organizations consider vibration certification to be very important. Certification gives management a solid feel for evaluating the proficiency of their Vibration Analysts while allowing the individuals to receive recognition for the expertise achieved as their experience grows. Many employers include certification in job descriptions and make it a requirement for new employees. Certification can also have a positive impact on reducing company insurance premiums covering critical rotating machinery assets.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE CERTIFIED THROUGH TABofC:

Technical Associates Board of Certification has now certified over 15,000 persons from 60 different countries over the past 29 years since 1989. Our certification has worldwide recognition and is transferable from one company to another and across international borders. The content of both the seminar texts and written examinations provides real-world problem scenarios which closely simulate those faced by the analysts on a daily basis.

ISO COMPLIANT CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Classification T.A. Seminar Prerequisite Experience* Training Hours**
Category I Entry None 6 months 30 hours
Category II Analysis I None 18 months 38 hours over Category I
Category III Analysis II Category II 36 months 38 hours over Category II
Category IV Analysis III &
Advanced
Category III 60 months 64 hours over Category III

*Required  cumulative experience per ISO 18436-2

**The total number of hours can be a combination of formal training, demonstrations, trainer-specified practical exercises and controlled self-study. Training hours for attending an ISO compliant vibration analysis seminar prior to the exam date may be included.

VIBRATION CERTIFICATION RENEWAL NOTICE

As per the ISO 18436-2 standard, ISO compliant certifications are valid for 5 years and the expiration date is indicated on your certificate. You may apply for renewal of your certification during the 6-month period prior to that date. It is important that you continually update your contact information throughout the 5-year period so that we will be able to get in touch with you 4.5 years later when it is time to renew your certification.

TRAINING IS PARTIAL PREPARATION FOR THE CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION. CERTIFICATION EXAM IS “OPTIONAL” AND WILL BE OFFERED ON FRIDAY MORNING. CANDIDATES WILL NEED TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AND BE APPROVED.

TABofC

 

1230 West Morehead Street, Suite 400

Charlotte, North Carolina  28208