ISO Vibration Training

Become an ISO-certified vibration analyst now: Premium CAT I–IV training program

Certified Vibration Analyst Training and Examination 

We provide the ISO-18436-2 Category I to IV training courses and examination. This program is a key component of our training offering in vibration measurement and condition monitoring.

Assess vibration behavior and machine condition – gain the required expertise with our Vibration Analysis Training and Examination. Improve your decision-making and analyze vibration data to identify the right course of action. Because the aim is nothing less than maximizing uptime and efficiently planning the maintenance of your machinery.

VA CAT I – Basic Vibration Analyst

  • Starting point for beginners in vibration analysis
  • Suitable for personnel collecting vibration data and performing basic vibration analysis
  • Aim: get a better understanding of vibration monitoring and analysis

Duration of course: 3.5 days (incl. exam)
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training:

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VA CAT II – Intermediate Vibration Analyst

  • Intermediate, suitable for anyone with min. 18 months of vibration analysis experience
  • How to test machines, diagnose faults accurately, perform specific diagnostic tests and correct specific faults

Duration of course: 4.5 days (incl. exam)
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: None

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VA CAT III – Advanced Vibration Analysts

  • Advanced, suitable for anyone with min. 36 months of vibration analysis experience for certification
  • In-depth study of diagnostic techniques to identify faults accurately and make appropriate recommendations on how to solve machinery malfunctions

Duration of course: 4.5 days (incl. exam)
Course type: Public, private, remote
Prerequisites to the training: CAT II

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VA CAT IV – Master Vibration Analyst

  • Master vibration analyst, a min. of 60 months of vibration analysis experience required
  • In-depth study of, amongst others, advanced signal processing, cross-channel measurements, system dynamics, resonance testing

Duration of course: 45 hours of online training + 4.5 days classroom course (incl. exam)
Course type: Public, remote
Prerequisites to the training: CAT III

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What people are saying about these courses


“This was a super course! Looking forward to doing the CAT 2,3,4” – CAT I student

“Great job! It was fun to learn and to see you work on my own data” – CAT I student

“Good room for questions and debate. Animations were EXCELLENT! Videos were [an] excellent supplement for learning” – CAT II student

“The professionalism was touchable, that was a big pleasure for me to learn from Joao [Pedro] and of course the team was also great” – CAT IV student

“The trainer had a sound knowledge and was able to give comprehensive answers to all of my questions. I really appreciated to have an exchange with the other participants, each with his own expert knowledge” – CAT IV student

Questions people ask after they take a course

Q: After having attended a course, what are my options to learn more in the future?

  • If you haven’t discussed the different opportunities we offer during the class, it is always possible to talk with us afterwards. Please contact our experienced team where we can offer you an array of courses in ISO 18436 Category-IV certification, advance rotor dynamics, turbomachinery and large Fluid Film Bearing machines.

Q: This course appeared too virtual for me, I was expecting more practical, hands-on. What have you got to offer?

  • The course outline is provided upfront detailing the style and format of training for each course. Practical components often require lots of equipment in the classroom, and it is important that you specify prior to signing up for a course what you are expecting if it’s not clearly stated in the course outline. Feel free to speak our experienced team about options. B&K Vibro also offers customized training for individual needs.

Q: How can I prove I was in a course, what do I get to demonstrate this?

  • Upon completion of B&K Vibro training courses, all participants will receive an attendance certificate. Where applicable, a certificate of completion with levels or scores may be sent to the participant after the course date. BK Vibro is a recognized Training Center with a well-established brand in Condition Monitoring and Machinery Protection training.

Q: If I fail an exam, what options do I have?

  • The most important factor of training is that participants learns something. It is possible to re-sit an exam and the course instructor or our experienced team can talk about options with you. That said, the success of course examination passes rate is very high. This is primarily due to the course instructor providing quizzes throughout the course to prepare you for the exam.

Q: If I feel during the course that I don’t have the right skill-level, or do not understand some items, how can we solve this?

  • Our instructors are here for our participants and you may ask questions during the training sessions or outside of those hours. Sometimes training sessions will have a mixture of skill-levels in the class and the instructor will ensure that all levels are catered for. In most instances, the course will have pre-requisites that participants must meet in order to attend the course. If in doubt, please speak to your instructor or contact our experienced team.

Q: If a question pops into my mind after the course has ended, how can I raise this?

  • Course material is often repeated throughout the course to ensure our participants fully understand the subject matter, however if you have concluded your course and still have some questions, please contact our experienced team
  • Our goal is to transfer our knowledge to ensure you can perform your daily tasks at work. It’s also important to us that we impart the necessary information in order to work at the certified level.  

Q: How can I avoid an instructor moving away from the course outline I signed up for?

  • If, during the course, you observe that the course outline doesn’t match what was originally advertised, then please raise this with the Instructor in a break. Our professional instructors are here to keep the course on track and fulfill the course outline advertised. If participants discuss a topic that takes the course in a different direction, the Instructor will advise the group and if time permits, it will be addressed at the end of the session.
  • Sometime there are examples raised that may interest everyone, illustrating with a case study what was learned, this is different, and the instructor and all participants will benefit from this.

Your trainers: Certified by the Mobius Institute

Your Vibration Analyst Training will be conducted in partnership with the Mobius Institute through our Cat-III/IV certified instructors, rotating machinery diagnostic specialists who have long been active in servicing clients around the world. They will be happy to share their in-depth knowledge and extensive practical experience.

B&K Vibro received an award for the best Student Growth in Europe 2018/19. Congratulations to  the dedicated B&K Vibro Mobius training team for their contribution to helping our customers succeed in Condition Monitoring and Machinery Protection.

João Pedro Pais holds a degree in mechanical engineering . Since he graduated from university his career has focused on industrial precision maintenance, plant reliability and condition monitoring systems implementation. João is a Category IV Vibration Analyst with more than 20 years of experience in machinery malfunction diagnosis, and he leveraged his expertise across nearly every industry worldwide (Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Power, Process, etc). Due to his expertise, vast practical skills and experience, he is a technical committee member of MIBoC – Mobius Institute Board of Certification, where he is concerned with technical matters related to the certification of vibration and thermography analysts, and he is a knowledgeable Vibration Analyst CAT IV course instructor.

Preview Joao’s instructor_certificate

View Joao’s Infrared Thermography Certificate

 View Joao’s Vibration Analysis Certificate

For your peace of mind: Partnership with the Mobius Institute

The Mobius Institute offers Vibration Analysis Training around the world as well as training on topics such as optimized equipment availability and condition monitoring. Almost 25,000 analysts have been trained in the last decade alone.

This globally recognized certification for Category I–IV vibration analysts complies with ISO 18436-1 and 18436-2.

Your next step: Talk to us

Would you like more information about our ISO-certified Vibration Analysis Training courses and our partnership with the Mobius Institute? Or are you ready to book your individual training course?

Contact us via the booking form below or call us on +49 6151 428-1424

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Download the course overview brochure: B&K Vibro Vibration Measurement Training Courses

View Joao’s AEC Certificate Darmstadt, Germany

View Joao’s AEC Certificate Lyngby, Denmark

B&K Vibro Training Course Schedule 2022

Virtual Instructor-Led Training

We offer Virtual Instructor-Led Training.
The courses will be held in English by our instructor, using a webinar platform, so students can attend while working from home-office and interacting with the instructor.

The courses will have the same duration  as the classroom courses and the certification exams can be done remotely, with some specific requirements. 

We also offer private courses (to a single customer), which means to a group of students from the same company, minimum 4 students (excluding Australia, New Zealand and the USA).


For all private courses, please contact us

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