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Welcome to the web site of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication.

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 worldwide in multiple languages and in both paper and online formats. We coordinate our exam schedule with a network of independent training partners.

ICML Exam Session Calendar

(Note: search for the city, or country name, or for the U.S. two letter state abbreviation.)
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To start applying for a paper (in-person) exam, choose a session from the calendar list below.
  • To discuss arrangements for alternative exam sessions not found here, contact us.
  • To schedule an individual online exam instead, click here and also be sure to review our list of training partners.
ApplyApply Odense, Denmark (13:00 - 16:00)
Hotel Scandic Odense, Hvidkaervej 25 - Odense SV,
Sponsor: C.C. Jensen A/S
ApplyApply Kirkland, Quebec, Canada (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
18000 Trans-Canada Hwy - Kirkland, Quebec
Sponsor: Laurentide Controls Ltd.
ApplyApply Sainte Genevieve, MO (07:30 AM - 10:30 AM THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR MLC CANDIDATES)
Mississippi Lime Company 16147 US-61 - Ste Genevieve, MO
Sponsor: Mississippi Lime Co.
ApplyApply Saint John, NB, Canada (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
32 McIlveen Drive - Saint John, NB
Sponsor: Laurentide Controls Ltd.
ApplyApply Franklin, TN (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Columbia State Community College, 1228 Liberty Pike - Franklin, TN
Sponsor: AMRRI
ApplyApply Saint John, NB, Canada (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
32 McIlveen Drive - Saint John, New Brunswick
Sponsor: Laurentide Controls Ltd.
ApplyApply Kirkland, Quebec, Canada (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
18000 Trans-Canada Hwy - Kirkland, Quebec
Sponsor: Laurentide Controls Ltd.
ApplyApply Kirkland, Quebec, Canada (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
18000 Trans-Canada Hwy - Kirkland, Quebec
Sponsor: Laurentide Controls Ltd.
ApplyApply Gdansk, Poland (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hotel Almond Business & SPA Ul. Toruńska 12 - Gdansk,
Sponsor: Rato Industrial Solutions Sp.
ApplyApply Kontich, Belgium (08:30 - 11:30)
R. Beerschot THC, Groeningenlei 62 - Kontich, Antwerp
Sponsor: I-Care Reliability BV
ApplyApply East Peoria, IL (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION FOR AMENTUM CANDIDATES)
Holiday Inn & Suites, 101 Holiday Street - East Peoria, IL
Sponsor: Amentum
ApplyApply Tokoroa, New Zealand (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Oji Kinlieth Mill, State Highway 1 - Tokoroa, Waikato
Sponsor: PRELIM - Plant Reliability Engineering Ltd.
ApplyApply Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Saudi Aramco Ras Tanura West Admin Room 205 - Ras Tanura, Eastern Province
Sponsor: Saudi Aramco
ApplyApply Paragominas, Brazil (13:00 - 16:00)
Rua Estrada Da Mineração, S/N Km 30 A Partir Da Rodovia Br 010 - Paragominas,
Sponsor: Hydro
Hyatt Place Sumter, 18 N Main St - Sumter, SC
Sponsor: Georgia Pacific
ApplyApply Eugene, OR (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM SESSION)
Eugene Hotel, 66 East 6th Avenue - Eugene, OR
Sponsor: Wilcox and Flegel
ApplyApply Tulsa, OK (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 West Cherokee Street - Catoosa, OK
Sponsor: Noria Corporation
ApplyApply Kirkland, Quebec, Canada (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
18000 Trans-Canada Hwy - Kirkland, Quebec
Sponsor: Laurentide Controls Ltd.
ApplyApply Yogyakarta, Indonesia (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM )
Tiara Competency Center, Potrowangsan, Jl. Watugendong, Patrowangsan, Candibinangun, Kec. Pakem, Kabupaten Sleman, - Daerah Istimewah Yogyakarta,
Sponsor: PT. Tiara Vibrasindo Pratama
ApplyApply Johor Bahru, Malaysia (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia))
81310 Skudai, Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Block C23 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, - Johor Bahru, Johor
Sponsor: NZ Training and Resources
ApplyApply Cloquet, MN (08:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PRIVATE EXAM))
2101 14th Street Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College - Cloquet, MN
ApplyApply Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM THIS IS A PRIVATE EXAM FOR INTEKMA PERSONNEL)
Intekma offices, B-G-35 & 36, Dataran Cascades, Jalan PJU 5/1, PJU 5, Kota Damansara - Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Sponsor: Intekma SDN BHD
ApplyApply El Jadida, Morocco (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM GMT)
Centres de Compétences Industrielles JORFLASFAR - El Jadida, Doukkala-Abda
Sponsor: SGS

What's Happening  
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...
Have you been to The Lube Room?
The Lube Room logoIn case you missed it, ICML started publishing its first-ever newsletter in August 2019, sending it out quarterly to thousands of lubrication certificants, trainers, and others with existing ICML relationships. Come read the back-issues and consider subscribing for "News to Keep You in Good Working Condition."

Can't travel to take an ICML exam in person?

How about sitting it in your hometown or online instead? ICML may be able to offer an examination session on-site or locally--even for small groups or individuals. If you would like to find out more about that, please email us at And as of June 15, 2020, you can also apply for an online exam that you can sit in the privacy of your home or office. Read more about that option here.

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...
Online exams are here to stay
Online exams are open July 10Only four months after announcing that we would introduce online exams in 2020, we started processing them in July, 2020. Certification candidates have the option to schedule their own exam sessions from their homes and offices. And so can you! Read the Press Release...
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.
Do not let your ICML credential expire!

Your certification is valid for three years from the date you sat your exam, and it can be extended every three years by re-certification. ICML's re-certification program is based on a points system, where points can be accumulated through specific activities, including your continued employment in the field. It is an easy process, but we need to hear from you so we can ensure your certified status is maintained. Email for more information.