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Asset Reliability Practitioner (ARP) Courses

RMS is an ‘independent’ UK-based CBM course provider with 20 years experience delivering accredited courses approved by Mobius Institute (MIBoC) and British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT). Our Asset Reliability Practitioner (ARP) courses: Advocate (ARP-A), Engineer (ARP-E), Leader (ARP-L), are modelled to ISO 18436 and mapped to ISO 55000 quality standards.

RMS Best Training Partner Europe 2023

Whether your organization manufactures products (appliances, automobiles, etc.) or a commodity (mining, oil & gas, etc.); provides an essential service (e.g. water, sewage, power); relies on machinery/electrical equipment (facilities, shipping), or is involved with protecting their country, this course will provide a memorable explanation of how to improve reliability and performance.

No reliability improvement initiative can be successful unless everyone is on the same page. Everyone needs to pull in the same direction. Everyone needs to share the same understanding of the issues, benefits, and remedies. And everyone must be inspired to contribute, support activities intended to improve reliability and performance, and look for opportunities to make improvements. This is the way to create the “culture of reliability”.

You won’t come away as an expert, but you will know enough to make a valuable contribution to an existing program; be in a position to start a new program; determine if you should implement a program at your site; or better understand the program that exists in your plant. The Reliability Institute’s ARP instructors are Dean Whittle and Tom Murphy.

Dean Whittle

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Tom Murphy

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Mobius Institute presents RMS with two European Training Awards in Amsterdam

Mobius Institute presents RMS with two European Training Awards in Amsterdam

How would you like to study?


Public ARP courses are 4 to 5 days in length, including a day for review and the exam, and are is intended for everyone working within an organization who in any way influence the management, design, engineering, procurement, maintenance, or operation of an organization that involves critical machinery


Onsite Asset Reliability Practitioner courses give the ability to connect the classroom theory with the onsite practical in a personal context. We offer all courses onsite and in a wide range of topics. For availability and pricing please contact the team for a personalised quote. The minimum requirement for onsite courses is 5 students.


Online Asset Reliability Practitioner courses are self-paced and include six months access to the Mobius online course (Duration: 17hrs 30mins) and six months access to the Reliability Institute’s ‘Instructor-supported’ Microsoft Teams learning community. MIBoC examinations for Public, Online and Onsite course are optional.

ARP courses by organisational role

Download a handy one-page APR-A course summary; see page 18 of the Training Brochure

Download a handy one-page APR-A course summary; see page 18 of the Training Brochure

Great reasons to attend an RMS ARP course

High Pass Rate

In 2018, 100% of students passed the examination. The average pass-rate is over 95%!

Theoretical & Practical

Real-life case examples ensure a good balance of theory and practice; all equipment provided.

Independent Courses

Students benefit from a sales-free environment – equipment used is simply a ‘black-box’.

Certified Instructors

Delivered by qualified instructors with many years of hands-on teaching experience.

Increased Reliability

As students progress through the various levels, the organisation benefits from reliable assets.

Positive Feedback

We listen carefully to student feedback – this ensures we make continuous improvements.

Meet the Asset Reliability Instructors

Dean Whittle

Tom Murphy

Asset Reliability Practitioner course feedback

Excellent instructor

I had a really good week, I enjoyed the course and feel I have learnt a lot! I feel you presented the course really well, things came across and I took a understanding to how you was teaching it!

Specialist Maintenance Technician
Tata Steel, UK

Clearly explained

It was an excellent, very professional yet very enjoyable course. As a relative novice to reliability I feel much more confident after the course and the amount of knowledge I gained in the week was incredible.

Reliability Technician
Cardiff, Wales

Highly recommended

Thanks for a really good and interesting course! I feel much more confident implementing changes now, and for once we had a trainer that actually was interested in the subject! Bravo!

Senior CBM Specialist
SKF, Sweden