Vibration Analysis Courses

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Vibration Analysis Courses

We are an independent UK-based CBM course provider. For almost 20 years we have delivered accredited courses approved by Mobius Institute (MIBoC) and British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT). Our Vibration Analysis courses (CAT I, CAT II, CAT III, CAT IV) are aligned with ISO 18436-2 quality standards. It is our policy to remain impartial to which examination body students choose.

If you have been performing vibration analysis for less than one year, or if you have been collecting vibration readings and leaving the analysis to another person, then this course is for you. The Vibration Analysis Cat I is also designed for reliability engineers, PdM program managers, and other maintenance staff who would like to understand condition monitoring with a focus on vibration analysis, and take the ISO or ASNT exam.

You will come away with a solid understanding of why we monitor the condition of rotating machinery (and other critical assets), the importance of improved reliability, and how the vibration can be successfully measured and analysed to provide an early warning of a wide range of fault conditions.

You won’t come away as an expert; that’s what our more advanced courses are for. 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 Vibration Analysis instructors are Dean Whittle and James Sylvester.

Dean Whittle

Vibration Analysis Courses

James Sylvester

Vibration Analysis Courses

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Looking for a list of all VA public course dates? See page 6 of the Training Brochure

Looking for a list of all VA public course dates? See page 6 of the Training Brochure

How would you like to study?


Public Vibration Analysis courses are 4 to 5 days in length, including a day for review and the exam, and are intended for people who have mastered the basics, but who need to be able to take good data (and decide how the data collector should be set up); analyse a range of fault conditions; and understand balancing and alignment.


Online Vibration Analysis courses are self-paced and include six months access to the Mobius online course (Duration: 31hrs 30mins) and six months access to the Reliability Institute’s ‘Instructor-supported’ Microsoft Teams learning community. MIBoC examinations for Public, Online and Onsite are always optional.


Virtual Instructor-led VA courses are hosted on Microsoft Teams or Go to meeting. The instructors will guide you through the course in same way as the public course. Screen time is challenging so we spread the sessions over a longer period of time. The exact schedule for the course will be agreed with participants.


Onsite Vibration Analysis 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.

Call: +44 (0)1206 791917

Vibration Analysis

Public Course Dates 2021


6-9 Sep | 18-21 Oct | 6-9 Dec


7-11 Jun | 11-15 Oct


5-9 Jul | 15-19 Nov


15-20 Nov (Part 2)

Benefits of RMS Vibration Analysis Courses

High Pass Rate

In 2018, Vibration Analysis students achieved a 100% pass rate in the examination.

Theoretical & Practical

We use real-life examples on the course to ensure a good balance of theory and practice.

Independent Courses

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

Certified Instructors

Courses delivered by qualified instructors with substantial engineering 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 our Vibration Analysis Instructors

Dean Whittle

James Sylvester


Currently only Mobius Institute examinations can be taken online. Full details can be found here.

The VA CAT I course price can be seen in blue at the top of the page. Depending on the options chosen the final price is then calculated.

It is our policy not to make recommendations. We recommend reviewing each exam body in turn. Both Mobius and BINDT conform to ISO 18436-2 standard.

Vibration Analysis 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 vibration analysis I feel much more confident after the course and the amount of knowledge I gained in the week was incredible.

Maintenance Technician
Dupont, Ireland

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