Mobius Institute Board of Certification [MIBoC] has established certification programs that are independently audited by a government-appointed organization and offer certification programs that are accredited to the international standard ISO/IEC 17024.
The certification process comprises two main components: the certification body, and the auditing process.
1. Certification body
The Mobius Institute Board of Certification [MIBoC] administers the certification process. There is a Scheme Committee that establishes the rules, policies, and guidelines. They also oversee the quality control process which includes detailed statistical analysis to ensure that the examination and verification process is fair and independent. It also ensures that the program is open to everyone and that it meets the needs of the industry.
There is also a Technical Committee that defines the technical content of training courses and exams. The committee offers the questions and audits the questions. The Technical Committee also handles any grievances, should they arise, and any breaches of the rules.
2. Auditing process
To ensure that all the above is fair and independent, that it follows international standards and that the certification body does what it says it will do, there are Government appointed organizations that audit certification programs. In Australia, where MIBoC is headquartered, that organization is JAS-ANZ, the Joint Accreditation Service of Australia and New Zealand.
Each certification program offered is regularly audited against ISO/IEC 17024.
The only similarly certified training in Reliability is available from a few University Graduate Certificate and Masters Programs and the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).
According to ISO standards, there are certain requirements that must be met for a person (known as the “candidate”) to be certified. Although there are different certification programs with unique requirements, there are three core requirements: training, examination, and experience.
1. The training requirements
Every certification program has defined training requirements. Those requirements are a combination of subjects and training duration. That training can be performed in a classroom or online via videos. It is a requirement that this process is audited, and the training organization can verify that the training has been delivered.
Mobius Institute Board of Certification [MIBoC] is responsible for the certification process. It works with to ensure that the training is delivered correctly.
Mobius Institute™ provides the training materials and in Australia, and the Reliability Institute of Australia is authorized to deliver the training courses in their various forms as well as invigilate the exams.
2. The examination requirements
The examination process must be conducted with the utmost security. There must be no way for candidates to copy other another person’s answers or to view exam questions before their exam. Likewise, the organization administering the exam must have no way to view the contents of an exam before or after the exam. Therefore, there is a very detailed process, administered by the Mobius Institute Board of Certification, which ensures the security of the examination process and the exam database.
The exam can be conducted online or via a paper-based exam. Either way, the examination process must be securely monitored by a person known as the “invigilator”. The invigilator ensures that the candidate cannot cheat, they cannot copy exam questions, and they cannot gain any form of assistance during the exam.
3. The experience requirements
Each of the certification standards defines the experience requirements of the candidates before they can be officially certified. For example, a person wishing to be certified as an ASSET Reliability Professional [E] Reliability Engineer, must have 24 months of relevant work experience and not a recent graduate.
For more information
Please contact Mobius Institute Board of Certification if you have any questions about these processes or visit the website at Mobius Institute