I am proud to be qualified and recognized as a Certified Lubrication Specialist™
This is referenced from The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) website:
What is a Certified Lubrication Specialist™?
This certification is designed to be consistent with the standards of The Institute for Credentialing Excellence, ISO 17024, and also distinguish between a credible real professional and a “self-proclaimed” expert.
Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) is the only independent certification for the lubrication professional that verifies a broad lubrication engineering knowledge. Certification recognizes those individuals who possess current knowledge of lubrication fundamentals and best practices in lubrication maintenance in industrial settings. Certified individuals must have at least three years of experience in the field of lubrication.
As I write this, there are currently 1271 Certified Lubrication Specialist™, in the world.
A Lubrication Specialist is an individual who might be designated a “Lubrication Engineer” by his/her employer. However, it is not limited to this designation, as individuals from varied backgrounds, including sales and management, opt to become CLS certified to increase their credibility/standards.
A Lubrication Specialist’s Core Responsibilities
Evaluates and selects lubricants to use and their purchases.
Conducts lube surveys.
Trains lubricators and assembles work list.
Develops quality assurance and used lubricant analysis programs.
Troubleshoots and problem solves lubrication issues.
Maintains records of all application, as well as waste collection or disposal.
Requirements for Taking the CLS Exam
Three years of experience working in the field of lubrication
- Lubrication Fundamentals
- Fluid Conditioning
- Storage, Handling and Application of Lubricants
- Monitoring and Reducing Consumption of Lubricants
- Fluid Power
- Lubricant Manufacturing
- Transportation Lubricants
- Solvents and Cleaners
- Problem Solving
- Lubricant Analysis
- Lubrication Programs