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MLA/MLT1 - Machine Lubricant Analyst / Machinery Lubrication Technician (2-DAY)

Lubrigard is hosting this 2-day course that covers both the MLT1 and MLA1 body of knowledge in accordance to ISO 18436-4. This course provides the foundational training for reliability-centered machine lubrication work practices AND oil-sample based condition assessment. This course will help you understand the positive impact that high quality lubrication practices can have on your machine's health and your plant's productivity. Participants will learn how to transform an existing lubrication process from modest and reactive to thorough, accurate and proactive. The MLT I or MLA I exam is administered on the Friday morning after the class through ICML.

Registration for either or both exams can be done through ICML at or call (918)-259-2950. A supplemental exam can be administered at later date to gain both certifications if you don't want to take both exams on the same day.

  • Maintenance Strategies Lubrication
  • Theory/Fundamentals
  • Lubricant Selection
  • Lubricant Application
  • Lube Storage and Management

On the 3rd day there will be a scheduled MLA1/MLT1 certification exam. You can read about the MLA/MLT certification on the ICML website:

The cost of the 2 day course is $1495 CAD. The cost of the exam is $275 USD. Attendees wishing to take the exam must register directly with ICML

ENGTECH Industries Inc. is a quality provider of management consulting and training services. We have over 20 years of experience assisting companies with managing people and operations in both the industrial and public sectors. We pride ourselves on being a custom management consulting and training provider who will act as a partner and take you through the management or learning process, providing you, at every step, with personalized, expert services.

Ken Bannister is a UK technical apprenticed and accredited mechanical design engineer with several engineering design patents to his credit. Ken is also a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional and for the past 30 years has worked world wide in a consulting practice helping clients implement practical and meaningful asset management reliability and lubrication managment programs; he is one of only a few asset management consultants worldwide holding expertise and accreditation in the field of tribology and lubrication failure management.

To date, Ken is the author of numerous maintenance books on Lubrication that include the best selling "Lubrication for Industry - 2nd edition" and "the most recent "Practical Lubrication for Industrial facilities - 3rd edition" in conjunction with Heinz Bloch. In addition, Ken is the author of the extensive lubrication section featured in the world's most popular practical engineering "Machinery's Handbook", and has other maintenance books published on Energy Management and Predictive maintenance. To date, Ken has over 500 articles and white papers published, with over half dedicated to the field of lubrication practice, and is currently a contributing editor for a number of international industrial maintenance magazines. Through his extensive knowledge and long time association with the STLE and ICML Ken has has been instrumental in helping set world lubrication certification requirements and standards for industry and maintainers.