The internationally recognized certificate „Certified Lubrication Specialist“ is highly valued in the industry. It shows the difference between a credible and certified expert and a self-declared expert.
This certificate is an internationally renowned, independent certificate for lubrication experts worldwide. It stands for above average knowledge in tribology, broad basic knowledge about lubrication interrelations and at the same time profound proficiency in the correct usage of lubricants.
As the first institution worldwide, the Society of Tribologists and Lubricating Engineers (STLE) which got established in 1944 in the USA invented an examination procedure already more than 10 years ago that allows to test the knowledge about lubrication. Currently, only about 1.310 engineers in the whole world are "Certified Lubrication Specialists". The owner of this certificate shows that he succeeded in presenting his detailed lubrication and lubricants knowledge in the difficult exam.
A "Certified Lubrication Specialist" is a person that wants to take over the position "Lubrication Engineer" in its Company or industry sector. The Job description for a CLS can include the following elements. In addition, also further functions that belong to the area tribology are part of the CLS certificate.
The value of STLE certificates, like the CLS, is indisputable in English speaking countries. Persons that passed the exam successfully gained more respect and credibility and quite often they also increased their wages in relation to their lubrication related profession. The STLE certificates are always up-to-date as they are only valid for three years. After three years they can be prolonged for another three years if certain requirments can be fulfilled.
These certificates fulfill the requirements in relation to the EN ISO 17024 for certification. By passing an internationally accredited and recognized certificate on the basis of the European norm EN ISO 17024it is proofed that the person has acquired a standardized qualification profile and therefore has profound theoretical and practical knowledge in the current job market in its profession, i.e. here in the area of tribology and lubrication.
The "Certified Lubrication Specialist" (CLS) is an independent examination for a lubrication specialist which documents a broad technical lubrication knowledge. It acknowledges the person a broad basic knowledge about lubrication technical relations and at the same time about the right usage of lubricants and the importance of lubricants in the industry.