Certified Oil Monitoring Analyst I™

What is an Oil Monitoring Analyst?

Predictive maintenance professionals who oversee the oil analysis program for a shop/plant would be suited for OMA I certification, while professionals working at the supervisory level are more suited for OMA II certification. OMA I is recommended for mechanics, engineers, operators, tradesmen, chemical managers or on-site lab personnel.


Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for oil sampling.
  • Reviews oil analysis reports and performs the correct tests.
  • Maintains overall care of equipment and maintenance actions.

Exam Topics

  • Sampling
  • Application/Test Method
  • Data Interpretation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Lubrication Fundamentals


  • 16 hours of training in oil analysis-related courses, which may include company training programs.
  • One year of experience utilizing oil analysis in the field of lubrication.

Becoming OMA I Certified

OMA I certification is obtained by scoring 70 percent or higher on the designated exam that standardizes the body of knowledge for an Oil Monitoring Analyst. Certification is valid for three years, after which individuals are required to recertify to maintain their OMA I status.