Certified Oil Monitoring Analyst II™ 

What is a OMA II?

Professionals working at the supervisory level are more suited for OMA II certification. OMA II is recommended for reliability engineers, lubrication engineers, tribologists, maintenance supervisors or onsite/commercial lab management.


Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall management of the oil analysis program.
  • Supervises personnel and maintains quality control.
  • Runs all appropriate tests and interprets the data.

Exam Topics

  • Lubricant Selection
  • System Configuration
  • Sampling and Analytical Methods
  • Sampling Intervals
  • Suppliers
  • Program Logistics
  • Training
  • Baseline Data
  • Limits and Alarms
  • Test Validation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Actions
  • Maintenance
  • Analysis
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Documentation
  • Failure Analysis
  • Tribological Factors Affecting Design
  • Program Management


  • 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 II Certified

OMA II 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 II status.