RCM Certification

RCM Facilitator Certification

As an Aladon Certified Facilitator, you will be eligible for ‘Associate’ membership in The Aladon Network where you can further develop your skills, plus share ideas and experiences with our Aladon Network members and Certified Aladon Practitioners.

The Aladon Certified Facilitator Program assists you in taking all of your Aladon RCM™ (RCM2™ or RCM3™) classroom training to the next level in your organization. The program is designed to provide the appropriate amount of coaching and mentoring to build your competency to the quality levels expected by the Certified Practitioners in The Aladon Network itself. Once you pass the technical audits for Aladon RCM (RCM2 or RCM3), and the certification exam, you will be recognized as an Aladon Certified Facilitator and an ‘Associate Member’ in The Aladon Network. This certification not only elevates your credibility within your company but also with your peers in industry and academia around the world.

Benefits of Certification:

  • Opportunity to benchmark the quality of your RCM2 or RCM3 analysis.
  • Recognition of your status as an Aladon Certified Facilitator.
  • Discounts on Aladon training and events.
  • Associate membership to The Aladon Network and online community where you can share ideas, tips, techniques and brainstorm about the future of reliability in the industrial world.
  • Annual membership includes a technical audit every two years.

Certification Requires & Includes:

  • Successful completion of RCM2 or RCM3 introductory and facilitator courses
  • Pass the technical audit of a recent RCM2 or RCM3 analysis
  • Pass the facilitator exam
  • Certificate and letter of achievement
  • Associate membership in The Aladon Network (includes first-year membership fees)

For those who already have experience as an Aladon RCM Facilitator, the certification process is as simple as booking your technical audits and writing the certification examination.

Technical Audits:

The technical audit of an Aladon RCM analysis provides a means to validate that the Aladon RCM principles are being applied by the Facilitator and that the quality of the analysis is up to the standards of The Aladon Network. The audit is performed by an experienced Aladon Certified Practitioner and is used as a tool to identify strengths and weaknesses in the facilitator’s application of the concepts. The technical audit assures that the designation of Aladon Certified Facilitator is synonymous with quality and consistency.

Certification Examination:

The certification exam is the final step in achieving Aladon Certified Facilitator status and is administered by Aladon. The candidate will be tested on the fundamentals and application of RCM2 or RCM3 in a multiple choice/long answer format. The candidate must pass the technical audit portion of the program as a prerequisite to taking the exam.

Performance Coaching:

Competency in the application of Aladon RCM cannot be achieved with classroom training sessions alone. A combination of classroom theory and practical application is necessary to be capable of developing from awareness and knowledge to competency. This progression is essential in providing facilitators with the understanding and skills required to apply these practices efficiently and effectively.

We highly recommend that facilitator candidates receive performance coaching on RCM2 or RCM3 analyses to prepare them for the technical audit and the certification examination. Performance coaching by a Certified Aladon Practitioner provides the feedback and continuous improvement required to develop competency and ensure the quality of delivery necessary to achieve certification status within Aladon.

During an analysis, a Certified Aladon Practitioner participates in the analysis session providing ongoing feedback to the facilitator. Upon completion of the analysis, the practitioner generates a formal written report of the facilitator’s progress and performance as well as a technical assessment of the analysis.

Onsite Coaching:

Onsite coaching provides the greatest opportunity for competency development as an Aladon Certified Practitioner is able to impart their years of experience and expertise while interacting one-on-one with the facilitator. In this way the facilitator’s skill development and learning curve is accelerated and results assured. Optimally, the onsite coaching would typically include:

  • An Aladon Certified Practitioner in person for the duration of the first analysis,
  • An Aladon Certified Practitioner in person for part or all of the second and third analyses and any further analyses as required, and
  • A formal written assessment/feedback report provided following each coached analysis.

Remote Coaching:

Although onsite coaching is always the preferred option, remote coaching is available when appropriate. This involves virtual attendance as well as offsite coaching and auditing by the Practitioner using technologies that are readily available. The facilitator and the client organization benefit from our expertise while minimizing costs. The remote coaching would typically include the following activities:

  • An Aladon Certified Practitioner virtually attends the facilitation session using a web camera or views a recorded video and assesses the facilitator’s skills against the competencies required to be a facilitator (45 for RCM2 and 55 for RCM3).
  • The Practitioner conducts a 2 – 4 hour off-site review and discussion of the day’s results with the facilitator at the end of each session using online meeting technology.
  • A formal written assessment/feedback report is provided following each coached analysis.

RCM Practitioner Certification

The Aladon Practitioner course is a comprehensive training and testing processes for members of The Aladon Network to gain the skills required to teach the Aladon training programs and further measure the skill level of Aladon Facilitators. The Practitioner course is designed to teach delegates the necessary skill and ability to promote, train and implement the Aladon thoughtware and software.

Stringent requirements on skills and experience are required to pass and sustain the Aladon Practitioner certification. A 5-hour written exam is given on the last day of each course.

How to qualify for Aladon Practitioner certification:

  • You must complete all requirements to be an Aladon Facilitator prior to becoming an Aladon Practitioner.
  • Participate in the comprehensive Aladon Practitioner Course.
  • Write and pass the Aladon Practitioner Exam – Conducted at the end of the Practitioner Course.
  • Satisfactorily complete the coaching phase (as required)
  • Pass the Certification Audit – Conducted by an experienced and certified Aladon Practitioner.

Recommended participants

  • Aladon RCM Certified Facilitators
  • Qualifying individuals and companies interested in joining The Aladon Network

Prerequisites for attendance

  • Comprehend RCM Basics
  • Aladon RCM Facilitator Certification
  • Shared values and principles

What you will gain

Learn to effectively deliver the following in RCM:

  • Introductory courses in Aladon RCM methodologies
  • Aladon RCM Advanced Facilitator course
  • Aladon RCM Facilitator competency development programs
  • Further develop coaching and facilitation skills in order to successfully develop new Aladon RCM facilitators
  • Knowledge of change management methodologies and their applicability to Aladon RCM
  • A more in-depth knowledge of the Aladon RCM processes
  • Become a recognized leader in RCM

Additional Aladon certifications are available for:

  • Asset Criticality and Prioritization (ACAP)
  • Reliability Centered Design (RCD)
  • Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA)
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMECA)
  • Asset Condition Assessment (CA) and Asset Life Information Management (ALIM)
  • Risk Centered Spares (RCS)

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