Machinery Lubrication I Training

Understand the foundations of lubrication

Machinery Lubrication I (ML I) gives students a foundation in lubrication best practices and product knowledge. Learn proven industry methods for selecting, storing, filtering and applying lubricants to boost reliability and decrease maintenance costs. Students will also gain a better understanding of oil analysis and how it can help us make better lubrication decisions.

ML I Course Overview


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Machinery Lubrication I

What you’ll learn

  • How lubrication affects machine reliability
  • Lubrication fundamentals
  • Lubricant application best practices
  • Storage and handling considerations
  • Contamination control
  • Essential field inspections
  • Much more!

Included with each course

One-year of Noria Academy access

You’ll get the ML I Study Pack including digital flash cards, a comprehensive practice exam to help you prepare for your certification exam, and over 5 hours of supplemental videos to help you build critical job skills. Access via our Noria Academy app or online at

Course Manual

Students who attend In-Person training or Live Online training in the United States will receive a printed copy of the course manual.

Recording of the course

If you purchased Live Online training, you can also opt to receive a recording of your course during registration for an additional fee. This recording will be accessible on-demand through our online Learning Management System for 90 days following completion of the course.

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When you complete a Noria certification course, we guarantee you will pass the associated ICML exam — or get free resources and ongoing support from Noria experts until you do.

Reviews from students

“The information from this course could save my company as much as $20,000 in monthly oil costs.”

“Jerry was an amazing instructor who was engaging, well-versed, and knowledgeable. I can’t wait to apply this information to my day-to-day job as a reliability engineer.”

“I’ve taken a lot of training and this was one of the best learning experiences I’ve had. Congrats to all involved with this. Top notch!”

The Machinery Lubrication I course is most beneficial for maintenance, reliability and operations professionals who are directly responsible for lubrication tasks. Planners, supervisors and managers and others can also gain valuable insights into lubrication program gaps, cost-saving opportunities and data-driven decision-making from this course.

Job Title or Role

Top Benefit

Millwright, Mechanic, Operator, and Lubrication Technician Learn best practices for daily tasks
Inspector Uncover more actionable insights
PdM Technician, Reliability Engineer and Maintenance Engineer Improve data-driven decision-making
Reliability Manager and Maintenance Manager Identify program gaps and opportunities
Purchasing Manager and Plant Manager Identify cost-saving opportunities

Course content

The ML I course contains 24 hours of material taught over three days. It is fully aligned with the body of knowledge of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication’s MLT I and MLA I certifications, and a sample schedule has been provided below.

Day 1
Time Section
Morning Introduction and Set Up
Maintenance Strategies
Base Oil Fundamentals
Lunch Break
Afternoon Viscosity
Lubricant Fundamentals
Day 2
Time Section
Morning Review
Lubricant Failure
Lubricating Oil Application Methods
Lubricating Grease Application Methods
Lubricant Selection
Lunch Break
Afternoon Lubricant Selection Cont’d
Day 3
Time Section
Morning Review
Contamination Cont’d
Contamination Control
Oil Analysis Basics
Lunch Break
Afternoon Storage and Management of Lubricants
Machinery Modifications
Lubricant Fundamentals
Field Inspections and Basic Machine Care

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Frequently asked questions

What is check-in time for in-person training?

We ask that students check in on the first day of training (Tuesday) from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

How long does a day of training last?

A day of training typically begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch.

Are food and beverages provided at in-person training events?

Complimentary fresh-brewed coffee and light refreshments will be available throughout the day, but students are responsible for their own food and drinks otherwise.

Is audio or video recording allowed during training?

No, please do not record audio or video of training course content.

Is parking included with registration for in-person training events?

No, parking fees are not included.