Oil Analysis II Training

Expand your oil analysis skills

Oil Analysis II (OA II) was designed to foster a deeper understanding of oil analysis. Through case studies, oil analysis reports, and group problem-solving exercises, students will explore oil analysis and its use in making lubrication decisions. The course also explores techniques used to detect the additive, thermal and particle factors that degrade oil.

OA II Course Overview


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Oil Analysis II

What you’ll learn

  • Oil Sampling Best Practices
  • Fluid Properties
  • Contamination Control
  • Wear Particles and Faults
  • Test Results and Oil Report Interpretation

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 academy.noria.com.

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.

Getting Certified

Our OA II course is designed to prepare students for the ICML’s MLA II and STLE’s OMA I certification tests. To take the exams, apply through the ICML and STLE websites and review practice questions in advance with the Noria Academy app.

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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.

Learn from expert instructors

Gain valuable knowledge from these industry experts

The Oil Analysis II course is most beneficial for maintenance, reliability and operations professionals who are involved in oil sampling or analysis activities. 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

Lube Tech (Lubrication Technician) Learn best practices for daily tasks
Inspector Uncover more actionable insights
PdM Technician, Reliability Engineer, Maintenance Engineer Improve data-driven decision-making
Reliability Manager, Maintenance Manager Identify program gaps and opportunities

Course content

Oil Analysis II (OA II) provides maintenance professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to properly sample and monitor oil health via in-site tests and lab analysis.

Day 1
Time Section
Morning Introduction and Set Up
Maintenance Philosophies
Optimizing Oil Analysis
Lubrication Fundamentals
Oil Analysis Fundamentals
Lunch Break
Afternoon Fluid Properties Analysis
Day 2
Time Section
Morning Fluid Properties Analysis
Contamination Control and Proactive Maintenance
Lunch Break
Afternoon Contamination Control and Proactive Maintenance
Day 3
Time Section
Morning Fault and Wear Particle Analysis
Alarms, Limts and Test Slate Selection
Anatomy of Oil Analysis Reports
Lunch Break
Afternoon Field Tests and inspections
Case Studies Workshop

Reviews from students

“This training is an extremely important part of any reliability lubrication program. The course was full of valuable information, while the instructor was very friendly and took the time to answer all the questions at every level of expertise.”

“Excellent learning forum. Provided substantial information that will be immediately useful in improving existing oil analysis program.”

Increase your confidence for the exam

The Noria Academy app is the best way to prepare for your ICML or STLE certification exam. Use our digital flashcards, comprehensive practice exam and supplemental material to increase your confidence level with course material.

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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 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.