ISA Releases Study Guide for New Industrial Maintenance Mechanics Certification

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The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA) has published the study guide for its new Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanics certification exam.

The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society has released its study guide for the new Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanics (CIMM) program. The guide provides practice questions and answers for the upcoming CIMM examinations, which will start October 7th at ISA EXPO 2004.

The CIMM exam will test competency in four performance domains that have been identified as essential for maintenance mechanics: Maintenance Practices, Preventive and Predictive Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Analysis, and Corrective Maintenance.

“Everything that the mechanic needs to be able to do falls into those four dimensions,” says Rod Lincoln, chair of the CIMM steering team and Manager of Organizational Development and Training at Cytec Industries, “To my knowledge the job has never been broken down in that manner before.”

According to Lincoln, the United States is the only industrialized nation that doesn’t certify its maintenance mechanics. In recent years OSHA has expressed its desire to apply stricter oversight on how manufacturers train their maintenance staff. The CIMM program represents the manufacturing sector’s first viable certification for industrial maintenance mechanics.

Copies of the study guide can be ordered through the CIMM website, which is available at The website also features detailed information about the program including exam dates, key knowledge and skills, and a detailed program handbook.

About ISA

ISA is a 33,000-member global, nonprofit, educational organization connecting people and ideas in automation + control. The Society fosters advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of sensors, instruments, computers, and systems for automation in a wide variety of applications.

In addition to hosting the largest conferences and exhibitions for automation in the Western Hemisphere, ISA is a leading technical training organization and a respected publisher of books, magazines, and standards.

ISA also serves the professional development and certification needs of industry professionals and practitioners with its Certified Automation Professional (CAP), Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®), Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (CIMM) programs, and the Control Systems Engineers (CSE) license.

Additional information about ISA is available at

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