Introduction

IIOM seeks to promote and support the adoption of Obsolescence Management best practices and actively encourages the professional development of the role of Obsolescence Management. This will be in accordance with the Internationally recognised Obsolescence Standard IEC62402.

Increasingly, customers are asking for information about the nominated Obsolescence Management contact in their bidding process as they seek to improve performance and reduce obsolescence risk in contracts. With this in mind IIOM have developed a competence framework where essential skills are recognised against different job titles and a path from the IIOM Certificate to the IIOM Diploma is clear. A working group of member companies has formed this framework.

From the competence framework IIOM International have developed the IIOM Short Course in Obsolescence Management education programme to enable Obsolescence Engineers, Managers, and Directors to demonstrate their competence within their own organisations’ and to prospective customers. Candidates at Associate grade (AIIOM) must be able to demonstrate that they have successfully completed the IIOM Short Course in Obsolescence Management at IIOM Associate Grade as provided by one of the IIOM Endorsed Trainers. 

As of July 2018 the approval criteria at Member (MIIOM) and Fellow (FIIOM) grades are still under development in collaboration with the UK Engineering Council and an Alliance partner which is a Licentiate with the Engineering Council; these grades are intended for experienced practitioners and approval criteria and processes are likely to be aligned with The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC)

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