IIOM seeks to promote and support the adoption of Obsolescence Management best practices and actively encourages the professional development of practitioners. The education, training and experience that practitioners typically undertake enables them to work in accordance with the Internationally recognised Obsolescence Standard IEC 62402.

Increasingly, customers are asking for information about the suppliers’ Obsolescence Management processes and nominated practitioners when inviting bids for products, systems or services. Their motivation is to improve performance and reduce obsolescence risk in contracts. With this in mind IIOM has developed a competence framework where essential competencies are recognised at Associate, Member and Fellow grades of individual membership. A working group of member companies has formed this framework.

Associate Grade
At the Associate (AIIOM) grade members are able to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the competence framework by passing the IIOM Short Course in Obsolescence Management at IIOM Associate Grade as provided by the IIOM Endorsed Trainers. These are: -
• Applicable Management Systems (AMSYS GmbH)
• Through Life Support Ltd (TLS)

Those successful in passing the short course receive a pass certificate from their Endorsed Trainer. The pass certificate may be used as evidence of competence by those who wish to apply for Associate Member status with IIOM. Associate Members status confers the legal right to use the post-nominal letters AIIOM and allows Obsolescence Engineers, Managers, and Directors to demonstrate competence at technician level – for example within their own organisation and to their organisation’s prospective customers.

Higher Grades
As of May 2019, the qualifying criteria and basis for application and assessment at Member (MIIOM) and Fellow (FIIOM) grades are still under development in collaboration with the UK Engineering Council and a potential Alliance partner which is a Licentiate with the UK Engineering Council.  These grades are intended for practitioners at higher levels of education, training and experience and approval are likely to be aligned with The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) at Incorporated (IEng) and Chartered (CEng) levels of professional registration.

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For information on progressing through the different levels of professional membership, please click here. 

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