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 62402:2019.

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: -
• Allan Webb  
• Applicable Management Systems (AMSYS GmbH)
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 - MIIOM & FIIOM
Options for Membership (MIIOM) and Fellowship (FIIOM) have been investigated, e.g. by benchmarking with other UK institutions including the IET, BCS, IMechE

  • Criteria for MIIOM and FIIOM have been developed based on assessment of the applicant’s learning, experience, responsibilities, and achievements (no exams)
  • Application forms, supporter’s forms, and guidelines have been produced and reviewed by the Professional Standards & Membership Committee and IIOM International Board. .
  • Applications are now open. Please see MIIOM and FIIOM Page.

For further information please click here to download the IIOM Training presentation.

To download the slides from the Professional Development Webinar delivered in August 2020 please click here.