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Failure Modes and Failure Mechanisms

COURSE NO: B03-007
Failure Modes and Failure Mechanisms
Note: New York Professional Engineers: This course does not qualify for PDH credit in New York State only. For complete information, please visit the website of the NY State Licensing Board.
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course introduces Failure Modes and Failure Mechanisms for both individuals new to reliability processes and those who have never analyzed Failure Modes and Failure Mechanisms as a distinct subject.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for reliability engineers, maintenance engineers and individuals involved in designing and applying information management systems supporting reliability and maintenance.  It is also useful for individuals involved in developing or implementing inspection programs aimed at identifying Failure mechanisms and preventing deterioration and failures.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of Failure Modes
  • Understanding of Failure Mechanisms
  • Understanding of deterioration and the rate of deterioration
  • Understanding of the links between Failure Mechanisms, deterioration and Failure Modes
  • Understanding of prevention and how to determine the form of prevention that is needed
  • Understanding of how Failures link back to the choices that affected application of prevention
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document tilted, "Failure Modes and Failure Mechanisms".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Failure Modes and Failure Mechanisms (847 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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