Prerecorded – Gear Failure Analysis

January 1, 1970

This course is a pre-recorded, online, on-demand training.

Course Description

Through generous support from the AGMA Foundation, AGMA has recorded the popular Gear Failure Analysis live course for wider availability. Gear Failure Analysis teaches students the causes of gear failure and how to prevent it from occurring. Avoiding gear failure can save thousands of dollars in repair costs! In this online video training, you will examine the various types of gear failure, such as overload, bending fatigue, Hertzian fatigue, wear, scuffing and cracking. Possible causes of these failures will be presented, along with some suggested ways to avoid them.

This course has 11 segments consisting of a total of 10 hours of in-depth discussion of gear failure modes and supporting training documents.

This course is IACET Accredited and worth 1.0 CEUs. 

  • $995 for member registrant
  • $1495 for nonmember registrant
Who Should Take This Course

Gear Failure Analysis will help you solve everyday problems whether you are a gear engineer, user, researcher, maintenance technician, lubricant expert, or manager.

Recommended Preparation for Gear Failure Analysis is the archived AGMA webinar, Metallurgy of Gear Materials, presented by Dr. Phil Terry. This webinar is excellent especially for those with no training in metallurgy. The recommended preparation webinar on Metallurgy is available for download for $159/member and $295/non-member.

Photo Release

From time to time AGMA uses photographs, recordings, survey answers and testimonials of AGMA events in its promotional materials and products. Unless this permission is revoked in writing to the AGMA, by virtue of your attendance all attendees agree to the use of their likeness in such materials.


Renowned gear instructor, Bob Errichello, uses a variety of tools and methods – lectures, slide presentations and Q&A sessions – to give you a comprehensive understanding of the reasons for gear failure. Errichello, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and aMaster of Engineering degree in structural dynamics.  He has over 40 years of experience, has authored some 60 articles, and is a recipient of AGMA’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. 

You will have 60 days to complete the course, pass the course assessment, and receive your certificate.