TÜV Rheinland FSEng Training/Certificate

Class Particulars

Audience: Technical and Management Professionals responsible for aspects of process risk management and safety system implementation


All 4 days – 8:30am to 4:30pm

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Participant Eligibility Requirements

To participate in a training/course of the TÜV Functional Safety Program and to get the TÜV Rheinland FS Engineer certificate:

•    a minimum of 3 years experience in the field of functional safety (see below), and
•    University degree in Engineering or Equivalent engineer level responsibilities status certified by employer.

(Persons who do not have the required business experience may participate in the training as well as the exam. If they pass the exam successfully the TÜV FS Engineer certificate will be issued to them as soon as the necessary 3 years of business experience in the area of functional safety are achieved.)

Course Duration and Examination

Overall four day duration consisting of:
Three and a half days of classroom instruction and workshop exercises
Half day (4 hours) examination – a passing score of 75% is required to qualify for the TÜV FS Engineer certificate.

Training, Examination and Certification Costs

$ 2,950 per person, inclusive TÜV fees

Course Outline and Schedule

The course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the relevant standards, books, and technical reports that define recognized and generally accepted good engineering practice for Safety Instrumented Systems in the Process Industry.  These requirements are presented using a lifecycle framework to provide a practical understanding of the interaction of risk management and process operability. The course materials explain how risk analysis techniques, such as layer of protection analysis (LOPA), are used to identify the need for administrative and engineered safeguards. When risk analysis determines that a safety instrumented system (SIS) is required, the required risk reduction becomes the performance target for the SIS.  IEC 61511 establishes requirements for designing and managing SISs to achieve specified safety integrity levels (SIL), which are related to order of magnitude ranges of risk reduction.  Performance verification of safety instrumented functions is demonstrated using calculation techniques to determine the probability of failure on demand and spurious trip rate and using key performance indicators for feedback from field operations. The course presents a series of examples as workshops to illustrate the important concepts and assumptions implicit in the management of functional safety.


DAY 1 – Planning

  • Module 1 SIS Standards Overview
  • Module 2 Management of Functional Safety
  • Module 3 Process Risk and Protection Layers
  • Module 4 Establishing Risk Evaluation Criteria

DAY 2 – Do

  • Module 5 Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Module 6 Safety Requirements Part 1
  • Module 7 Safety Requirements Part 2
  • Module 8 User Approval

DAY 3 –Check & Act

  • Module 9 Data Estimation
  • Module 10 Design Decisions
  • Module 11 Example Verification
  • Module 12 Operating Basis

DAY 4 –Wrap-up and Examination

  • Module 13 Walkthrough of ISA TR84.00.04 Part 2
  • Module 14 Practical Exercise
  • Module 15 TÜV Rheinland FSE Module
  • Certification Examination (after lunch)


Course Registration

This course is taught here in our Houston office.  For complete registration packet email request to inft@sis-tech.com or call 713-909-2100.