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TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program


The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program is the only globally recognised Functional Safety extended vocational training program where knowledge and competencies are approved by a third neutral party and certification is registered.

TÜV Rheinland worked with national and international companies and experts in the Functional Safety profession to establish the program in in 2004. Over 10,000 engineers have participated the program and are certified as "Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland)". 

Engineers and persons working in the field of Functional Safety can participate in the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program to update and enhance their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Safety Instrumented Systems
  • HW/SW Design acc. to IEC 61508
  • Functional Safety of Machinery
  • Automotive - System Design acc. to ISO 26262 and IEC 61508
  • Process Hazard and Risk Analysis (Starting in May 2013).

Eligibility requirements exist to enable participants to achieve FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certification and full details can be accessed here

A current list of certified Functional Safety Engineers (TÜV Rheinland) can be accessed here

TÜV Rheinland ensures that the program maintains exceptional standards of quality and compliance and has assessed all course providers within the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program.

All trainers in the program are FS Experts (TÜV Rheinland) and must have:

  • In excess of ten years practical experience in Functional Safety
  • An Engineering Degree or equivalent engineer responsibilities certified by employer
  • Proof of participation as a speaker at conferences, symposia and over events
  • Proof of participation and involvement in related standards or committees
  • Proof of engagement as a trainer or knowledge disseminator in Functional Safety

A FS Senior Expert (TÜV Rheinland) delivers the majority of TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program certified courses and workshops provided by EFSTAS Ltd. 

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