ISA EC50 Instructor Interview

There are no required prerequisites to register for Certificate 1: ISA/IEC 61511 SIS Fundamentals Specialist so an application is not required.

Certificate programs 2 and 3 have prerequisites. ISA will email you to confirm that you are eligible to register for Certificate Program 2 or 3 at least four (4) weeks before the course start date.

Certificate 1: ISA/IEC 61511 SIS Fundamentals Specialist 

 
  • This certificate program consists of a 4-day intensive training program and exam (or the 8-week online version and exam). There are no required prerequisites. An application is not required, however, it is recommended that attendees have at least 2 years experience in process automation and 2 years technical related education.
  • Successfully complete the 4-day instructor-led training course, Safety Instrumented Systems-Design, Analysis, and Justification (Course EC50), and exam; or\, complete the 8-week\, online\, instructor-assisted version of the course (Course EC50E) and exam. 
 

Certificate 2: ISA/IEC 61511 SIL Selection Specialist 

  • This certificate program consists of a 2-day intensive training program and exam. 75% of the training is focused on practical applications and exercises.
  • Prerequisites:
    • ISA/IEC 61511 Certificate 1: ISA/IEC 61511 SIS Fundamentals Specialist
    • 5 years experience in the process industry with
    • A minimum of 2 years experience in process safety in the following areas:
      • Facilitation of and/or participation in PHAs (process hazard analysis) or
      • Performed SIL determination/selection under supervision or independent
  • ISA will email you to confirm that you meet the prerequisites to register for Certificate Program 2.
  • Successfully complete the 2-day instructor-led training course, Advanced Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Selection (Course EC52), and exam.
 

Certificate 3: ISA/IEC 61511 SIL Verification Specialist 

  • This certificate program consists of a 2-day intensive training program and exam. 75% of the training is focused on practical applications and exercises.
  • Prerequisites:
    • ISA/IEC 61511 Certificate 1: ISA/IEC 61511 SIS Fundamentals Specialist
    • 5 years related experience in the process industry with
    • A minimum of 2 years experience in the following areas:
      • Specifying instruments and control systems
      • Programming PLCs
      • SIL verification calculations
      • Creation/modification of I&C design documents (e.g., process flow diagrams, P&IDs, loop diagrams, etc.)
      • Supporting start-up (including installation, commissioning, etc.)
      • Operation of process plants/facilities
  • ISA will email you to confirm that you meet the prerequisites to register for Certificate Program 3.
  • Successfully complete the 2-day instructor-led training course, Advanced Design and SIL Verification (Course EC54), and exam.
 

ISA/IEC 61511 SIS Expert 

 

Individuals who achieve Certificates 1, 2, and 3 are designated as ISA/IEC 61511 SIS Experts.

Renewal

You are not required to renew your ISA/IEC 61511 Certificate(s); however, once obtained your certificate(s) will only be considered current for three (3) years. Click here to learn more about extending the current status of your certificate(s).