ISA’s Virtual Instructor-Led Courses Offer Expert-Led Training From Home

ISA’s virtual instructor-led courses combine world-class instructors with an exciting, virtual format that mirrors the traditional classroom experience. These courses have a start and end date, and are guided by the instructor. Each course includes live Q&A sessions with the instructor so that students can ask questions and clarify material. This format allows you to expand your skill set from the comfort of your home while engaging in real-time discussions with subject-matter experts and professional peers.

Browse our slate of virtual instructor-led courses below:

Engineering Courses

Automation Engineering Survival Training (AESTV)
12–16 October 
Sharpen your process automation knowledge and skills with this expert-led training covering practical, real-world automation survival skills. ISA's seasoned instructor will guide you through topics ranging from process measurement fundamentals to advanced automation, and everything in between. Learn the difference between continuous, batch, and discrete control as well as how to interpret symbols and drawings associated with process control documentation.
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Boiler Control Systems Engineering (ES15V)
5–7 October 2020
Learn the essential concepts of boiler components and their purposes. This course explains the ISA symbols used in boiler control, how to identify the engineering and control of boilers using these symbols, and a method of presenting the engineering. You will learn how to define control and ratio control fundamentals, feed forward and feed back control, cascade control, ratio control, and how these elements are implemented in boiler control systems.
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Burner Management Systems Engineering Using NFPA Code 85 and ANSI/ISA77 Standards (ES16V)
8–9 October 2020
Gain the hands-on experience you need to implement safe start-up, shut-down, and monitoring processes of multiple burner boiler furnaces. Learn the causes of furnace explosions and the relationship between burner management systems and boiler control systems.
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Control Systems Engineering (CSE) Exam Review Course (EN00V) 
Coming in 2021
This course reviews the knowledge and skill areas that are included on the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) Professional Engineer (PE) examination produced by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), and administered by US state professional license boards each October. It prepares engineers with four or more years of experience to take the exam by providing instruction in the broad range of technical areas such as how to apply recognized standards for symbols and documents, compare various final control elements and valves, explain basic process control loops, and a wide-range of other critical topics.
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Certified Automation Professional® CAP® Exam Review Course (EC00V)
Coming in 2021
This course reviews the knowledge and skill areas included on the CAP examination. The content is based on the job analysis domains, tasks, knowledge areas, and skill areas developed as the basis for the CAP certification exam. You can expect to learn everything from CAP basics, analytical instrumentation, and motor and drive control to MES integration and network security, deployment and operation, and work structure.
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Cybersecurity Courses

Using the ISA/IEC 62443 Standards to Secure Your Control Systems (IC32V)
Coming in 2021
This course provides a detailed look at how the ISA/IEC 62443 standards can be used to protect your critical control systems. It also explores the procedural and technical differences between the security for traditional IT environments and those solutions appropriate for SCADA or plant floor environments.
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Assessing the Cybersecurity of New or Existing IACS Systems (IC33V)
14–16 October 2020
This course provides students with the information and skills to assess the cybersecurity of a new or existing IACS, and to develop a CRS that can be used to document the cybersecurity requirements for a project.
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Safety-Related Courses

Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach (EC50)
19–23 October 2020
Gain an understanding of the engineering requirements necessary for the specification, design, analysis, and justification of safety instrumented systems for the process industries. Learn how to determine safety integrity levels (SIL) and evaluate whether proposed or existing systems meet the performance and documentation requirements defined in the ISA 84 (IEC61511) standard.
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Advanced Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Selection (EC52)
26–27 October
This course focuses on Safety Integrity Level (SIL) selection using a variety of different techniques, and provides insight into the factors that determine risk reduction requirements. Learn to include the risk matrix, risk graph, and LOPA (Layer Of Protection Analysis), in order to determine the appropriate level of performance needed of your safety systems, and how to perform system design and analysis and implement best-practices when optimizing system designs.
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Advanced Design & SIL Verification (EC54)
28–29 October 2020
Gain an understanding of the engineering requirements necessary for the specification, design, analysis, and justification of safety instrumented systems for the process industries. Learn how to determine safety integrity levels (SIL) and evaluate whether proposed or existing systems meet the performance and documentation requirements defined in the ISA 84 (IEC61511) standard. This course is required for the ISA84 Safety Instrumented Systems Certificate 3, ISA84 SIL Verification Specialist.
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