• ISA84 Certificate Program Requirements

    There are no required prerequisites to register for Certificate 1: ISA84 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: ISA84 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: ISA84 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:
      • ISA84 Certificate 1: ISA84 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: ISA84 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:
      • ISA84 Certificate 1: ISA84 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.

    ISA84 SIS Expert

    Individuals who achieve Certificates 1, 2, and 3 are designated as ISA84 SIS Experts.

    Renewal

    Because the ISA84 SIS Certificate Programs are certificates and not certifications, you are not required to renew your ISA84 Certificate(s); however, once obtained your certificate(s) will only be considered current for three (3) years. After your three-year expiration date, your certificate's status will no longer be considered active and you will not be able to claim that you hold a current/active ISA84 certificate. Click here to learn more about extending the current status of your certificate(s).