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ISA Training and Education: First Quarter 2017

This education & training roundup was compiled by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.

This education and training roundup covers the first quarter of 2017 and includes new courses offered by ISA Europe. Automation and control training from ISA is developed and taught by industry experts with real-world experience. Students receive comprehensive and practical instruction designed to deliver knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

Cybersecurity Training

Registration closing soon for ISA's next intensive training program focused on protecting control systems from cyber attack . Safeguard your plant’s infrastructure or control systems by enrolling in ISA’s System Wide Awareness Training (S.W.A.T.). For four consecutive weeks in February, ISA will offer a series of basic-to-advanced, hands-on and highly intensive industrial data communications and cybersecurity training courses designed to better prepare you to protect your facility’s operational technology. Don’t miss this chance to gain CEUs, PDHs, and the training to perform at your best level in the event of cybersecurity crisis.

On-site Training

In addition to taking ISA classroom training at ISA headquarters, regional locations and industry events, you can also receive customized ISA training at your facility through ISA On-site Training. This option can bring any ISA course or combination of courses – along with ISA’s world-class instructors, training materials and portable laboratories – directly to you.  Simply pick the time and place.  Contact ISA at +1 919-549-8411 or

Note: If a class date is not showing in the course offerings page or registration appears closed, contact ISA at or call customer service at +1 919-549-8411 to get a registration update or waiting list status.

Fundamental Skills Training

Introduction to Industrial Processes, Measurement, and Control (FG07)

13-17 February (TX)

6-10 March (NC)


Technical Skills Training

Instrumentation Maintenance

Electrical Controls for the Control Systems Technician (TI23)

27 February - 3 March (NC)


Installing, Calibrating, and Maintaining Eletronic Instruments (TI25)

30 January - 2 February (NC)

6-10 February (TX)


Instrument Calibration and Documentation for FDA Regulated Industries (TI24)

23-27 January (TX)


Advanced Operation of Digital (Smart) Transmitters (TS17)

20-24 February (IL)

Industrial Communications

IT Survival Basics for I&C Personnel (TS04)

30 January-3 February (NC)


Industrial Data Communication Systems (TS06)

6-10 February (NC)


Industrial Networking & Security (TS12)

13-17 February (NC)

Control Systems

Tuning Control Loops (TC05)

23-25 January (CA)

13-15 March (PA)


Troubleshooting Instrumentation and Control Systems (TC10)

26-27 January (CA)

16-17 March (PA)


Batch Control Using the ANSI/ISA88 Standards (IC40)

6-8 March (DE)

 Automation Professional Skills


Using the ISA/IEC 62443 Standards to Secure Your Control System (IC32)

20-21 February (NC)


IACS Cybersecurity Operations and Maintenance (IC37)

21-23 March (NC)


Assessing the Cybersecurity of New or Existing IACS Systems (IC33)

22-24 February (NC)


IACS Cybersecurity Design & Implementation (IC34)

15-17 March (NC)

Asset Managment and Enterprise Integration

Implementing Business to MES Integration Using the ANSI/ISA95 Standards (IC55)

9-10 March (DE)

Discrete, Sequencing, and Manufacturing Control

PLC Fundamentals for the Technical Professional (TC40)

20-24 March (NC)


ANSI/ISA-S67.04-2006: Setpoints for Nuclear Safety-Related Instrumentation (IC68P)

15-17 March (DE)

Measurement and Control

Industrial Pressure, Level, and Density Measurement (EI05)

23-24 January (NC)

13-14 March (NC)


Industrial Flow Measurement Engineering (EI10)

25-27 January (NC)

15-17 March (NC)

Plant Maintenance

Sizing, Selecting, and Applying Process Control Valves (EI30)

18-19 January (NC)


Applying Motor Controls and Drives (SP15)

27 February - 1 March (FL)


Advanced Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Selection (EC52)

27-28 February (TX)

27-28 March (CA)


Advanced Design and SIL Verification (EC54)

1-2 March (TX)

29-30 March (CA)


Safety Instrumented Systems—Design, Analysis, and Justification (EC50)

6-10 February (TX)

20-24 March (CA)


Calibration Asset Management and Data Acquisition Practices (EI42)

20-22 March (NC)


Boiler Control Systems Engineering (ES15)

6-8 February (NC)

13-15 March (TX)


Applying Instrumentation in Hazardous (Classified) Location (ES10)

8-9 February (PA)


Burner Management Systems (ES16)

9-10 February (NC)

16-17 March (TX)


Fire and Gas System Engineering (EC56P)

14-16 February (OH)

Certification and Licensure Preparation

Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Level I Exam Review Course (TS00)

20-23 February (CA)


Certified Automation Professional (CAP) Exam Review Course (EC00)

1-3 February (CA)


Certified Control System Technician (CCST) Level II Exam Review Course (TS02)

20-23 February (NC)


Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Level III Exam Review Course (TS03)

6-9 February (CA)

27-30 March (NC)

Special Training Events

Automation Engineering Survival Training (AEST)

13-17 March (CA)


Process Automation Boot Camp (PABC)

23-27 January (NC)


Automation Engineering Survival Training: Integrator Version (AESTIV)

13-17 February (IL)


Tactics for Advanced Troubleshooting Boot Camp (TATC)

20-24 February (TX)


Extreme Instrumentality: Electrical to Instrumentation Cross Training Boot Camp (XTBC)

6-10 March (TX)


Technican Training Boot Camp (TTBC)

6-10 March (CA)

Online Instructor-Assisted Courses

SIS Design, Analysis, and Justification Online (EC50E)

27 March - 19 May


Sistemas Instrumentados de Seguridad - Diseño, análisis, y justificación (EC50ESP)

23 January - 17 March

27 March - 19 May


CAP Exam Review Online (EC00E)

6 February - 5 May


Applying Instrumentation in Hazardous Locations Online (ES10E)

6 February - 31 March


Fundamentals of Industrial Process, Measurement, and Control Online (FG05E)

13 February - 5 May


Using the ISA/IEC 62443 Standard to Secure Your Control Systems Online (IC32E)

23 January - 17 March


CCST Level I Exam Review Online (TS00E)

20 February - 5 May


CCST Level III Exam Review Course Online (TS03E)

6 March - 16 June

ISA Europe

Batch Control using the ANSI/ISA-88 standards (ISA-88)

8-10 February


Implementing Business to MES Integration Using the ANSI/ISA95 Standards (ISA95)

19-20 January

23-24 March


Secure Your Control Systems (IC32)

9-10 March

Live Webinar Series

Introduction to Level Measurement (FG05W3)

25 January


Grounding in Instrumentation Systems (TI21W1)

1 February


Introduction to Flow Measurement (FG05W4)

8 February


Noise Reduction in Signal and Power Circuits (TI21W2)

15 February


Introduction to Pressure Measurement (FG0W5)

22 February


Protection Methods in Applying Instrumentation in Hazardous Locations and Enclosures: Introduction/Overview (ES10W1)

1 March


Introduction to Boiler Control (ES15W)

8 March


Protection Methods in Applying Instrumentation in Hazardous Locations and Enclosures: Intrinsic Safety (ES10W2)

15 March


Is A Burner Management System (BMS) A Safety Instrumented System (SIS)? (ES16PW1)

22 March


Protection Methods in Applying Instrumented in Hazardous Location and Enclosures: Non-incentive Devices, Purging, and Maintenance (ES10W3)

29 March

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Joel Don
Joel Don
Joel Don is an independent content marketing, social media and public relations consultant. Prior to his work in marketing and PR, Joel served as an editor for regional newspapers and national magazines throughout the U.S. He earned a master's degree from the Medill School at Northwestern University with a focus on science, engineering and biomedical marketing communications, and a bachelor of science degree from UC San Diego.

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