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TRAINING: TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program

Our next TUV Certification course will be held on September 16-20 in Albany, NY.

Event Details:

  • Location:
    Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport
    800 Albany Shaker Road
    Albany, NY 12211
  • Course Dates: Monday, September 16 through Thursday, September 19
    8 am to 5:30 pm, each day (breaks, and lunch)
  • Exam date: Friday, September 20 (9 am to 12 pm)
  • Price: $3,500 USD**, per person
    **Includes costs for training and exam, and all meals for the 5 days (breakfasts, lunches, dinners)

Space is limited. Reserve your spot now. 
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 6

To Register, Contact:
Devin Murray


Course details:

As an approved course provider by TÜV Rheinland, Schmersal offers the official Functional Safety of Machinery training course and exam for the Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate. During the course, Schmersal Functional Safety instructors will focus on ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 while going in-depth into the International regulations, basic risk assessment concepts, examples of protective equipment for machinery, safety functions, circuit designs, Performance Level (PL) and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) calculations. 

Upon completion of the Course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify standards regarding functional safety of machinery 
  • Define A, B and C standards
  • Describe the basic concepts of the Machinery Directive and CE
  • Explain ISO12100 risk reduction measures
  • Define “Hazards” and “Risks”
  • Explain the concepts of a safety function
  • Demonstrate PL and SIL Calculations
  • Explain Safety Categories 
  • Define ISO 13849 and IEC 62061
  • Describe basic safety principles, well-tried safety principles and well-tried components
  • Describe deterministic fault consideration, faults, and fault exclusions 
  • Identify the various safety devices available for machinery
  • Explain the different factors of failure probabilities 
  • Explain the requirements regarding software
  • Define random and systematic failures
  • Describe verification and validation process of safety functions
  • Define the terms and the contexts of PL, SIL, SIL CL, HFT and SFF 


Expected agenda: (sessions from 8 am to 5:30 pm each day)

9/16 (Mon): Intro - “TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program“ Guidelines and Standards, Risk Analysis
9/17 (Tue): Introduction to ISO 13849, Safety Devices, Safety functions of machines, Circuits, schematics, examples
9/18 (Wed): New standards regarding the safety of machinery, ISO 13849, Validation, Examples
9/19 (Thr): IEC 62061, Examples
9/20 (Fri): Final Exam for certification

Exam details:
Exam duration: 3 hours

The exam consists of 70 multiple choice questions and 12 open questions. The standards EN ISO 13849 part 1 and 2 and EN 62061 are required for both the course and exam. Additionally, a calculator should be brought along for the quantitative assessment.
Upon passing a final exam, attendees will receive the internationally recognized Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate, confirming their knowledge and successful completion of the course.


CEUs offered: 2.5
Schmersal is accredited by IACET to the ANSI/IACET 2018-1 Standard for Continuing Education and Training (CE/T).
In order to receive CEUs, learner must be present for the entirety of the course, and complete the course assessment (separate from the certification exam). 


Participant Eligibility Requirements
Participants who wish to obtain the “FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland)“ certificate have to attend the complete training and pass the exam. In addition, the following requirements must be met:

  1. A minimum of 3 years experience in the field of functional safety.
  2. University degree (Bachelor‘s, Master‘s, Diploma etc.) in Engineering or other technical area.


Presenter: Devin Murray
Devin has been with Schmersal for 15 years and currently serves as the tec.nicum Services Manager.  Devin has a BSEE and MBA from Alfred University and is a TÜV certified Functional Safety Engineer for Machinery.
If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact Devin at  (914) 419 - 3731 or

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