TUV Certified IEC 61508 Functional SafetyTraining Course


As part of the TUV SUD Functional Safety Certification Programme, =Method offer the Functional Safety for Safety Related Systems Professionals training course. The course is universally recognised as the essential qualification for professionals and engineers working either as a manufacturer of products that need to meet the design requirements of IEC 61508, or for those designers, end users and systems integrators working Process and Power industries. The course provides an overview of the entire IEC 61508 lifecycle and details how key aspects such as Verification, Validation, Functional Safety Assessments and Audits can be practically implemented. On the 4th day, a Workshop is provided, specifically for those candidates whose roles involve product (hardware and software) development to IEC 61508. On successful completion of the course and the examination, candidates that can demonstrate the reqired level of experience will achieve the “TUV Functional Safety Professional” award. Certification takes place in cooperation with TUV SUD.

The Course is structured over 4 days of class room training, followed by a 4-hour exam on the 5th day.

Course Content

Who should attend

Engineers and professionals who require a broad level of knowledge and may be responsible for functional safety, its principles and methods, within their workplace.


There are no formal pre-requisites to start the training course - we assume no prior knowledge, but of course experience of Functional Safety in general and the IEC 61508 standard is advantageous.
To achieve TUV FSP status, you must attend the course, pass the exam and demonstrate the correct number of years of relevant experience, which are:

Exam format

After this training course you will be able to

Communicate the essential elements of functional safety to your colleagues, management and peers in industry

What you will get

All delegates receive:

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This course qualifies as 32 CPD hours

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