EOS/ESD Association Professional Program Manager
EOS/ESD Association, Inc. offers a professional certification for ESD control program managers. This program is intended for individuals who are involved in designing, implementing, managing, and auditing ESD control programs in their facilities.
Required Minimum Pre-requisite Courses
The following courses are offered every year at Symposium and at other times throughout the year. If an attendee completed these courses in 2004 or after, they may be applied to the Program Manager Certification.
The courses are listed in the preferred tutorial sequence for the Program Manager Curriculum. The recommended sequence is developed to facilitate a better understanding of the course materials, caution should be taken to begin with FC100 and FC101 and finish the program with DD/FC380 and FC340.
To view course abstracts please visit https://www.esda.org/training-and-education/esda-tutorials/.
- FC100: ESD Basics for the Program Manager (full-day)
- FC101: How To's of In-Plant ESD Auditing and Evaluation Measurements (full-day) or: How To's of In-Plant ESD Survey and Evaluation Measurements (full-day)
- FC110: Cleanroom Considerations for the Program Manager (half-day) Available Online
- FC120: Ionization Issues and Answers for the Program Manager (half-day) Available Online
- DD/FC130: System Level ESD/EMI: Testing to IEC and Other Standards (half-day) Available Online
- FC200: Packaging Principles for the Program Manager (half-day) Available Online
- FC210: ESD Association Standards Overview (half-day) Available Online or: ESD Standards Overview for the Program Manager (half-day)
- FC215: Device Technology and FA Overview (half-day) Available Online
- DD/FC 380: Electrostatic Calculations for the Program Manager and the ESD Engineer(half-day) Available Online or: Electrostatic Calculations for the ESD Engineer (half-day)
- FC340: ESD Program Development & Assessment (ANSI/ESD S20.20 Seminar) (2-days)
Benefits to the Individual
- Demonstrates knowledge, experience, and competency.
- Encourages self-development and continuing education.
- A check mark in the "plus" column in performance reviews, career advancement, and new employment opportunities.
Benefits to Employers and Industry
- Helps raise the overall competency level of the entire ESD control field.
- Provides a means to assess the qualifications of personnel hired to work in static control.
- Helps assure that the industry has properly trained and qualified personnel helping solve ESD control problems.
- Helps prepare companies for ISO 9000 audits if professional certification is part of a company's formal program.
- Improves seller-buyer relationships through better communication with fewer misunderstandings.
To obtain certification, you must initiate an official file in your name at EOS/ESD Association, Inc. headquarters, please complete the PDF registration form and send it with a $50 payment. Registration Form PDF
2. Complete pre-requisite courses: Listed above
3. Pass an in-depth examination
The examination is held annually during Symposium week. The examination consists of multiple choice and essay questions. The essay portion of the exam will be graded by two individuals. The examination is open book. You may bring any reference materials, including, but not limited to, books, standards, and tutorial notes. You may also bring a calculator and computer. No cell phones, internet connections or sharing of reference materials is allowed.
PLEASE NOTE: An exam fee of $60 will be applicable and must be paid on-site.
Note: If passing criteria is not met for one or more sections, you will need to attend the applicable tutorials before retaking the exam.
To maintain certification an annual renewal fee of $100 is required, along with the completion of 6 professional education units as indicated in the below renewal form.
Professional Certification Annual Renewal Form (.Doc)
For further information, please contact EOS/ESD Association, Inc. at 315-339-6937 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.