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ISA to conduct four training events

February 6, 2014 - The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today that, beginning in March, it will conduct four highly intensive technical training events—comprised of world-class technician, automation engineering and safety courses—in Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; and Carson, California during 2014.

These in-depth instructional events for automation and control professionals, known as ISA Technical Training Camps, span four consecutive weeks and provide:

  • Highly condensed, rigorous instruction that speeds learning and mastery of skills while saving time and expenses
  • The opportunity to take multiple ISA training courses at one location, and at a discounted rate
  • Pre-arranged local plant tours, which demonstrate how the instruction and skills taught in the course are being applied in actual work environments
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for each course successfully completed

Each ISA Technical Training Camp includes the following instructional components:

  • ISA Technician Training Boot Camp (TTBC)

One week of intensive training that covers a broad range of technical topics, starting with basic instrumentation fundamentals and leading to the latest advances in smart technology.

  • ISA Automation Engineering Survival Training (AEST)

One week of expert-led lecture and hands-on instruction that covers practical, real-world automation survival skills—from process measurement fundamentals to advanced automation.

  • ISA Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) Boot Camp

Four courses offered in two week-long segments, held back to back, of escalating process safety training:

  • Part I – Two fundamental safety courses: Introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry (EC50CT) and Safety Instrumented Systems—Design, Analysis, and Justification (EC50)
  • Part II – Two advanced safety courses: Advanced Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Selection (EC52) and Advanced Design and SIL Verification (EC54)

“The success of the two ISA Technical Training Camps we held in 2013 illustrated that there is strong demand among automation professionals for a training offering that includes multiple in-depth ISA courses in one location,” says Dalton Wilson, ISA’s manager of Education Services. “Professionals tell us that because the training is so condensed and comprehensive, they can quickly ramp up their career skills and knowledge by attending just one training event.”

The locations and dates for the four ISA Technical Training Camps during 2014 include:

Denver, Colorado in March

  • ISA Technician Training Boot Camp, 3-7 March
  • ISA Automation Engineering Survival Training, 10-14 March
  • ISA SIS Boot Camp, Part I – 17-21 March and Part II – 24-27 March

Houston, Texas in June

  • ISA Technician Training Boot Camp, 2-6 June
  • ISA Automation Engineering Survival Training, 9-13 June
  • ISA SIS Boot Camp, Part I – 16-20 June and Part II – 23-26 June

Houston, Texas in September/October

  • ISA Technician Training Boot Camp, 8-12 September
  • ISA Automation Engineering Survival Training, 15-19 September
  • ISA SIS Boot Camp, Part I – 22-26 September and Part II – 29 September to 2 October

Carson, California in October

  • ISA Technician Training Boot Camp, 13-17 October
  • ISA Automation Engineering Survival Training, 6-10 October
  • ISA SIS Boot Camp, Part I – 20-24 October and Part II – 27-30 October

Because each course is offered on a different week during ISA Technical Training Camp, automation and control professionals can choose the course or courses that best meet their needs and schedule—whether they decide to attend all six training courses or just one.

Class size for all ISA Technical Training Camp courses is limited, and registrations are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Register today at

About ISA
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation.

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