Personal qualification / certificates

The more complex the technology the more experts for Functional Safety are needed in the industry sector. But the question is: who is an expert for Functional Safety? IEC 61508 and its application standards do not answer this question. On the one hand they demand that only experts assess or manage Functional Safety but on the other they do not specify any of the prerequisites to be met by someone who may be considered an expert.

SGS-TÜV Saar as an accredited services provider now offers you the possibility to impart the technical knowledge for Functional Safety to personnel and to thereby qualify them. As an individual possessing this qualification, you justify or even increase your market value. As a business, you have the opportunity to have your staff qualified by an independent party and to secure this technical knowledge for the long term.


We qualify you or your staff for working with Functional Safety. SGS-TÜV Saar has developed a 2-step qualification program for this purpose. After successful completion of this program the SGS-TÜV Saar seal confirms to the attendee in a certificate that he/she is a professional respectively an expert for Functional Safety.


IFSP Qualification Steps

IFSE Qualification Steps (details upon request)


The first expert status is called “Industrial Functional Safety Professional (IFSP)”: This status will be awarded to you after you have successfully passed the test after completion of the training module. Attendance of the preparatory training modules or, alternatively, proof of completion of equal training, is a prerequisite for admission to the test.

The second expert status is called “Industrial Functional Safety Expert (IFSE)”: To attain it, you will have to demonstrate that you have performed relevant work for at least five years. Individuals desiring to achieve this status have to apply with the SGS-TÜV Saar Testing Commission, document their experience in Functional Safety and successfully pass a qualification audit.


Both qualifications (IFSP and IFSE) are valid for three years. By attending an update workshop you can extend the qualification by another three years, provided you have successfully passed the multiple choice test at the end of the workshop. In justified exceptional cases (illness etc.) the Testing Commission may confirm your qualification and without your attendance of the update workshop.

Dates IFSP Training modules


IFSP TRAINING WEEKS (3.5 days + exam)


Please request.

All courses/exams can also be booked as in-house events.

Dates for IFSP-Exam (on the 5th day at the afternoon)



Written 2h-hour exam
(following Module A5 – Analytics)


Please request.

Inhouse upon request

Costs IFSP training week and exam (A2 / A3 / A4 / A5 / exam) – 4 days - ALL INCLUSIVE:

Price without discounts: 1730€ (applicable when booking 6 weeks before training event)

1920 € (without discount)

10% discount: applicable when booking 6 weeks before training event

Costs Exam only: 320 € (Germany)

Dates and fees for IFSE-audit & certificate upon request

Costs per day: 490 €

You will receive an official confirmation of the training at least 4 weeks before the start!

All training courses are available as hybrid trainings.
You can participate in the training both in person and online via MS Teams.

Please tell us when registering which participation you would like.

The trainings we offer take place from three registered participants upwards. We would be happy to inform you about the current status, please contact us.

You will receive a registration confirmation about 4 weeks before the training.