Personal Qualification Program – Process Industry

SGS-TÜV Saar as an accredited services provider offers you the opportunity to teach the specialised knowledge relating to Functional Safety to personnel and to qualify them as PIFSPs in this way. As an individual you will be able to justify – or even enhance – your market value with this type of qualification. As a company you will enjoy the opportunity to have your staff independently qualified and to secure this specialised know-how in the long term.


We will qualify you or your staff for working with Functional Safety. At SGS-TÜV Saar, we have developed a two-level qualification program for this purpose. Following successful completion of this qualification program, the SGS-TÜV Saar seal in a certificate will certify to the participant that he/she is a Process Industry Functional Safety Professional (PIFSP).

Steps required for obtaining PIFSP certification:


You will acquire ‘PIFSP’ (Process Industry Functional Safety Professional) expert status after having successfully passed the test following completion of the P1 Training Module. Participation in the preparatory P1 Training Module or, alternatively, an equivalent proof of training and/or project experience in Functional Safety Engineering are prerequisites for admission to the test.


The qualification (PIFSP) is valid for five years. By successfully participating in an online multiple choice test you will be able to extend your qualification by five years. In the case of justified exceptions (illness etc.) the board of examiners may confirm your qualification without a test as well.

PISP scheduled training dates

Complete overview of personal qualification

Please request.

Additional dates on request.

All courses/tests may be booked as in-house events as well.

The training materials are always on English.

Scheduled PIFSP test dates

Please request.

9:00 - 12:00 a.m.
1-hour test preparation and 2-hour written test

In-house per agreement


Total costs of training package incl. test (P1 incl. test) – 2 days + test ½ day
€1,860.00 plus VAT (with early bird discount up to 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the event)
€2,070.00 plus VAT (without early bird discount)

Costs P1: € 1,580.00 plus VAT (2 days)

Test fees: €490.00 plus VAT (1/2 day)

10% discount: for early bird booking up to 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the event

Price for test without training (1-hour test preparation and 2-hour test): €490.00

Participation fees include seminar handouts and catered meals/drinks.

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

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.