With our society working largely from home these days, there has been an uptick in virtual learning. As some automotive plants close temporarily in response to COVID-19, engineers dispersed across the globe are continuing to find ways to be innovative and collaborative.

As part of UL’s commitment to corporate sustainability, many of our training programs as they relate to safety-related electronic systems have recently been adapted to e-learning formats. We continue to strive for excellence and are proud to offer the same quality content without altering the duration of our events. Now in a virtual format, training participants can attend our functional safety courses from anywhere in the word. Knowledge is now at your fingertips, and the limitation of travel is no more.

So, what makes UL’s functional safety professional training programs unique? Here’s our top three list:

  1. Thought leadership – Our instructors have over 150 years of combined engineering expertise, spread across the United States, Germany, and China. They are our managing directors, engineering leaders and safety and security principal advisors. We live and breathe safety, as it is at the center of everything we do.
  2. Valuable content – At UL, we strive to keep our distance and face-to-face learning formats the same, meaning our virtual instructors cover the same amount of course material in the same amount of time. We continue to maintain our programs’ content and encourage open discussion,  as we believe in the value of live dialogue and quality Q&A. Additionally, anyone who attends one of our virtual certification programs is eligible to receive a follow up one-hour session with one of our subject matter experts at no additional cost.
  3. The option to certify online – UL’s functional safety certification trainings are accompanied by the option to self-certify. This is a personal certification that can be scheduled either on the last day of training or within a six-month time frame from date of course completion. The stress sometimes associated with taking an exam is now completely in the attendees’ control. Participants now get to choose when and where they will test the best.

“The course was great and the trainers were awesome!”Electrical Design Engineer,
Automotive Tier 1/Tier 2 Supplier

As a solution to current COVID-19 pandemic safety concerns and travel restrictions, all of our April and May in-person events have been made virtual. The same is true for any preplanned onsite and private engagements. Below are our upcoming UL Certified Functional Safety Professional (UL-CFSP) trainings. Additionally, any of our kVA by UL trainings may be scheduled remotely during this time. This includes safety analysis, overview of ISO 26262, and Safety of ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles according to the ISO/PAS 21448 standard.

    • May 4 – 6: UL-CFSP Machinery with optional certification exam This functional safety training course is for engineers working on programmable machinery and control systems. Standards covered in this course include ISO 13849 (Safety of Machinery – Safety-Related Parts of Control Systems) and IEC 62061 (Safety of Machinery – Functional Safety of Safety-Related Electrical, Electronic, and Programmable Electronic Control Systems).

To take advantage of these training opportunities from the comfort of your own home please contact kvasales@ul.com. Our primary focus is your health and safety first during these unprecedented times.

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