Two-Day Course Overview

This two-day technical training course will give you in-depth exposure to UL’s Functional Safety Standards: UL 991 and UL 1998. This course teaches how to effectively use the Standards in a product’s design phase, which is critical to its certification and acceptance.

During the course, the concepts covered by the Standards will be applied to a cross-industry technology topic, highlighting the fact that different standards used in different industries use different metrics for assessing / testing functional safety in such applications. Day one will consist of a general overview of the Standards and will cover Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) techniques, the environmental stress test program and other topics of UL 991. Day two will focus on the embedded software requirements of UL 1998.

Training Topics

  • Overview of functional safety
  • UL 991:
    • FMEA
    • Environmental stress tests, including EMC immunity
    • Computational investigation and demonstrated method
    • Follow-up program
  • UL 1998:
    • Risk analysis and microelectronic hardware considerations
    • Process definition
    • Qualification of development tools and off-the-shelf (OTS) software
    • Software design and partitioning
    • Product and user interfaces
    • Software verification, validation and testing
    • Configuration management and maintenance
    • Documentation
  • Review the UL process steps for functional safety certification

Optional UL-CFSP Exam

Participants who complete both days of training are eligible to take a two hour certification exam on the morning of the third day. This designation is conferred by UL as a Certified Functional Safety Professional in UL 991/UL 1998 or UL-CFSP. Results are provided immediately.