Become a Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland, Machinery) – Details, FAQs & Registration

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Learn from Global Industry Safety Experts

SICK has partnered with TÜV Rheinland and has become a global training provider of TÜV’s Functional Safety of Machinery course. 

SICK offers scheduled training classes several times a year in the US.

  • Get an overview of the standards and regulations, risk assessment and acceptable risk.
  • Learn how protective devices must be selected and integrated to effectively reduce hazards associated with machinery.
  • Understand how to document the design for proof and quality assurance procedures.
  • Receive a TÜV Rheinland certificate upon passing the test.


SICK Minneapolis, MN Training Center
The 5-day course includes all materials, the exam, and lunch each day (does not include hotel or airfare)
Cost: $3,000


Who should take this course?

Engineers and other people working in the field of Functional Safety – either as a machine or system designer, safety integrator, or end user responsible for designing safety systems for the safety of workers.

What are the minimum requirements to get the FS Engineer certificate?

Either: 1) At least 3 years of experience in the field of functional safety and a University degree (Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering), OR 2) Equivalent engineer level responsibilities with status certified by employer

Will the student be certified once this module is completed?

Yes.  The certification is issued by the TÜV Rheinland and will be sent to the student upon successful completion of the module and passing the exam.

Can someone complete the course, but not take the exam?

Yes; the exam is optional. However, continuous participation in the course and passing the exam are required to obtain the FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate.  If a student does not want to take the exam, they simply should not attend class on day 5.  There is no break in the price.

Will copies of the standard be included with the class?

No, but copies of the standards will be available for reference for the entire class duration, including the exam.

What happens if a student doesn’t pass the exam?

Applicants are encouraged to retake the course and exam after 6 months of further study.

What are the qualifications of the course trainers?

Only a certified FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) can become an acknowledged trainer.  Acceptance as an FS Expert requires a FS Engineer certificate, at least 10 years of business experience in the field of functional safety, affiliation in related standardization committees or interest groups, and experience as a technical trainer and presenter.

In what languages does SICK offer this course?

SICK currently has multiple FS Experts around the globe who can offer this course in English, German or Spanish (for other languages, increased travel costs may apply).

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