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TUV Now Offers IEC 61508 Safety Training and Certification in the USA

Training Seminar and Personal Certification now offered in Greenville, South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Functional safety specialist kVA, in conjunction with global safety expert TUV-Nord, announces their flagship 4-day course, "Functional Safety and the IEC 61508 Standard," will be held in Greenville, SC from May 5-8, 2014.   The training is provided in the English language by kVA's certified trainers. Online registration is available at www.kvausa.com/training.

Participants in the full four-day training session may register for the optional certification exam held on Friday May 9.  Trainees who pass the exam will be certified by TUV-Nord as an IEC 61508 Functional Safety Certified Engineer – Development (FSCED).

Training session participants will receive the powerful Excel-based FMEDA-Workbench tool for IEC 61508. This spreadsheet-based tool is developed by TUV-Nord to streamline analysis of safety-related hardware failures in accordance with IEC 61508 and IEC 62380. Participants will also receive a hard copy training manual containing a comprehensive view of the standard, and its implications for safety-critical electronic hardware, software, and systems engineering.

The training is targeted for engineers working in safety-critical electronic systems, managers responsible for developing and verifying safety-critical technologies, and safety and quality representatives seeking to verify compliance with the IEC standard for functional safety. Multiple real-world examples are used to illustrate key safety principles and applications.

These training sessions continue the long-standing partnership between kVA and TUV-Nord to bring TUV-Nord's globally recognized safety programs to North America.   Training class size is limited.  Discounts are available for organizations registering two or more attendees. For more information or to register online visit www.kvausa.com/training.

Media Contact: William Taylor, kVA, 8646339554, [email protected]

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