SIS-TECH (, a provider of safety instrumented system products, training, consultation, and engineering services, is offering its PRISM Certified training program in a series of live, online training classes.

PRISM Certified training is targeted at technical professionals who have responsibility for assessing, designing, installing, inspecting, testing, operating, and/or maintaining safety instrumented systems. The program is designed for process, process automation, instrumentation, and electrical specialists. It focuses on the core attributes of safe and reliable safety instrumented systems.

The 14 module series is divided into four topic areas:

Modules 1-3 – Getting Started, provides an overview of the SIS standards,
the protective management system, and the grandfather clause.

Modules 4-6 – Hazard and Risk Analysis, covers the hazard and risk
assessment process, including establishing risk criteria, understanding the
protection layers, and an introduction to layer of protection analysis.

Modules 7-10 – Design and Implementation, addresses the engineering process
from the process requirements specification, safety requirements
specification, selection of devices, and software applications.

Modules 11-14 – Metrics and the Operating Basis, introduces failure rate data and verification theory, provides an example of the verification calculation, and covers the long-term operation and maintenance issues related to choices made during design and verification.

Sessions will begin June 6th and run through June 29th. Each session begins at 11:00 A.M. CDST with each module lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Students may sign up to attend individual modules ($75 per module) or the entire series ($775). Students who complete the 14 module series and pass the required tests will receive the PRISM certification.

Each class will be taught by Dr. Angela Summers. Dr. Summers is a member of the IEC 61511 and 61508 committees, chairs ISA’s TR84.02 and TR84.04 committees, is a consultant to NFPA, API, and ASME committees, and has authored AICHE-CCPS books on instrumentation protective systems.

The program is also available in a classroom setting from July 18th through July 20th at SIS-Tech’s Houston office. For further information or to register, contact Laurie Fisher at 281 922-8324, ext. 10, or via e-mail at