As the world gradually (and cautiously!) reopens after the past two years, we optimistically predict that 2022 will be like no other year in recent memory. Companies and industry professionals will go bold in exploring new ideas and pursuing previously unseen opportunities to bring new and innovative technologies to market. And, with supply chain workarounds taking effect, commercial and consumer markets will bounce back in ways that would have been the stuff of fantasies pre-pandemic.

In this promising time, your ongoing personal efforts to refresh or expand your professional and technical knowledge are more important than ever. So, as 2022 begins, we’ve once again queried training resources throughout our industry to provide you with an overview of free or affordable solutions to meet your training goals in the new year. In this article, you’ll find sources of compliance-related seminars, workshops, and other types of training, offered live, including both virtual and in-person options, as well as pre-recorded webinars and on-demand training offerings.

The following information is current as we go to press (early December 2021). But please note that dates for live in-person seminars, workshops, and symposia provided here are subject to change. So check the listed websites for the most up-to-date information on scheduling. Finally, we invite you to submit updates and corrections as well as suggestions for additional listings for our Events section. Please send your comments to us at editor@incompliancemag.com.

Live Virtual and In-Person Seminars and Workshops

The American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) hosts occasional live virtual webinars related to the Council’s wide range of activities, including technical subjects, ACIL Committee activities, and laboratory business practices. For more information, go to http://www.acil.org and click on the word Education at the top of the page. (Also see listing under Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training)

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) WorkPlace Training portal offers virtual classroom training featuring live instructor-led sessions. There are more than twenty-five separate virtual training offerings, covering areas including international standards, management systems, technical subjects, and soft skills. Course instructors are subject matter experts with many years of professional training experience. Additional details are available at http://www.a2lawpt.org. (Also see listings under In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops and Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training)

Keith Armstrong of Cherry Clough Consultants Ltd. will be a featured presenter at the EMC & Compliance International 2022 program in Newbury, Berkshire (United Kingdom) on May 18-19, 2022, and will conduct the following workshops:

  • Designing Interconnections for EMC (cables and connectors)
  • Suppressing Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Suppressing Surges/Transients on AC or DC Power, Signals or Data

For more information or to register, go to http://www.emcandci.com. (Also see listings under In-House/Customer Seminars and Workshops and Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training)

This year, Dangelmayer Associates will virtually host and present its annual ESD workshop, ESD Best Practices for Technology Change. The workshop will be held the week of February 7, 2022. Additional details and registration information is available at http://www.dangelmayer.com/training-workshops.php. Dangelmayer Associates will also present its multi-day ESD Auditor Certification Training in a virtual format in 2022. For additional information, go to http://dangelmayer.com/auditor-certification-course.php. (Also see listing under Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training.)

Doug Smith of D.C. Smith Consultants will host virtual presentations of his workshop Lab Techniques, Robust Design, and Troubleshooting in several four half-day sessions throughout 2022. Visit his website at http://emcesd.com/bcsem_hfmeasv.htm for the most up-to-date information and the 2022 schedule. Doug also continues to co-host the EMC Week in Boulder City, Nevada (U.S.), dedicated to helping participants to learn everything they need to know about EMC design and testing. This year’s virtual event is scheduled for April 18-22, 2022. Find additional details for EMC Week at http://emcesd.com/bcsem_emcweek.htm.

The Equipment Reliability Institute offers several live, in-person public classes throughout the year, including courses on Military Standard 810 Testing and Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing. For complete information and 2022 training dates, go to http://equipment-reliability.com/open-courses. (Also see listing under In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops.)

The ESD Association offers access to a wide variety of live virtual and in-person educational opportunities throughout the year to provide engineers with the knowledge and tools needed to meet the challenges of ESD in their companies. The Association co-sponsors regional tutorials with local chapters, conducts a national tutorial and education seminar in conjunction with the annual EOS/ESD Symposium and publishes and distributes numerous educational materials on ESD. For full details and their current schedule, visit the ESD Association’s website at http://www.esda.org/training-and-education. (Also see listing under Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training.)

ETS-Lindgren offers in-person and virtual training courses throughout the year. For information about course details and dates, visit their Events page at http://www.ets-lindgren.com/about-us/news-events. (Also see listings under In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops and Recorded Webinars and On‑Demand Training.)

Eurofins York offers classroom compliance training throughout the year at various locations in the United Kingdom. Find out more at http://www.yorkemc.com/services/training. (Also see listings under In‑House/Custom Seminars and Workshops.)

Dr. Bogdan Adamczyk of Grand Valley State University will offer his live in-person, two-day certificate course for the industry on Principles of Electromagnetic Compatibility on April 28-29, 2022, and October 6-7, 2022, at the GVSU EMC Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Numerous measurements and demonstrations reinforce the course topics. The course is intended for both the practicing professionals and the new engineers entering the field. For additional details, go to http://www.gvsu.edu/emccenter.

The IEEE EMC Society offers access to a number of live webinars on a variety of EMC-related subjects. Go to http://www.emcs.org/virtual-and-webinar-events.html for more information. (Also see listing under Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training)

Intertek offers live virtual and in-person public seminars and workshops throughout the year at various locations in the U.S. and around the world. Additional information is available at the company’s Knowledge and Education portal at http://www.intertek.com/knowledge-education. (Also see listing under Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training)

Daryl Gerke of Kimmel Gerke Associates, Ltd. continues to offer his popular EMC trainings on a synchronous virtual basis. His three-day course on Design for EMC focuses on EMC problems and how to identify, prevent, and fix more than forty common EMI/EMC problems at the equipment level. His other course, EMC in Military Systems, addresses issues stemming from four key EMC interfaces, grounding, shielding, power, and cables. For further details, visit http://www.emiguru.com/seminars. (Also see listing under In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops)

Dr. Todd Hubing of LearnEMC will present two live virtual courses in early 2022, Electronic System Design for EMC Compliance and Power Electronics Design for Electromagnetic Compatibility. These courses focus on fundamental concepts and tools that EMC engineers can utilize to avoid electromagnetic compatibility and signal integrity problems. For dates and additional details, go to http://learnemc.com. (Also see listing under Recorded Webinars and On‑Demand Training)

Silent Solutions will offer several EMC courses during the first half of 2022. The virtual EMC courses, Applying Practical EMI Design and Troubleshooting Techniques and Advanced PCB Design for EMC & SI will be conducted online February 8-10th. Silent Solutions will also present three EMC courses live at Oxford University, Oxford (United Kingdom) May 9-13, 2022, including in-person versions of the two previously mentioned virtual courses as well as Mechanical Design for EMC. Visit http://www.silent-solutions.com to learn more. (Also see listing under In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops)

TÜV SÜD America offers live virtual public training courses and webinars that are enhanced by the real-life experiences of its auditing and testing teams, offering years of experience in the worldwide international standards arena. These courses can help prepare you for the most challenging compliance issues. Visit their website at http://www.tuvsud.com/en-us/services/training/e-learning-courses to see the current offerings. (Also see listing under Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training)

UL is currently offering live digital events, webinars, and other forms of virtual training in the U.S. and locations around the world. The world’s most progressive and safety-conscious companies rely on UL’s educational programs for the expertise and tools required to design and install safer products, increase efficiency, realize improved speed to market, and advance their approach to prevention and compliance. A current listing of 2022 programs and dates is available at http://www.ul.com/events. (Also see listing under Recorded Webinars and On‑Demand Training.)

Ken Wyatt of Wyatt Technical Services, LLC is an independent consultant specializing in EMC design, troubleshooting, and training services to commercial and industrial manufacturers with global distribution in the consumer, computer, network and telecommunications, industrial, and scientific industries. For further information on his public seminar schedule for 2022, visit http://www.emc-seminars.com/page6/Schedule.html. (Also see listing under Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training.

In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops

Many experts and training organizations offer standard and/or customized workshops and seminars and workshops on an in-house basis. These training programs offer companies an opportunity to train multiple compliance personnel with a specialized approach designed for their needs. Following is a list of organizations and trainers that offer both virtual and in-person seminars and workshops for in-house presentation.

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) also offers customized laboratory staff training on a number of topics. Go to http://www.a2lawpt.org for more information. (Also see listings under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops and Recorded Webinars and On‑Demand Training.)

Vladimir Kraz of BestESD Technical Services provides customer-oriented classes and workshops on practical aspects of managing EMI, EOS, and ESD within the factory environment, using a results-based approach to provide participants with a fuller understanding of managed parameters. Classes and workshops are conducted on the customer premises and can include hands-on demonstration and training on actual tools and processes in production. Specifics include overview and compliance with SEMI E.176 standard and current ESDA work on EOS. For additional information, go to http://www.bestesd.com.

Keith Armstrong of Cherry Clough Consultants Ltd. offers an array of both in-person and virtual workshops and seminars on an in-house basis, covering a wide range of topics from his extensive training portfolio. Customized or more specialized virtual training for up to one thousand attendees is also available on request. For more information, go to http://www.cherryclough.com. (Also see listings under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops and Recorded Webinars and On‑Demand Training.)

ETS-Lindgren offers customized trainings on various test and measurement topics for your engineers and test technicians. From standards updates to how to perform an acoustic, 5G, or EMC test and more, our customized offerings can help increase the knowledge and productivity of your team. For more information and a custom training quote, contact sales@ets-lindgren.com. (Also see listings under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops and Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training.)

Equipment Reliability Institute also provides on‑site training on a broad range of testing and design topics. For more information, go to
http://www.equipment-reliability.com/onsite-courses. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops.)

Eurofins York also offers customized, in-house training offerings in addition to their comprehensive schedule of public training programs. For additional details on their bespoke training options, go to http://www.yorkemc.com/services/training/on-site-training. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops.)

Ikonix USA offers customized 1–4-day compliance training options at your site. For more information, go to https://www.ikonixusa.com/on-site-training-package.

Daryl Gerke of Kimmel Gerke Associates, Ltd. also offers his synchronous virtual courses Design for EMC and EMC in Military Systems on an in-house basis. For further details, visit http://www.emiguru.com/seminars. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In‑Person Public Seminars and Workshops.)

Mark Montrose of Montrose Compliance Services offers customized, in-house training programs and workshops on achieving EMC compliance and EMC design fundamentals and techniques. For more information, go to http://montrosecompliance.com.

Silent Solutions (http://www.silent-solutions.com) offers many of its live public seminars and workshops for private, in-house delivery and can also customize its offerings to address specific organizational needs and requirements. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops.)

Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training

Your time is valuable, and your schedule doesn’t always allow you to participate in live virtual and in-person presentations. But there are plenty of training options that you can take advantage of, right from the comfort of your daily workspace. Many organizations and training experts provide on-demand webinars, as well as books, podcasts, and e-learning programs. Here are a few options to get you started.

The American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) also hosts an archive of previously recorded webinars that are available on-demand, covering EMC standards, key EMC committee meetings, and other EMC activity. Go to http://www.acil.org for more information. (Also see listings under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops.)

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) offers a comprehensive suite of self-paced e-learning options through its WorkPlace Training portal. More than thirty different courses providing the equivalent of hundreds of hours of training are currently available, including online training on ISO/IEC 17025 compliance. More information is available at http://www.a2lawpt.org/e-learning. (Also see listings under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops and In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops)

Keith Armstrong of Cherry Clough Consultants Ltd. provides a wide range of training course modules for assembling customized in-house webinars. PDF-formatted color course notes for these modules are available at http://www.emcstandards.co.uk/online-training. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops and In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops.)

Dangelmayer Associates presents complimentary live webinars throughout the year and has recordings of them on their site http://dangelmayer.com/webinar-videos.php. There are also excellent complimentary ESD demonstration videos on their site http://dangelmayer.com/esd-videos.php. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In-Person Seminars and Workshops.)

EMC Fast Pass provides comprehensive online training courses and short courses to assist electronic engineers, compliance specialists, and hardware manufacturers design and test products that pass EMC and RF certifications the first time. Course offerings include:

  • EMC Design for Compliance (Immunity)
  • EMC Design for Compliance (Emissions)
  • Intrinsically Safe (IS) Hardware Design
  • FCC Wireless (RF) Pre-Compliance
  • EMC Technician Training

Additional information is available at http://emcfastpass.com.

The ESD Association, in addition to its live virtual and in-person public seminars and workshops, also hosts online classes and training videos through the ESDA Online Academy at http://www.esda.org/training-and-education. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops.)

Dr. Todd Hubing of LearnEMC also provides access to his on-demand online course Computer Modeling Tools for Electromagnetic Compatibility. This course reviews the latest computer modeling tools and techniques that can help engineers design products that are EMC compliant. For additional details, go to http://learnemc.com. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops and In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops.)

ETS-Lindgren also offers a number of previously recorded webinars that are available on-demand, covering topics such as EMC testing, wireless/5G testing, automotive testing (including e-motor and autonomous vehicles), and electromagnetic protection. Additional details about our on-demand offerings are available at http://www.ets-lindgren.com/services/education-training. (Also see listings under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops and In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops.)

The IEEE EMC Society also provides access to several on-demand recordings of recent presentations at Society and Chapter events. Further information is available at http://www.emcs.org/virtual-and-webinar-events.html. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops.)

Intertek’s extensive catalog of live and on-demand webinars complements the company’s live virtual and in-person training options. Additional information is available at http://www.intertek.com/knowledge-education/webinars. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops.)

NTS TESTalks provides access to free, on-demand videos on several aerospace and defense-related standards, including RTCA/DO-160, MIL-STD-810H, and MIL-STD-461G. The five-part video series on MIL-STD-461G covers key aspects of this important standard, including conducted and radiated emissions and susceptibility considerations. For more information, go to http://www.nts.com/nts-testalk.

Rohde & Schwarz offers a comprehensive selection of webinars, virtual demonstrations, and other remote learning options covering a wide variety of technical subjects. Learn more in their Knowledge Center at http://www.rohde-schwarz.com/us/knowledge-center/new-resources/overview_253060.html.

TÜV SÜD America offers on-demand webinars covering various topics in the areas of product safety, EMC, management systems, and competency assessments. Go to the TÜV SÜD Resource Center at http://www.tuvsud.com/en-us/services/training/e‑learning-courses to learn more. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops.)

UL also provides safety- and compliance-related training delivered via its extensive library of on-demand webinars. Topic areas include hazard-based safety engineering, global market access, and global directives, code compliance, conformity assessment, sustainability, responsible sourcing, and social auditing, and many more. For additional details, visit http://www.ul.com/events/on-demand-webinars. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops.)

Ken Wyatt of Wyatt Technical Services, LLC offers several webinar- and video-based trainings. For more information, visit http://www.emc-seminars.com/page6/Schedule.html. (Also see listing under Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops.)

Industry Symposia, Conferences, and Exhibits

Annual symposia are an excellent resource for extensive technical training, as well as the exchange of new ideas and technical concepts. The benefit of attending these events is that attendees can sample a vast array of workshops quickly and efficiently while connecting with colleagues and professionals with the same interests. (The symposia listed below are currently planned as live in-person events unless otherwise noted. Please check the listed website for up-to-date information on dates and locations.)

European Microwave Week 2022
February 13-18, 2022 – Excel London Exhibition & Conference Center, United Kingdom
http://www.eumweek.com

EMV 2022
March 15-17, 2022 – Cologne, Germany
http://emv.mesago.com/koeln/en.html

EuCAP 2022 – The 16th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
March 27-April 1, 2022 – Madrid, Spain
http://www.eucap2022.org

A2LA Tech Forum 2022
April 3-6, 2022—Chantilly, Virginia (U.S.)
http://a2la.org/2022-tech-forum

DesignCon 2022
April 5-7, 2022 – Santa Clara, California (U.S.)
http://designcon.com

EMC mini 2022
April 19, 2022 – Fullerton, California (U.S.)
http://emcmini.us

2022 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
May 8-11, 2022 – Beijing, China
http://apemc.org

2022 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
May 16-19, 2022 – Ottawa, Canada
http://i2mtc2022.ieee-ims.org

EMC & Compliance International Exhibition & Workshops
May 18-19, 2022 – Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom
http://www.emcuk.co.uk

IMS 2022 – 2022 International Microwave Symposium
June 19-24, 2022 – Denver, Colorado (U.S.)
http://ims-ieee.org/ims2022

Sensors Expo & Conference
June 27-29, 2022 – San Jose, California (U.S.)
http://www.sensorsexpo.com

2022 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal and Power Integrity
August 1-5, 2022 – Spokane, Washington (U.S.)
http://www.emc2022.emcss.org

EMC Europe 2022
September 5-8, 2022 – Gothenburg, Sweden
http://www.emceurope2022.org

The Battery Show 2022, North America
September 13-15, 2022 – Novi, Michigan (U.S.)
http://thebatteryshow.com

44th Annual Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium
September 18-23, 2022 – Reno, Nevada (U.S.)
http://www.esda.org/events/44th-annual-eosesd-symposium-and-exhibits

2022 IEEE International Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE)
September 20-22, 2022 – San Diego, California (U.S.)
http://2022.psessymposium.org

44th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA)
October 9-14, 2022 – Denver, Colorado (U.S.)
http://www.amta.org

2022 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium
Not yet scheduled. Check their website at http://www.aces-society.org for current information.

RF & Microwave 2022
Not yet scheduled. Check their website at http://www.microwave-rf.com for current information.

IEEE EMC Society 2022 Regional Events

2022 Chicago IEEE EMC Mini Symposium
May 10, 2022 – Itasca, Illinois (U.S.)
http://www.emcchicago.org/sectfiles/events.htm

EMC Fest 2022
May 12, 2022 – Livonia, Michigan (U.S.)
http://www.emcsociety.org/wp/?page_id=35

2022 Minnesota EMC Event
September 29, 2022 – Bloomington, Minnesota (U.S.)
http://www.mnemcevent.com


We hope this list will help you meet your professional development goals in 2022. Many additional trainings and events will be planned throughout the year, so be sure to check our events calendar at https://incompliancemag.com/event-directory to find the most up-to-date information. Another way to brush up on the basics and delve deep into advanced topics is by visiting our online resource center, the In Compliance Electrical Engineering Resource Center (EERC), at https://incompliancemag.com/eerc.

In the meantime, we hope that the year ahead brings only good health and happiness to you and your loved ones!

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