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Continuing Your Professional Education in 2024

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Welcome to 2024! Regardless of where you are in your career, your ongoing efforts to refresh or expand your technical knowledge and skills are essential to your continued professional and personal growth and success. So, as the new year 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 and to help you on your journey to becoming your best self 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. We’ve also included a list of industry symposia, conferences, and exhibitions to be held in both the U.S. and around the world.

The information that follows is current as we go to press (early December 2023). 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.

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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 https://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 both in-person and virtual classroom trainings featuring live instructor-led sessions. Currently, there are more than fifteen separate 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 https://www.a2lawpt.org/training. (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 2024 event in Newbury, Berkshire (United Kingdom) on May 22-23, 2024, and will conduct the following training sessions:

  • Essential EMC Design of Switching Power Converters
  • Essential Circuit Design for Good, Quick EMC

For more information, or to register, go to https://www.emcandci.com.

Along with his Associates Dr. Min Zhang, Andy Degraeve, and Chris Nicholas, Keith will also be conducting his EMC Design for Compliance courses in Australia and New Zealand in February 2024. Topics include:

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Additional information about locations and dates is available at https://www.emctech.com.au/keith-armstrong-design-compliance-emc-safety-2024. (Also see listings under “In-House/Customer Seminars and Workshops” and “Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training)

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 2024 training dates, go to https://equipment-reliability.com. (Also see listing under “In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops”)

The EOS/ESD Association, Inc. offers access to a wide variety of online and in-person educational opportunities throughout the year. These courses and certifications provide ESD professionals with the knowledge, tools, and credentials needed to meet the challenges of ESD in their companies. The Association holds courses at different locations throughout the year and with the annual EOS/ESD Symposium. Further, the Association publishes and distributes numerous educational materials on ESD and has pathways built to navigate training and certification programs and levels. For full details visit the Association’s website at https://www.esda.org, and click on the links at the top of the home page for “Training & Education,” “Certification,” and “ESD Overview.” (Also see listing under “Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training”)

ETS-Lindgren offers in-person and virtual training courses throughout the year as part of their popular ETS-U program. For information about course details and dates, visit the events page at
https://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 in-person classroom compliance training throughout the year at various locations in the United Kingdom. Find out more at https://www.yorkemc.com/services/training. (Also see listings under “In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops”)

Dr. Bogdan Adamczyk of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) will offer his two-day certificate course for industry on “Principles of Electromagnetic Compatibility” on April 18-19, 2024, and October 3-4, 2024, 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 https://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 https://www.emcs.org/virtual-and-webinar-events.html for more information. (Also see listings under “Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training” and “Industry Symposia, Conferences, and Exhibits”)

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 https://www.intertek.com/knowledge-education. (Also see listing under “Recorded Webinars and On‑Demand Training”)

Daryl Gerke of Kimmel Gerke Associates, Ltd. has provided EMC training to over 12,000 EMC professionals since 1992 and 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 on these trainings, go to https://www.emiguru.com/seminars, or visit the website of the Applied Technology Institute (https://aticourses.com). (Also see listing under “In‑House/Custom Seminars and Workshops”)

Dr. Todd Hubing of LearnEMC offers a series of live, online courses covering EMC topics ranging from fundamentals to advanced design and modeling techniques. Courses include “Printed Circuit Board Design for EMC and Signal Integrity” and “Power Electronics Designs for Electromagnetic Compatibility.” For additional details, go to https://learnemc.com.

Min Zhang of Mach One Design will offer his “High-Frequency Measurement and Benchtop EMC Test Course” on multiple dates in 2024. This 2-day, in-person workshop offers training for design engineers seeking a comprehensive understanding of high-frequency measurements and troubleshooting techniques to address EMI issues. The workshop emphasizes real-world applications and includes numerous demonstrations using state-of-the-art testing equipment and interactive hands-on training for participants. For workshop dates and additional information, go to https://mach1design.co.uk/practical.

The Rohde & Schwarz Technology Academy offers a comprehensive selection of live virtual and in-person courses on a wide variety of technical subjects dealing with EMC and RF testing and measurement. Visit https://www.rohde-schwarz.com/us/knowledge-center/technology-academy/ta-overview_256215.html for more information. (Also see listing under “Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training”)

Silent Solutions will offer several EMC courses during 2024, including “Applying Practical EMI Design and Troubleshooting Techniques,” “Advanced PCB Design for EMC & SI, and “Mechanical Design for EMC.” For training locations and dates, visit https://www.silent-solutions.com.

TÜV SÜD America offers live virtual public and private 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. To see the current offerings, visit the TÜV SÜD Resource Centre at https://www.tuvsud.com/en/resource-centre. (Also see listing under “Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training”)

UL is currently offering live events and seminars, virtual webinars, and other forms of 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 2024 programs and dates is available at https://www.ul.com/events. (Also see listing under “Recorded Webinars and On‑Demand Training”)

Washington Laboratories offers a wide variety of live workshops and training sessions through its Washington Laboratories Academy. From EMC to Product Safety, and from Radio Frequency to Compliance and Environmental Design, these comprehensive webinars, seminars, and workshops combine in-depth technical information with practical, real-world engineering insights and solutions to meet today’s engineering challenges. For more information, go to https://www.wll.com/emc-training.

Kenneth Wyatt of Wyatt Technical Services, LLC is an independent consultant specializing in EMC design, troubleshooting, and training services. Specialties include EMC troubleshooting, pre‑compliance testing, and design reviews. For further information on his public seminar schedule for 2024, 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 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. The 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 https://www.a2lawpt.org/training 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 demonstrations 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 https://www.bestesd.com.

Keith Armstrong and his Associates at Cherry Clough Consultants Ltd. offer an array of workshops and seminars, both in-person or virtual, for up to one thousand people at a time. Their extensive training portfolios cover a wide range of topics, and customized or more specialized training is also available. For more information, go to https://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 and software education to how to perform an acoustic, 5G, or EMC test and more, these customized offerings can help increase the knowledge and productivity of your team. These customized trainings can be held at your facility, or at ETS-Lindgren’s headquarters facility where the lectures are complemented by hands-on demonstrations in their R&D test chambers. 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. Go to https://equipment-reliability.com for more information. (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 https://www.yorkemc.com/services/training/on-site-training. (Also see listing under “Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops”)

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
https://www.emiguru.com/seminars. (Also see listing under “Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops”)

StaticWorx provides in-person and online custom training on subjects involving electrostatic discharge. Topics focus on teaching architects and designers how to specify ESD flooring and include subjects such as: differentiating between conductive and dissipative floors; meeting ANSI/ESD S20.20 when working with ESD-sensitive electronic parts and assemblies; meeting DOD standards when handling explosives. Their CEU course qualifies for AIA credits. For additional information, go to https://staticworx.com/anti-static-flooring-basics-idec-accredited-course. (Also see listing under “Recorded Webinars and On‑Demand Training”)

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 activities. For more information, go to https://www.acil.org and click on the word “Education” at the top of the page. (Also see listing 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 https://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 and his Associates at Cherry Clough Consultants Ltd. provide a wide range of training course modules for in-house webinars, and their PDF-formatted color course notes are available for immediate download at
https://www.emcstandards.co.uk/emcacademy. A number of new on-demand training webinars are now being made available at https://emcstandards-shop.fedevel.education/index.html. (Also see listings under “Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops” and “In-House/Custom 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 https://emcfastpass.com.

The EOS/ESD Association, Inc., in addition to its courses and certifications offered at events, has a wide variety of online classes, online certification programs, training videos, and educational resources at https://www.esda.org. Click on the links at the top of the home page for “Training & Education,” “Certification,” and “ESD Overview” for more information. (Also see listings under “Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops” and “Industry Symposia, Conferences, and Exhibits”)

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), ANSC C63® standards updates, and electro-magnetic protection. Visit http://www.ets-lindgren.com/services/education-training for more information about on-demand offerings. (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 https://www.emcs.org/virtual-and-webinar-events.html. (Also see listings under “Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops” and “Industry Symposia, Conferences, and Exhibits”)

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 https://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 https://www.nts.com/nts-testalk.

Rohde & Schwarz offers a comprehensive selection of webinars, virtual demonstrations, videos, and other remote learning options covering a wide variety of technical subjects. Learn more by accessing the Rohde & Schwarz Technology Academy at https://www.rohde-schwarz.com/us/knowledge-center/technology-academy/ta-overview_256215.html. (Also see listing under “Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops”)

StaticWorx also offers a collection of over 60 brief, on-demand videos about static electricity that answer commonly asked questions, explain confusing technical terms, and help you mitigate the effects of static electricity. Visit the company’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/staticworx to access their video library. (Also see listing under “In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops”)

TÜV SÜD America also offers on-demand webinars covering various topics in the areas of product safety, EMC, management systems, and competency assessments. To learn more, go to the TÜV SÜD Resource Centre at https://www.tuvsud.com/en/resource-centre. (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, social auditing, and many more. For additional details, visit https://www.ul.com/events/on-demand-webinars. (Also see listing under “Live Virtual and In-Person Public Seminars and Workshops”)

Kenneth Wyatt of Wyatt Technical Services, LLC offers several webinar- and video-based trainings. Topics include EMC theory, product design for compliance, PC board design for low EMI, taming wireless self-interference, and benchtop EMC troubleshooting. 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 planned as live in-person events unless otherwise noted. Please check the listed website for up-to-date information on dates and locations.)

DesignCon 2024
January 30-February 1, 2024 – Santa Clara, California (U.S.)
https://designcon.com

EMV 2024
March 12-14, 2024 – Cologne, Germany
https://emv.mesago.com/koeln/en.html

EuCAP 2024 – The 18th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
March 17-22, 2024 – Glasgow, Scotland
http://www.eucap2024.org

A2LA Annual Conference 2024 (AnnCon24)
April 21-24, 2024—Denver, Colorado (U.S.)
https://a2la.org/annual_conference

2024 IEEE International Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE)
April 30-May 2, 2024 – Chicago, Illinois (U.S.)
http://2024.psessymposium.org

2024 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Symposium
May 19-23, 2024 – Orlando, Florida (U.S.)
http://www.aces-society.org/conference/Orlando_2024

2024 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
May 20-23, 2024 – Glasgow, Scotland
http://i2mtc2024.ieee-ims.org

2024 IEEE Joint International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal & Power Integrity and EMC Japan/Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
May 20-24, 2024 – Okinawa, Japan
https://www.ieice.org/~emc/2024

EMC & Compliance International Exhibition & Workshops
May 22-23, 2024 – Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom
https://www.emcandci.com

IMS 2024 – IEEE International Microwave Symposium
June 16-21, 2024 – Washington, D.C. (U.S.)
https://ims-ieee.org

Sensors Expo & Conference
June 24-26, 2024 – Santa Clara, California (U.S.)
https://www.sensorsexpo.com

2024 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & ITNC-USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting
July 14-19, 2024 – Florence, Italy
https://2024.apsursi.org

2024 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal & Power Integrity (EMC + SIPI)
August 5-9, 2024 – Phoenix, Arizona (U.S.)
https://www.emc2024.org

EMC Europe 2024
September 2-5, 2024 – Bruges, Belgium
https://www.emceurope2024.org

46th Annual Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic Discharge Symposium
September 15-19, 2024 – Reno, Nevada (U.S.)
https://www.esda.org/events/46th-annual-eosesd-symposium-and-exhibits

European Microwave Week 2024
September 22-27, 2024 – Paris, France
https://www.eumweek.com

The Battery Show 2024, North America
October 7-10, 2024 – Detroit, Michigan (U.S.)
https://thebatteryshow.com

2024 San Diego Test Equipment Forum (SDTES)
October 2024—San Diego, California (U.S.)
https://sdtes.org

46th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA)
October 27-November 1, 2024 – Cincinnati, Ohio (U.S.)
https://2024.amta.org

EMCmini Symposium
dates to be announced (U.S.)
https://emcmini.us

IEEE EMC Society 2024 Regional Events

2024 Chicago IEEE EMC Mini Symposium
May 14, 2024 – Schaumburg, Illinois (U.S.)
http://www.emcchicago.org/sectfiles/events.htm

Southeastern Michigan EMC Fest 2024
May 16, 2024 – Livonia, Michigan (U.S.)
http://www.emcfest.org

2024 Minnesota EMC Event
September 19, 2024 – Bloomington, Minnesota (U.S.)
https://www.mnemcevent.com


We hope this list will help you meet your professional development goals in 2024. 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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