The FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate is issued by TÜV Rheinland to persons who have many years of practice-oriented professional experience and intensive, high-level specialist knowledge in functional safety.
These are engineers who have the appropriate high-level expert knowledge and have worked for many years in their companies not only as project managers, but also as knowledge mediators and trainers in the field of functional safety. These individuals are proactively involved in relevant standards committees, organisations and associations. They share their knowledge at congresses and conferences and thus support and disseminate the right philosophy of functional safety worldwide.
It is TÜV Rheinland's intention to support these committed individuals and to confirm their commitment and expert knowledge by issuing the FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate.
In recent years, the FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate has gained immense recognition worldwide in industry and the relevant sectors. Clients - plant operators, end users, EPC's - are aware that the standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 require proof of competence of persons (knowledge, skills and experience) for the execution of safety-related projects. As a result, many project managers or senior engineers and consultants now have to prove that they hold an FS Expert certificate issued by TÜV Rheinland.
All holders of an FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate are assessed by the team of senior experts in Functional Safety of TÜV Rheinland. The intensive assessment of this expert team decides whether the requirements for the FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate are fulfilled by applicants or not.
The FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) status as well as certificate can be obtained in the following application areas:
Please see the current „List of FS Experts“ and click
Persons who wish to obtain the FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate must fulfil the following general requirements:
The following documents are required:
These documents shall be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Persons, who wish to apply for the FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate and status should contact TÜV Rheinland by
Costs for the FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate and status are €uro 5.000.
The FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) is valid for three years.
The validity of the FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate can be extended.
Please contact TÜV Rheinland approx. 3 months before validity expires by
Persons who hold FS Engineer Trainings within the framework of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program and as accepted course provider must be FS Experts (TÜV Rheinland) and hold a valid certificate in the relevant field of application.
The certificate FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certifies that the holder is an accepted trainer for a specific FS Engineer Training and accepted course provider.
(Persons holding an FS Technician Training must provide proof of an FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate and prove an internal qualification as a trainer of the accepted course provider).