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TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety (FS) & Cyber Security (CySec) Training Program

The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program was founded in 2004 in cooperation with multinational enterprises. In the past 15 years this training program has supported engineers and technicians in gaining and extending their knowledge in Functional Safety according to the international relevant standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 and further application related standards.

In 2017 the new TÜV Rheinland Cyber Security Training Program has additionally been set up focusing on the topic Cyber Security for Industrial IT (industrial security / automation security). This training program follows the same concept as the Functional Safety training program. TÜV Rheinland cooperates here also with international companies and course providers whose service portfolio refers to “safety/security”.

The TÜV Rheinland FS & CySec Training Program is the only worldwide extended vocational training program in the area of Functional Safety & Cyber Security where knowledge and competencies are approved of by a third neutral party and where certificates are issued.

By now more than 30 international companies and their safety / security experts support this program. All trainers as well as the training and exam material are approved by TÜV Rheinland.

Since today more than 18,000 engineers have participated in the various training topics of the Functional Safety (FS) training program and have obtained the worldwide acknowledged FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate.

Cyber Security (CySec) trainings referring to different target groups and topics have already been held in 2018 and thus participants are holders of the CySec Specialist (TÜV Rheinland) certificate.


FS Engineer

FS Technician

FS Expert

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How can I extend the validity of my FS Engineer certificate?

The FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate depicts the expiry date of the certificate. Approximately 3 months before your FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate expires, you should contact TÜV Rheinland by email and inform them that you intend to extend the validity of your certificate. After contacting TÜV Rheinland you will immediately get information on what is required to get a new and valid FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate.

How do I get the FS Engineer certificate?

You will have to attend one of the trainings offered in the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program, sit an exam at the end of the attended training. If you pass this exam and fulfil the requirements of having 3 years of business experience in functional safety and an engineering degree - you will get the FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate.

How do I register for a training?

If you are interested in participating in a training and you wish to register, please contact the course provider of the training directly by email. You will find the contact or email address of all course providers here .

Where do I find my name listed as FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland)?

You can find the list of all holders of a valid FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate at the Certipedia website of TÜV Rheinland. Please click here.

How can I use the title FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate?

Please indicate the title as follows:

FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland; 12745/19; SIS)

Your ID number as well as the area/topic, in which you have achieved the title and attended the training, shall be indicated correctly. The title FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) shall only be depicted in your email signature or on your business card or other neutral documents. Do not depict this title on technical documents.