Course Description

This course is 56 learning hours inclusive of 6 hours of live sessions. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

The second course of the Certificate in Safety Instrumented Systems begins with a lesson on Safety Requirements Specification (SRS) including specifications, requirements, and incidents. Students will then move on to two lessons focusing on Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) which involve evaluating risk, and practical application. The course then looks at different types of systems including pneumatic, relay, and solid-state, and then concludes with two lessons dedicated to Initial System Evaluation.

Course Outline

Each week has a one-hour online live session with the instructor. There is a total of six hours of live sessions in this course. Students who are absent for a live session will have access to a recording.

  • Week 1: Safety Requirements Specification (SRS)
  • Week 2: Selecting Safety Integrity Levels (SIL): Part 1
  • Week 3: Selecting Safety Integrity Levels (SIL): Part 2
  • Week 4: Choosing a Technology
  • Week 5: Initial System Evaluation: Part 1
  • Week 6: Initial System Evaluation: Part 2

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of SRS (Safety Requirements Specifications)
  • How to select Safety Integrity Levels (SIL)
  • Different systems associated with SIS
  • A detailed look at Initial System Evaluation


By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Safety Instrumented Systems.

Recommended For

  • Instrument, electrical, and control engineers who share ownership of SISs
  • Suppliers or service providers who are partially responsible for end-users' SIS lifecycle
  • Those who are studying to become a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE/CFSE)

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online - Asynchronous
Apr 01, 2021 to Mar 31, 2022
Total Learning Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
Reading List / Textbook
Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach
Authors: Paul Gruhn, Simon Lucchini
Edition: 1st
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: ISA
ISBN: 9781945541544
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