on-demand Training Courses

Announcing the NEW IEST on-demand training program!

IEST’s expert training courses are the gold standard in the industry and offered throughout the year at various locations. For those times you must stay in town, IEST now offers on-demand training—enabling you to access IEST education at any time. Upon purchase, you will have unlimited access to the class for a 30 day period.

On-Demand Training and Education
(more classes coming soon)

Preventing Cleanroom Catastrophes
Instructor: Morgan Polen
Duration: 1 hour
CEUs: .1
Members: FREE
Non-members: $75
Register Online Now


Having had the opportunity to be involved in cleanroom projects in various industries in over 40 countries, Morgan Polen has witnessed a wide variety of cleanroom related contamination problems including:

  • Cleanroom operations, including housekeeping, re-certification and contamination control become “Tribal Knowledge where one small group or one person possesses essential information. What happens when this group or person moves on?
  • Telephone Game – Information related to the “Cleanroom” is passed around so many times that it becomes distorted and not understood by those implementing the program.
  • Often the people tasked with the “cleanroom” have other responsibilities and lack time and resources to address contamination control issues such as operator training, Cleanroom housekeeping, Cleanroom garment maintenance, Cleanroom monitoring and Cleanroom facility maintenance.
  • Management attitudes sometimes pose problems.
  • Professionals hired to maintain the facility’s HVAC systems may not be trained specifically for cleanrooms (for example, dealing with ceiling air returns).

A series of case studies are provided as examples of what not to do, while providing insight on the import aspects around a well thought out contamination control program.