Cleanroom Basics: What is a Cleanroom and How Does it Work?


This course provides a detailed overview of cleanrooms, applicable to the beginner but also of relevance to the more experienced cleanroom professional. Beginning with basic particle behavior, the instructors describe how various types of cleanrooms function, how cleanliness is measured, and the basics of operating a cleanroom – both fabrication and biological. The material is equally relevant to new-construction and retrofit cleanrooms, and provides a general look at how a cleanroom can be used to prevent or correct contamination issues. In addition to the printed material, the instructors will share experiences related to a large number of cleanroom situations, and ample time will be allowed to discuss particular issues of importance to the students.

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Course outline

  1. Particles and how they behave
  2. Basic microbiology and viable particles
  3. Cleanrooms and other controlled environments
  4. Cleanroom cleanliness – particles and viables
  5. Types of cleanrooms
  6. The Reverse Design Principle
  7. Operation of a cleanroom
    1. Gowning considerations
    2. Cleanroom practices
    3. Biocontamination control
    4. Ensuring cleanroom cleanliness – cleaning and evaluating cleanliness
    5. Materials and material handling
    6. Maintenance considerations

Who should attend?

You need information on the basics of cleanrooms because:


  • You are new to the industry and will be working in a cleanroom
  • You will have or currently have a new cleanroom and need to know how to operate one.

Course materials

  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in course binder

Continuing Education Units: .6 CEUs


Jan Eudy

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Next date and location

September 20, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time

  • Online option
  • In-person option
    • IEST Training Center
      1821 Walden Office Square
      Schaumburg, Illinois 60173 

Early-bird registration ends June 24. Use coupon code EB9CRF22 to save 10%.
Regular rate pricing ends September 14. If space permits, registrations will be taken after September 14 at an increased rate by calling IEST at 847-981-0100.

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