Put yourself and your team on the path to success. Developed through research and industry demand, the IEST Education program allows novice-through-expert learners to achieve targeted knowledge to avoid training failures and thrive professionally. Many companies claim to provide expert training, but IEST's accredited expertise as an international standards developer assures confidence in the effectiveness of the training. You and your team will learn from the recognized experts who help write the technical standards used every day within your industry.

Program below subject to change. All training classes will be offered either in-person or virtually. The Exposition, Working Group meetings, networking events, general sessions, keynote presentation, and conference sessions are available only to in-person attendees.

Monday, May 8, 2023
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time

Basics of Cleanroom Design, Construction, and Start-up Using ISO 14644-4
Instructor: Jack Paul, HDR Architecture

Learn the basics of cleanroom design, following the outline of the 2022 update of ISO 14644 Cleanrooms and related controlled environments, Part 4: Design, Construct, and Start-up.  In particular the latest approach to air change based on particle source strength, and the 14644-4 outline of cleanroom criteria to be specified.  The course will include discussion of the differences in cleanroom design based on the industry and use.  Design will focus on 4 key areas; air management, process workflow, utility systems, and structure/architecture/materials. Construction will include recommendations for build clean protocols and stages while start-up provides recommendations for certification and commissioning activities related to cleanroom operations.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cleanroom Testing and Qualification to ISO 14644-1 & Filters Workshop
Instructor: Hasim Solmaz, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
Presenters: Anthony Hawkins, ATI; Jason Kelly, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions; Kyle Mulder, TSS

Learn about real-world cleanroom testing, qualification, and requalification per ISO 14644-1 and GMP Annex 1. Get an introduction to testing filters with photometers and particle counters, followed by live demonstrations and a case study presentation.  The day will conclude with a panel discussion and and the opportunity to ask questions of industry experts.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Developing Your Roadmap to Annex 1 Compliance
Instructor: Amanda McFarland and James Wamsley, ValSource

The 2022 revision to Annex 1 introduced the industry to the concept of a contamination control strategy (CCS) as well as reinforcing the need to utilize Quality Risk Management (QRM) principles to guide decision making.  The development of an effective and sustainable CCS should include a strong strategic plan that invokes the quality system as an enabler and risk-based decision-making to prioritize the knowledge collected.  This course will provide attendees with the tools necessary to interpret the revisions to Annex 1 and begin their journey toward compliance.

Thursday, May 11,2023
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time

Developing Standard Operating Procedures Using IEST Recommended Practices
Instructor: Jan Eudy, Consultant

Learn how to write an effective standard operating procedure incorporating the fundamentals of IEST recommended practices.  Effective SOP's will create a robust contamination control program in your cleanroom operations.  Be prepared to write your company's standard operating procedure for the selection of cleanroom garments and gowning in your cleanrooms, a standard operating procedure for behavior in your cleanroom and a standard operating procedure for testing and monitoring your cleanroom.



  • Includes admittance into Working Group meetings, lunch each day, Welcome Reception, Exposition, General Session (IEST Membership - Exploring Benefits and Building Last Connections), Breakfast with the Exhibitors, Awards and Membership Luncheon, and Mix and Mingle: Dessert and Networking. Registration does NOT include membership, conference sessions, and conference proceedings.
  • Continuing Education Program Conference Sessions Add-on Package - includes admittance and all benefits included in the three-day conference session registration, which includes IEST membership and access to the session presentations.


  • Includes admittance into the course that you registered for but does not include admittance into any other events. Virtual course registration does NOT include new membership/membership renewal, conference sessions, conference proceedings, Working Group meetings, and networking events.