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Courses marked with an astericks(*) are part of the IEST Cleanroom Fundamentals Learning Path Certificate. Attend all three of these courses and you will have completed your Cleanroom Fundamentals Learning Path Certificate. Plus - Save over $300 when you register for all four days of training with the Education Passport.


Monday, October 5
9:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Central Time

Basics of Cleanroom Design, HVAC System Design, and Engineering Fundamentals
Instructor: Wei Sun

This course will consist of two segments. The first will discuss the fundamentals of cleanrooms and HVAC systems design, including the classifications of cleanrooms, cleanroom ISO standards, design and testing guidelines by ASHRAE and NEBB, particulate sources from indoor and outdoor, and their impacts on cleanroom air cleanliness. Detailed discussions will cover airflow quantity, velocity, flow patterns and floor arrangement, key controlling variables on cleanroom’s air cleanliness, air shower, airlock and basic pressurization, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and process systems. Common cleanroom devices and equipment, architectural construction materials, cleaning procedures, testing standards, and other aspects will be highlighted.

The second segment will present existing and emerging design tools, approaches, and research findings in such areas as airflow rate determination by table method and modeling method; cleanroom’s real-time particle concentration monitoring, cleanroom’s response in challenges of varying airflow rate and particle generation (emission) rate; cleanroom’s recovery rate and recovery time after a major disturb or upset; demand flow control to conserve fan energy based on real-time room particle concentration; primary, secondary and tertiary air handling systems design strategies; airlock performance, CFD simulation, and finally the autonomous computer control of cleanroom ISO cleanliness class. etc.


Tuesday, October 6
9:40 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Central Time

Cleanroom Basics: What is a Cleanroom and How Does It Work?*
Instructor: Jan Eudy

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. Ample time will be allowed to discuss particular issues of importance to the students.


Wednesday, October 7
9:40 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Central Time

Beyond Cleanroom Basics: Fundamental Information for Cleanroom Operations*
Instructor: Morgan Polen

Cleanrooms are high-technology environments that require specific controls to be in place for cleanroom operations, operator behavior, cleanroom housekeeping as well as the equipment design and material selection. Training on cleanroom behavior, operations, as well as contamination prevention is extremely important in overall cleanroom operations. Too often cleanrooms are compromised by activity that initiates OUTSIDE of the cleanroom. The lack of understanding of the fundamentals related to cleanroom contamination control has led to the following: Management making changes to overall cleanroom operations without understanding the possible impact on cleanroom contamination levels, Purchasing changing suppliers without consideration of contamination control within the cleanroom, Engineering making design decisions without understanding the impact on cleanroom contamination, and Cleanroom equipment suppliers unaware of the basics related to contamination control.

This course will expand upon cleanroom basics, providing the audience information related to overall cleanroom operations with case studies from a wide variety of industries with various contamination concerns.


Thursday, October 8
9:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Central Time

Cleanroom Classification Testing and Monitoring*
Instructor: Morgan Polen

Cleanroom environments provide a high degree of environmental control for manufacturing or scientific research. The extent of environmental control begins in the planning stage and continues through the construction, qualification and operation of the cleanroom. Cleanroom testing is an important part of cleanroom qualification and ongoing monitoring is an important part of cleanroom operations.

This course will address the fundamentals of cleanroom testing as related to the ISO 14644 international cleanroom standards as well as address the recent revisions of ISO 14644 Parts 1 & 2 in relation to cleanroom testing. Examples of cleanroom testing and monitoring in various industries will be provided.


Registration Options Regular
(Ends 9/23)
Education Passport

(Entry into all 4 training courses)

IEST Member


Full-day Continuing Education Training Course 
(Individual pricing for each course)

IEST Member


Conference Sessions Add-on Package $75

Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Register 3 people from the same company for the same class and receive a 4th registration for free. All four registrants must be from the same company to participate in this offer. Contact IEST at or 847-981-0100 to take advantage of this offer.


Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 23.  Registrations may still be accepted after this date but will incur a $50 late registration fee.  Please call IEST for more information.


  • Includes admittance into the Working Group Summit, networking events, and virtual expo. 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 option except membership.