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.

Monday, May 3
9:20 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. Central Time

Contamination Busters: Get the Dirt Out of the Cleanroom
Instructor: Anne Marie Dixon-Heathman

This training course focuses on specific techniques for cleaning ceilings, walls, windows, doors, floors, tables, and equipment. The course describes methods for vertical and horizontal facilities in all ISO Classes and all industries.

Monday, May 3
1:45 - 4:45 p.m. Central Time

Risk is a Four Letter Word
Instructor: Anne Marie Dixon-Heathman

This course will review some risk assessment essentials and pitfalls. The methods that will be covered in this course include: HACCP, FMEA, Environmental Assessment, Fishbone, and Fault Tree.


Tuesday, May 4
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time

The Unseen Contaminant: Taking Charge of Electrostatic Contamination
Instructor: Larry Levit

Electrostatic forces occur naturally in everyday life, in all settings. These invisible fields are typically ignored unless the effects are a nuisance or are destructive. In the cleanroom, however, electrostatic forces contaminate the environment in some ways not normally considered. A practical knowledge and conscious effort must be employed to control and minimize these forces to avoid unexpected, negative cleanroom performance, equipment failures, and product destruction. This course provides students with a thorough, practical understanding and approach to recognizing, measuring, and minimizing harmful electrostatic force contamination in their own cleanrooms.


Wednesday, May 5
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central Time

Stop Contamination in Your Operations with Reusable and Disposable Garments
Instructor: Jan Eudy

Human source contamination is the #1 cleanroom problem--the #1 cause of compromised cleanroom integrity. Therefore, specification and use of an appropriate gowning system is essential in limiting the elements of human-generated contamination from reaching and affecting product or processes in the cleanroom.

This information is intended to assist the end user, system designer, supplier, and processor in defining required performance criteria, test methods, and procedures for gowning-system use and maintenance, as well as in developing a quality-control plan for the apparel and other accessories that may be included in the system. The Recommended Practice (RP),  IEST-RP-CC003.4: Garment System Considerations for Cleanrooms and Other Controlled Environments, will be discussed. This RP identifies factors related to gowning systems that may influence the performance of cleanrooms, including selection, construction, material characteristics, performance, laundering, maintenance, validation, and documentation. The RP also describes test methods used to evaluate relevant properties for cleanroom applications.


Thursday, May 6
9:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Central Time

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

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 the Working Group Summit and networking events. 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.