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Courses marked with an astericks(*) are part of the IEST Basics of Dynamics Learning Path Certificate. To complete this certificate you will also need to added the Introduction to Environmental Testing training course. Click here to see the next time this training course is taking place. Save over $300 when you register for all four days of training with the Education Passport.

Program below subject to change.

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

Introduction to Climatics Testing
Instructor: David Gibbons

The course will provide you with a basic understanding of climatic testing. While climatic testing covers broad aspects within the industry, this course will provide an introduction to the physics of environments; a brief history of climatic test requirements; techniques to derive climatic requirements based on field data vs analysis; tailoring strategies for climatic tests of large systems and small components; an understanding of failure modes due to applied environments; an introduction to climatic test facilities and how to create environments; and practical applications of test methods.  This course is designed to be a stepping stone leading to the more focused Climatics Testing Learning Path and MIL-STD-810H training course.

Tuesday, October 6 — Wednesday, October 7
9:40 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., 9:40 a.m. - 1 p.m. Central Time

Practical Introduction to Vibration and Shock Testing*
Instructor: Nick Clinkinbeard

This course provides a practical introduction to vibration and shock testing. While basic theory is reviewed for enhancement of conceptual understanding, focus is on leading the practicing engineer or technician to clearly grasp of the types of vibration and shock that can be imparted to a product, sources of vibration and shock requirements, available test equipment, and correct interpretation of data.

Wednesday, October 7
1:45 - 5:15 p.m. Central Time

Designing Effective Vibration and Shock Test Fixtures*
Instructor: Nick Clinkinbeard

This overview of parameters for designing effective vibration and shock fixtures is intended to familiarize engineers and managers with the concerns and requirements that must be addressed to meet their specifications. Upon completion, you will have an understanding of how to approach fixture design.

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

A Comprehensive Introduction to MIL-STD-810H
Instructor: David Sgro

MIL-STD-810 is the quintessential document for everything related to environmental test, as it is referenced in the majority of all DoD contractual requirements.  This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the latest version of MIL-STD-810H and cover all three parts of the 1,000+ page document. The course is designed for Managers, Program Managers, IPT Leads, Test Engineers, Design Engineers, Qualification Test Procedure/Plan Writers, anyone who works with customer requirements, and Test Laboratory Personnel responsible for generating quotes for customers.


Registration Options Regular
(Ends 9/23)
Education Passport

(Entry into all 4 training courses)

IEST Member


Practical Introduction to Vibration and Shock Testing

IEST Member



Full-day Continuing Education Training Course 
(Individual pricing for each course)
Full-day courses include Introduction to Climatics Testing and MIL-STD-810H

IEST Member





Designing Effective Vibration and Shock Test Fixtures

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 information@iest.org 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 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.


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