Environmental Test (DTE/PR) Training Courses

Put yourself and your team on the path to success.  Attend both ESTECH training courses (marked with an asterisk (*)) and earn the valuable IEST Shock Testing Learning Path Certificate. Attend all three training courses (marked with an addition sign (+)) and earn the valuable IEST Vibration Testing Learning Path Certificate. The new  IEST Learning Path Certificate program is the only curriculum that allows professionals of all levels access to core knowledge and benchmark training.


Program subject to change.

Intermediate Shock Testing and SRS*
Instructor: Robert Anderson
Monday, April 29, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

A brief overview will examine types of shocks, including classical waveform, transient, pyrotechnic, SRS, and seismic. The problems of measuring and analyzing shocks will be explored, and some helpful tips will be offered. The course will expand into specific shock applications, including MIL-S-901 Underwater Explosion, ballistic impact, and repetitive events. 


Spectral Analysis*+
Instructor: Ron Merritt
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the basic processing of stationary and non-stationary random measurement data for purposes of Laboratory Vibration Test Specification (LVTS) development. The first half discusses the fundamentals of spectrum analysis and illustrates Fourier-based non-parametric spectrum estimation. This includes consideration of random data with embedded sine-tones. The second half considers a general framework and illustration of the development of a LVTS. The objective of the course is to provide procedures for processing field measured random vibration data and using the processed information for LVTS development. The LVTS then may be used to qualify material for in-service use. 


Modern Practices in Intermediate Vibration Testing+
Instructor: Robert Anderson
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

The purpose of this course is to offer a comprehensive familiarization with leading edge issues and best practices in vibration during all phases of the system development. Moving beyond the basics to more complex and realistic vibration scenarios, the student will interact with the instructor and fellow students to maximize understanding of leading concepts in fatigue theory, requirements development, advanced test techniques (including multi-axis and synergistic testing), and vibration test management. 


Systems Approach to Vibration Testing+
Instructor: Robert Anderson
Thursday, May 2, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This one-day course provides an overview of the systems approach to providing the “right” vibration testing to product development. Designed for testing and program managers, as well as test engineers, the class will cover requirement development, the role of test engineering in system development, and risk avoidance using vibration. Topics include: vibration testing in Life Cycle Development; using vibration testing in systems development; use of synergistic environments in risk reduction; use of vibration test artifacts during product development; and advanced vibration techniques and their role in systems testing.



Registration Options Regular
(Ends 4/5)


Education Passport

(Entry into all 4 training courses)

IEST Member



Shock Testing Learning Path Certificate (Entry into 2 courses marked by asterisk*)

IEST Member



Vibration Testing Learning Path Certificate (Entry into 3 courses marked by an addition sign+)

IEST Member



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

IEST Member



Conference Sessions Add-on Package $300 $300
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.




  • Includes lunch (Wednesday course registrants will receive admittance into the Awards and Membership Luncheon), admittance into Working Group meetings, Welcome Reception, Expo Breakfast, and 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.



º If space permits, on-site registrations will be taken at the conference at late registration pricing.