How to Perform Product Qualification

Qualifying a product is an essential portion within the development process of a new or existing product.  Qualification is often overlooked by many as an expensive entity that requires the checkmark in the box to complete a Statement of Work.  The importance of qualification is undervalued given its importance.  Engineers who are assigned to perform product qualification typically don’t understand requirements, test standards, testing methodology, and how to clearly and effectively communicate with outside test labs.  If you are expecting a 3rd party test lab to hand you a plan and develop a test plan, you are wrong, the responsibility is on you and the company to provide a test plan/procedure.  This interactive two-day class will cover how to effectively design, test, and implement an effective qualification for your company.  This class will focus heavily on environmental testing with some discussions on EMI.  

Prerequisite:  This class follows up the comprehensive introduction to MIL-STD-810.  However, if you have not taken that class, a basic understanding of MIL-STD-810 is required. 

Course outline     Who should attend?     Course materials     Instructor    Next date and location     Pricing

Course outline

  • Brief Overview of some Military and other standards that are commonly used
    • Note: this is not the full and final list
  • Requirements and SOWs
    • Customer requirements and when/if to negotiate
    • Customer communication
    • Developing test methodology from no requirements
  • Qualification by Similarity / Qualification by Analysis
    • When it’s appropriate and applicable
  • Qualification Test Plan Generation
    • Required Content
    • Test Details and Specifics
    • Pass / Fail Criteria
    • Tailoring
  • Test Planning
    • Test Unit(s) and completeness
    • Schedules
    • Projected Costs
    • Fixturing
    • Auxiliary hardware/software
  • Full Qualification vs Delta Qualification
  • Test Execution
    • Test Readiness Review(s)
    • Schedules, expectations, planning, etc.
    • Pass/Fail
    • Team Review Process
  • Test Reporting
  • In addition to the above, we will explore scenarios and developing plans in parallel

Who should attend?

The course is designed for General Managers, Program Managers, IPT Leads, Test Engineers, Design Engineers, System Engineers, Qualification Test Procedure/Plan Writers, and anyone who works with customer requirements.

Course materials

  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in course binder

Continuing Education Units: 1.2 CEUs


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Next date and location

November 14-15, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time


  • During EDUCON
    Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
    Schaumburg, Illinois

Or Virtual

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Registration Information

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