10 Steps to Successful Qualification Testing Webinar

Execution of a product qualification test program is a multifaceted venture.  Many technical issues arise due to the complex nature of the environments and products being tested.  However, a qualification program comprises much more scope than testing alone.  This short course provides a “Top Ten” list of critical considerations for planning and executing a qualification test program.  Topics discussed during the session include requirements development and specifications, understanding the application, working with the environmental lab and support organizations planning for test success, and documentation considerations.  The overall goal of this course is to inform engineers, program managers, and other involved professionals of the complexities of product qualification to better prepare them to ask the right questions of their support personnel.


Nick Clinkinbeard

Nick Clinkinbeard is a Sr. Technical Fellow in Structural Dynamics for Collins Aerospace in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He earned a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University, where he is currently pursuing a PhD.  Nick splits his time at Collins between vibration and shock testing of aerospace products and conducting structural analysis using classical and finite element methods.

Erin Berry

Erin Berry is an Associate Director in Structural Dynamics Analysis and Test for Collins Aerospace in Rockford, Illinois, with over twenty years of experiences.  She earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University and MS in Engineering Management from University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her breadth of work touches the entire lifecycle of aerospace products from cradle to grave.  Her experience spans rotordynamics, pressure dynamics, vibrations, and systems engineering.


October 11, 2023
12 - 2 p.m. Central Time
Early-bird discount ends September 22. Use coupon code 10EBQUAL23  to save 10%.

Online registration closes October 10. Registrations will still be taken after this rate if space permits.

Registration Information

Regular Rate
(through 10/10)
Member: $195
Non-member: $275


Register three attendees from your company for the same training course and receive a complimentary fourth registration for another person in your company to attend that course for free! Contact IEST at 847-981-0100 to arrange this option. (Complimentary registration applies to registration of equal or lesser value. Not valid with any other offers or promotions.)

  • Transfers: All registrations are transferable to another person for the same event A $35 transfer fee applies. Transfer of a member registration to a nonmember registration will be charged the difference in fees.
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  • IEST reserves the right to cancel courses, in which case registrants will receive a full refund of the tuition fee.
  • Program and instructor(s) are subject to change.
  • .2 CEUs per class.
  • Payment must accompany registration; there is no invoicing. IEST does not accept purchase orders as a method of payment.
  • All member dues must be current at the time of registration to qualify for the member rates.
  • All education training courses earn Continuing Education Units.