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exida Meet the Expert Discussion Group Series Schedule Updates

  April 15, 2014

exida Meet the Expert

New dates have been added to exida’s “Meet the Expert” Discussion Group Series held at our Houston office. With the “Meet the Expert” Discussion Group you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with exida experts as they lead discussions on key, relevant industry topics. There is no fee to attend these discussion groups. Times are 2:00pm-4:00pm CST.

Please see the 2014 schedule below:





May 1

CFSE – Personnel Certification Ins and Outs

Curt Miller


This discussion will focus on the “In & Outs” of the highly regarded CFSE/CFSP program. It is suited for both the professional who is investigating the program, or practicing CFSEs striving for specialized recognition in the new “CFSE Endorsement Program.”

Specific topics will include:

  • What’s the need for such a credential?
  • Comparison of the CFSE to other programs
  • CFSE requirements (i.e. Credentials required and overall process to achieve)
  • New “CFSE Endorsement Program” (i.e. Specialization of areas within safety lifecycle)
    • “What & Why?”
    • Subject areas included
    • Testing requirements
    • Resources available
  • Question and answer

June 5

Product Certification: Understanding the Process

Gene Cammack


An overview of the Certification Process for SIL rating to IEC 61508.  We will look at the overall   process to see what takes place during certification and then look at   requirements for getting started and options for completing the process. 

A good overview:

  • For companies considering certification to IEC 61508
  • For companies just trying to understand customer requirements for “SIL Certified”
  • For end users who would like to understand the process and what is covered in a certificate.

July 10

Boiler Safety/BMS/with Consequence Analysis

Chris O’Brien


A look at Boiler Safety and the new options for IEC 61511 analysis under NFPA Standards.  Many companies are considering IEC 61511 techniques to provide more consistency with existing safety systems and procedures. We will discuss the standards and the reasons to use IEC 61511. In addition, we will look at safety specific Consequence Analysis around Boilers and Heaters.

Great Discussion for:

  • For end user companies wrestling with the new approaches to Boiler/Heater Safety
  • For Engineering and Integration companies trying to coach their clients or adapt to client requests
  • For Boiler/Heater component manufacturers that need to understand the new options and why customers are asking for adherence to the IEC 61511 or IEC 61508 standard

August 7

CFSE - Study Prep (How to Prepare for the exam)

Gene Cammack


This will be a kick-off for a Study Group for the CFSE/CFSP   certification exam.  We will discuss subjects to be discussed and schedules and times that would work for a study group.  We will start by going through the CFSE Certification processes and discuss what to expect on the exam.  The study group would be geared as preparation for the exam in Houston on December. 

Recommended for:

  • Anyone interested in more information on the CFSE/CFSP certification program in general and in particular, the examination.
  • Anyone considering taking the CFSE/CFSP exam and interested in participating in a study group to prepare.

If you would like to attend any of the above discussions, please RSVP to training@exida.com. Please indicate in the subject line of the email which discussion (s) you would like to attend. Also, please be sure to note your Name, Company Name, and Job Title in your email.

Act now as seats will fill up fast!


All discussion groups will be held at our new office location:

exida - Houston Office
20333 State Highway 249
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 378-1575