ESD Awareness and Prevention (ESD)

Electronic components are becoming smaller and therefore more sensitive to static discharge, also known as ESD. This ESD can cause many problems if it is not under control. It is therefore important to make everyone within the company aware of what ESD is, but even more how to keep ESD under control. Personnel training is a critical element in the implementation of an ESD control program. At a minimum, initial and recurrent ESD awareness and prevention training shall be provided to all personnel who handle or otherwise come into contact with an ESDS. Initial training shall be provided before personnel handle ESD sensitive devices.

This initial training program covers the fundamentals of ESD and each person’s role in the ESD program. This training program will answer the following basic questions:

  • what is static electricity?
  • how does it occur?
  • how does ESD affect product quality?
On site training

If you are looking at training several people and a way to reduce the time out of the office, travel and addition expense of sending people to a class, then On-Site Training may be for you.

ETECH Training offers all training course either at our Training Centers or On-Site at your facility. Please Contact our Business Support Team for details on student quantity and material discounts.

If you have 4 or more attendees or you would like to host an open enrollment class in your area/country, please Contact our Business Support Team for your personal discount.

What you’ll learn

  • Awareness of ESD issues
    • The fundamentals of ESD
    • What is static electricity?
    • How does it occur?
    • How does ESD affect product quality?
  • Procedures and regulations within the EPA
  • Explanation of personal protective equipment (clothing, wrist band, floor, etc.)
  • Responsibilities (daily, monthly and half-yearly check)
  • Storage and handling of ESD sensitive products


Standard duration of the ESD awareness and prevention training is 4 hours

Validity of the Certificate

The certification term for all ETECH Training programs are 2 years. This is also according to ISO 9001:2015 paragraph 7.2.
The certification term begins on the date a candidate successfully completes all the program’s minimum certification requirements.
Certifications only reflect the expiration month and year. Certifications expire the last day of the expiration month, regardless of the day of the month the certification was granted.

Certification Renewal Period

All certification renewals may only occur within six calendar months prior to the expiration of an existing certification. When a Certificant renews their certification within 6 months of the certification expiration date, the renewed certification will be valid for an additional 2 years from the expiration date of their currently held certification.
If you would like to recertify there are two routes available for you:

  • Recertification course 
  • Challenge Test (Exam only)