ESD ASSOCIATION North Central Chapter
 Sept 1-3 Meeting
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North Central Chapter Hosts ESDA TR53 Certification Training

The North Central Chapter hosted the newly accredited ESDA TR 53 Compliance Verification Auditor Certification course the first week of September. The course, designed and administered by Stephen Halperin & Associates (SH&A), was held September 1-3 at the Minnesota Society of CPA’s Training Facility in Bloomington, MN. Eight people from around the country (including two local chapter members from Minnesota) took the course.

SH&A has offered this training course for many years and earlier this year, the ESDA agreed that the course taught and tested the skills necessary to perform Compliance Verification audits per ESDA TR53. Students who successfully complete the course and exam receive certification from both SH&A and the ESDA. Ron Gibson, of Advanced Static Control Consulting, and a Senior Associate of SH&A, taught the course and administered the exam.

The SH&A Level 1 – TR53 Certification Course includes a full day of classroom instruction, a half day of ESD measurement demonstrations (those that are included in TR53) and a half day of open lab, where the participants can practice all of the various ESD measurements. On the third day, a timed hands-on exam is held for each student to demonstrate their understanding of the ESD measurements and troubleshooting techniques.

The North Central Chapter was proud to host the training this year and the feedback from the participants was very good. SH&A will be conducting another course in November at the ESD Association headquarters in Rome, NY. More information is available online at