Device Stress Testing Certification Program

By Michael Patino on 2012-11-15 14:15:44 -

ESD Association
Device Stress Testing Certification Program

A Winning Certification Program for Both You and Your Company!



The ESD Device Stress Testing Certification, our newest certification program, is intended for individuals who are involved in ESD or Latch-up stress testing ranging from qualification to TLP testing for ESD development. This certification ensures that a person has the latest information on the ESD standards used in industry along with an overview of the technical background to perform the tests and understand the results. In addition to learning the recommended test methodologies, a person will be exposed to common pitfalls in interpreting the standards and applying it to the testing procedures used in the lab.  


The ESD Device Stress Testing Certification Program

The ESD Device Stress Testing Certification program requires the completion of ten, one hour, online courses; this is composed of eight required courses and a choice of two electives. 


Required Courses:

·  ESD Fundamentals I for Stress Testing

·   ESD Fundamentals II for Stress Testing

·    HBM & MM Testing Essentials

·    CDM Testing Essentials

·    Fundamentals of Failure Analysis

·    Essentials for Controlling the ESD Work Area

·    High Speed Digital ESD Waveform Measurements

·    Advanced HBM - Dealing with Tester Parasitics, High Pin Count and Two Pin Testing


·   Fundamentals of System Level Testing

·     HMM - System Level Testing of Components

·     TLP Fundamentals - Understanding the Equipment Options and IV Data

·     Latch-up Testing and Troubleshooting

Certification Renewal Class:

·     ESD Stress Testing Standard Updates 

Device stress testing online courses begin January 2013

Courses are $195 each - or - $1,755 for a bundle of ten

Register for the Device Stress Testing Certification Program


The Device Stress Testing (DST) Certification offered through ESDA has many benefits for both the employee and their company:

  • Complete program/certification offered online, saves travel costs for your company
  • Courses are developed and instructed by industry professionals who are directly involved in developing the ESD/Latch-up stress testing standards
  • Device stress testing certification guarantees current and up to date standards knowledge which will improve first time right testing
  • Good publicity to your customers by showing test engineers and technicians are certified in device stress testing
  • Employees who complete the online DST certification will gain knowledge in ESD/Latch-up stress testing and failure isolation, all of which will save your company time to market and overall cost savings
  • The cost of DST certification is 10 to 13 hours of certification training for as little as $1755 plus a registration fee of $50, which is much less than the cost of retesting one ESD/Latch-up stress testing job due to incorrect zapping/testing conditions. To maintain certification there are continuing education requirements and a $75 per year renewal fee. 

No other ESD/Latch-up stress testing program is offered in the Semiconductor Industry specifically for the test engineer/technician.  

Continuing Education

After successfully completing the required prerequisites and selected elective courses, you are required to attend a standards update refresher course every two years and a tutorial of your choice on the alternating years. A $75 annual renewal fee, (or $150 every two years) and the above mentioned refresher classes are required to maintain certification.

For more information on ESDA certification programs visit: 


ESD Association * 7900 Turin Rd Bld 3 * Rome NY 13440

Phone 315-339-6937 * Fax 315-339-6793 * *