WWAC2015 Training Courses

We are pleased to offer two optional SCADA training courses in conjunction with the 2015 WWAC Symposium:

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 (1 day course)
Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems (IC39C)
Instructor: John Bogdan – bio
Credits: 0.7 CEUs / 7 PDHs
Course Fee: $575 ISA Members, $720 List Price – Register
course contents (pdf)
full course description (pdf)

Mon-Tues, August 3-4, 2015 (2 day course)
Asset Management and Enterprise Integration Using the ANSI/ISA95 Standard (IC55)
Instructor: Paul Nowicki – bio
Credits: 1.4 CEUs /14 PDHs
Course Fee: $1265 ISA Members, $1585 List Price – Register
course contents (pdf)
full course description (pdf)

Symposium attendees will also receive an additional 2.0 CEUs (or 20 PDHs) from attending the symposium. If you also register for the symposium, course attendees will still able to attend the local plant tour on Aug 5, as the tour starts at 4pm.

Register to save your training course spot today. Seating is limited.


PDHs and CEUs

ISA coursesIC32 & TC10 ISA is an approved Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. In obtaining this approval, ISA has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard which is widely recognized as a standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, ISA is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard.
The ISA has also partnered with the Florida Section of the AWWA and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to certify training credits for use for state-licensed water and wastewater operators, and for state-registered professional engineers. Read the training course CEU/PDH certification. Attendees can receive Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) approved CEUs and PDHs for the training course, as certified by the Florida AWWA. These CEUs are recognized by the FDEP, as well as many other state licensing boards thanks to reciprocity agreements.All attendees have the benefit of receiving approved CEUs/PDHs (from either the ISA or FSAWWA) for the hours spent in the training course and symposium towards their water/wastewater operator and PE license continuing education requirements.

About the Instructors

john-bogdanJohn Bogdan has over 35 years of experience in the chemicals / petrochemicals, oil & gas, and power industries. His accomplishments in the areas of alarm management, control and safety systems, process optimization, advanced process control, and advanced regulatory control have included: Leading numerous alarm management projects for clients – conducting alarm system assessments, delivering alarm management training, developing alarm philosophies, and facilitating alarm rationalizations; Training and mentoring fellow members in an alarm management consulting team; and Designing the safety and control systems for a high-hazard, process expansion and control system retrofit project.

John is a voting member of the ISA-18.2 Committee on Management of Alarm Systems in the Process Industries and an ISA instructor in alarm management. He has written and presented papers on alarm management at the Texas A&M Instrumentation Symposium for the Process Industries, the IPS North American Client Conference, the Western Regional Gas Conference, the ISA Automation World 2010, and in Control Engineering magazine.

His past work experience includes various positions with Invensys, ABB, and DuPont. John holds a B.S. & M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He is currently an independent consultant in alarm management and process control who is based out of Vienna, West Virginia, USA.

PaulNowickiPaul Nowicki is the Global Information Design Engineer for Heat and Control Inc. With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing information, process automation, and control systems, Paul has applied his problem solving capabilities to a wide variety of industrial challenges. Paul has worked in specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, food/beverage, paper, and consumer products facilities. He is an original architect of the ISA S88 Batch Control standards and recently chaired the update committee for Part 1. He has authored numerous papers with a wide range of topics from expert systems and enthalpy control strategies, to project management and team building. Paul often puts his process skills to work with home brewing.