ISO 26262 Certification & Examination


TÜV NORD ISO 26262 Training and Certification

North American 5-Day Functional Safety Certified Automotive Engineering (FSCAE) Training with Certification Exam

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Partnered with TÜV NORD | North American Training Partner

LHP and TÜV NORD have partnered to offer training and certification under TÜV NORD`s market-leading “Functional Safety Certified Automotive Engineer” (FSCAE) program.

TÜV NORD is an internationally-recognized and certified organization with experienced professionals having many years of practical knowledge in functional safety and the relevant standards associated.


Functional Safety in the Automotive Industry

The ISO 26262 Functional Safety Standard is an international safety standard of electrical and electronic systems in production automobiles defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). 

As defined by TÜV NORD, producers of safety-relevant technical systems in the automotive industry are obligated to develop their systems according to all technical and scientific aspects of functional safety.

ISO 26262 defines the requirements of functional safety for electrical and electronic systems. The application of this standard leads to a correlating documented safety evidence of conformity.


Day 1

Introductory Topics of ISO 26262 Management and Risk Analysis

  • Introduction to functional safety process
  • Overview of documentation requirements
  • Overview of management and technical activities throughout the safety lifecycle phases
  • Practical exercises demonstrating risk analysis
  • FSM and concept development

Days 2 & 3

System-Level and Hardware-Level Implementation of ISO 26262

System development, technical safety concepts, and hardware development. Evaluation of safety goals and hardware architecture using Failure Mode Effect and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA).

  • Technical concept design of a system and its elements
  • The topic addressed in relation to interface definition and second-tier suppliers
  • In-depth interaction of safety-oriented hardware development processes
  • Under the FMEDA methodology, the following are presented:
    • Required safety demonstration methods
    • Calculation of single-point fault metric and latent fault metric

Day 4

Software-Level Implementation of ISO 26262

ISO 26262 establishes further software-related requirements focused on functional safety. The workshop presents the additional demands including the relevant techniques and measures corresponding to the relevant ASIL made on software development and their practical implementation in an illustrative manner.

  • Briefing for all software-oriented personnel
  • Validation tools and applying COTS
  • Examples of architecture related to project and compiler considerations
  • Software development phases
  • Specific requirements for implementation and testing
  • Validation and documentation features per ISO 26262

Day 5 

Functional Safety Certified Automotive Engineer Exam (FSCAE)

  • Certification is valid for 3 years
  • Can be extended for 3 years by attending a follow-up workshop and passing a repeated exam

Virtual Training 

Train virtually! Due to COVID-19, LHP will now offer the TÜV NORD FSCAE certification training in a virtual environment. 

Join us for live sessions through webinar-style delivery! Classes are delivered by expert-level certified ISO 26262 engineers. At LHP, our technical instructors also pose as our senior engineers who implement ISO 26262 for our customer base.  

Purchase 1 day or the full 5-day course. Sessions will be delivered in half-day increments. The exam is administered as an in-person only and can be taken at several exam events hosted throughout the year. 



Training Dates + Locations 

Virtual: FSCAE Certification Course (time 1-5 Eastern)

February 16-25, 2022

October 25-November 3, 2022

Attendees will choose to take exam on one of the following dates:

    April 8, 2022 in Pontiac, Michigan

    May 20, 2022 in San Jose, California

    July 29, 2022 in Columbus, Indiana

    August 12, 2022 in Pontiac, Michigan

    December 2, 2022 in Pontiac, Michigan


Classroom:  FSCAE Certification Course

Location:  LHP Pontiac (MI) 2800 Centerpoint Parkway

November 29 - December 3, 2021:  9-5 Eastern

April 4-8, 2022:  9-5 Eastern

August 8-12, 2022:  9-5 Eastern

November 28-December 2, 2022:  9-5 Eastern 


Location:  LHP Columbus (IN) 1888 Poshard

July 25-29, 2022:  9-5 Eastern


Location:  AVNET San Jose (CA) 2580 Junction Ave

May 16-20, 2022:  9-5 Pacific


Re-certification FSCAE

December 2 & 3, 2021:  9-5 Eastern (Pontiac)

March 30-31, 2022:  2-5 Eastern (Virtual)

April 7 & 8, 2022:  9-5 Eastern (Pontiac)

May 19 & 20, 2022:  9-5 Pacific (San Jose)

July 28 & 29, 2022:  9-5 Eastern (Columbus)

August 11 & 12, 2022:  9-5 Eastern (Pontiac)

December 1 & 2, 2022:  9-5 Eastern (Pontiac)




Course Pricing 

1-Day Training

At LHP Location or Virtual


Price Per Seat

2-Day Training

At LHP Location or Virtual


Price Per Seat

3-Day Training

At LHP Location or Virtual


Price Per Seat

4-Day Training

At LHP Location or Virtual


Price Per Seat

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5-Day Training + Examination

At LHP Location or Virtual


Price Per Seat

3-Year Recertification

At LHP Location or Virtual


1 Day of Training + FSCAE Certification


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ISO 26262 Training + Exam Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions Regarding the ISO 26262 Training + Exam

  1. Do I have to buy my own ISO 26262 standard?
    • It is highly recommended you have your own printed copy of the ISO 26262 standard. Purchase at
  2. What happens if I fail the initial exam, do I need to retake the training? 
    • No. You are allotted (1) free retake of the exam. 
    • If you ail a 2nd time, you will need to retake the training. 
  3. Will lunch be provided?
    • Yes!
  4. Does LHP only accept US-based trainees?
    • Yes. We are the exclusive North American training partner for TÜV NORD and are authorized to deliver training on North American soil. 



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