FOUNDATION Certified Training Program

FOUNDATION Certified Training Program

As adoption of digital technologies expands throughout the process industries, there is a corresponding need to train plant personnel on the use of these advanced control solutions. A need for consistent adequate training around the world has led to the creation of certified training centers. A school or university that has qualified as a Field Certified Training Program (FCTP) means that your training is taught at a Certified Training Site, by a Certified Instructor, using Certified Curriculum.  Through the FCTP program training sites, curriculum, and instructors are all audited to ensure they meet stringent requirements, including maintaining multiple host systems and field devices onsite in order to demonstrate competence across all vendor solutions. They must also demonstrate to auditors that their course material adheres to set instructional standards.

What the Program Means to Employers

FCTP ensures that you are working with someone possessing a strong knowledge of FOUNDATION technology principles; a consistent understanding of fieldbus fundamentals and a proven ability to implement fieldbus-based control systems.  Beginning automation students are able to identify colleges, universities and other facilities offering a certified FOUNDATION educational curriculum. After graduating, they will be able to present official FCTP certificates to potential employers.  Existing automation professionals completing certified courses can expand their job skills and employment value within their companies. 

Certified Student Listing

As graduates of the certified courses offered by these institutions, students are given the opportunity to be listed publically on our student registry. This premier list illustrates a persons competency publically so that employers may verify their certification — offering them the peace of mind in knowing they're hiring the best and brightest for their facility.



Program Offerings

The program currently offers four certifications.  Any certified trainer can teach all of these certifications. 

  • The FOUNDATION Certified Professional certificate is geared towards engineers, designers, main instrumentation controls contractor, and startup and commissioning specialists wanting to increase their knowledge base of design, planning, and implementation of FOUNDATION systems.
  • The FOUNDATION Certified Support Specialist certificate is appropriate for sales professionals, end user management, and plant operating staff wanting to be knowledgeable enough to communicate intelligently about FOUNDATION technology.
  • The FOUNDATION Certified Technical Specialist certificate is designed for maintenance technicians, supervisors, and contract service support specialists who install, maintain, repair/replace and troubleshoot FOUNDATION systems.
  • The FOUNDATION Certified Physical Layer Installer certificate is intended for electricians, wiremen, contractors, instrument mechanics, quality assurance/inspectors, maintenance technicians, engineers/integrators, startup and commissioning specialists and designers who will be installing fieldbus phsyical layer components. 

Certified Training Sites





For additional information on FCTP, please read our whitepaper and faq.


FCTP Whitepaper FCTP FAQ





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17 Kikui-cho
Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 162-0044, JAPAN

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Kerkhoekstraat 1
3232 AE Brielle

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1301 16 Ave NW Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2M 0L4

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Rua Moniz de Aragão S/N
Ilha do FundãoCidade Universitária
Rio de Janeiro / RJ -...


King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
Chalongkrung Rd. Ladkrabang, Bangkok,...

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1 Weaver Street
Fourways, South Africa

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Fieldbus Center at Lee College
200 Lee Dr, Baytown, Texas 77520-4703