Referees do not need special qualifications. Referees need to be someone that will sign their name stating they recommend you as a possible Expert/Professional or Expert /Specialist in functional safety.
PDF format is a file type that allows you to share information that cannot be altered or changed. Programs like Adobe Acrobat can make a word document into a PDF. Other file types that we accept are images. You may scan or copy a hard copy and send it via email. In summary we would accept any file type that cannot be altered or changed.
You may pay for the exam at any time. We have a database that will be linked to your specific ID number. Once our administration receives information from you this ID number will be created immediately. Do remember that the exam results will NOT be released until the application and payment has been complete.
The renewal process is extremely straightforward. Please go to: http://www.exidacfse.com/Resources/Forms and select CFSE/CFSP Certificate Renewal Form. Once you have completed this form and made payment you will have a new certificate mailed to you.
Yes we offer courses in Germany. We actually have courses all over the world. Please visit our website then select the Region of the World you would like to take an exam and you can view the courses currently available. Also know that if you work with or know a company that has any applicants/candidates that would like to take the exam we can even work out an agreement and perform the exam at that location.
The pass rate depends on the candidate taking the exam. The current pass rate is around 75-80% for a CFSP exam and 65-70% for a CFSE. Please note that these numbers contain those individuals that take the exam just to see where they stand PRIOR to studying. Many people take our exam as a benchmark.
Yes. We absolutely recommend you become a CFSE or a CFSP. The CFSE/CFSP program is a certification where as the TUV program is a certificate program.
The TUV FSE still needs to meet the 10 yr requirement for CFSE. TUV FSE doesn't automatically permit to take CFSE.
To learn the differences between a certificate program and a certification please see the following whitepaper
Study time depends on each person. From what we see for the CFSE, most people take a training, study for 1-2 months, and then take the exam. We also see many people take training and then take the exam immediately.