The Process Safety Applications specialty applies to personnel involved in the implementation of safety-related systems in Process Applications.
This exam is for the process industry safety engineers; i.e. Risk Analyst, Process Safety Coordinator, and Control Systems Design Engineer.
This exam covers the functional safety lifecycle, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Consequence Analysis, Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Target Selection, Safety Requirements Specification (SRS) generation, failure rates, device and system reliability, SIF verification, SIF detailed design and Operations requirements.
The CFSE Advisory Board highly recommends that you study at least 40-50 self-study hours for preparation of the CFSE/CFSP exam.
The CFSE Advisory Board, in conjunction with industry experts, determines curricula based on the competencies required by international standards and industry best practice. As industries evolve through the application of improved or different technology, the Board reserves the right to revise curricula to reflect these changes.
Questions related to configuration of Management, Functional Safety Management and Safety Architecture may be asked. These are all areas that must be understood by both hardware and software engineers to avoid safety design errors. Engineers should have a good understanding of diagnostic techniques that often require a combination of hardware and software.
The curriculum for this program consists of general (but not limited to) knowledge plus the knowledge in the applicable field of expertise: