ESDA Principles of ESD Control

Course Code: ES0
Delivery: LMS


ESDA Principles of ESD Control is an excellent introductory-level ESD training program developed in partnership with the ESD Association (ESDA). The course explains step-by-step the importance of controlling static in your workplace, how static occurs, and how to protect against discharge that can damage static-sensitive electronic components and assemblies. The course content can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your ESD control program.

This comprehensive ESD training course can benefit any front line personnel who must deal with ESD sensitive parts in the workplace, including operators, assemblers, and material handlers, as well as technicians, engineers, supervisors, and managers.

Tailor Your ESD Training

Industry standards including ANSI/ESDA S20.20 call for an effective ESD control program that includes initial and recurrent ESD awareness training for all personnel who might come into contact with ESD sensitive items, and for the maintenance of complete training records. S20.20 also allows for the tailoring of your ESD control program to meet specific application needs.

ESDA Principles of ESD Control is a comprehensive computer-delivered program that not only meets standards requirements for ESD training and training records, but also provides the option to tailor ESD training content to match your S20.20 tailored ESD control program. Your ESD experts are able to select appropriate content for your company location, consistent with your products, procedures and training plan, and we will tailor the course to deliver that content, and the matching testing material.

Course Content:

  • How static electricity is generated from common actions
  • Two different types of damage caused by ESD
  • Conditions most likely to cause uncontrolled electrostatic discharge
  • Problems and cost implications of ESD damage
  • Common objects that present an ESD hazard
  • Types of ESD protective packaging
  • Use of ionization and topical antistats for static control
  • The impact of environmental factors on static charge
  • Function of ESD protective items in a protected area
  • Requirements of an ESD protective workstation
  • Correct use of ESD protective smocks, wrist straps, and footwear
  • When not to use personal protective devices
  • Recommended ESD protective practices at workstations


1. Introduction 
2. Basic Science of ESD
3. ESD Protected Areas
4. Working Inside an EPA

Qualification and Certification Testing

ESDA®/LearnTech® training incorporates interactive learning checks throughout the instructional sequences. Certification tests are criterion-referenced and module-based with feedback on every response for enhanced learning. Administrative access to LMS dates and scores of tests, certifications, and re-certifications is compliant with ISO quality-standards requirements.

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Standard Compliant

ESD: An Introduction complies with the ANSI/ESD S20.20 ESD control program guidelines as well as to JEDEC JESD625, IEC 61340-5, and IPC-610 standards.

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