This ESA-approved course develops the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to fulfil the task of ESA Category 1 Instructor/Examiner as defined in ESA-STR-258.
The course will provide an overview of the relevant ECSS standards, and of the associated ESA courses.
Instructional exercises will be included (allowance will be made for those whose native language is not English).
The course duration is 10 working days. Please refer to the current Course Calendar for dates and fees.
In accordance with ESA-STR-258 an ESA-approved Certificate, providing two years authorisation, will be awarded on successful completion of the course and approval from ESTEC.
Note: Category 1 certificates are only valid after being countersigned by ESA’s head of Technical Reliability and Quality Division TEC-QE
ASTA Technology will support the application for ESA’s signature, but the final decision to award a Category 1 certificate rests with ESA.
This will authorise the delegate to instruct and recertify personnel within their company that have obtained certificates originally awarded by an approved ESA school.
For the avoidance of doubt, Category 1 personnel cannot certify any person within their company for the first time in any ECSS standard. That initial certification must be achieved in an ESA-Approved Skills Training School.
For restrictions, including those concerning the award of initial certifications, please refer to ESA-STR-258, available on this link: https://escies.org/download/webDocumentFile?id=26087
Additional subjects can also be added after the initial Category 1 certification.
A 5-day recertification course E90 is available. This renews up to three ECSS subjects listed on the Category 1 certificate for a further two years.
For more than three ECSS subjects, other recertification courses exist, which are often extending beyond five days. Please see the Course Calendar or contact us.