FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) – Automotive

This training is provided in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland to equip you with the knowledge needed to successfully implement the requirements of the international standard ISO 26262:2018.
On the fourth day of the course, you will sit the exam to become a certified »FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) – Automotive«.

  • FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) – Automotive
    Training objectives & content

    On this course we provide experienced engineers with the know-how they need to successfully implement the requirements of ISO 26262. The course consists of lectures, practical exercises and discussions, and offers opportunities for questions and exchange of experience.

    Please pay careful attention to the requirements of this course.


    • To know the standard ISO 26262 well
    • Understand the basic principles of how to develop a safe product
    • To know how to proceed at the organizational and project levels to manage the risks of product liability
    • To be familiar with the duties and responsibilities of a safety manager
    • To know and to be able to interpret the architecture-related requirements of ISO 26262 with regard to system, hardware and software development
    • Knowledge of necessary safety analyses
    • To be able to derive safety requirements, select adequate safety mechanisms and develop safety concepts
    • To be able to develop the safety case
    •   5 Days
    •   from 9 - 17 o'clock
    •   Public | Inhouse
    •   DE | EN
    •   limited to 12 participants
    •   FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) – Automotive

    Duration e-course  Due to the scope of the training, the content of an online course cannot be taught in three days. Therefore, we have increased the duration for online training to four days.


    • Overview ISO 26262; lifecycle, phases, work products 
    • Management of functional safety  Safety plan, distributed development, safety case, functional safety assessment, functional safety after release for production
    • Concept phase  Hazard analysis and risk assessment, automotive safety integrity level (ASIL), safety goals, functional safety concept
    • System development  Technical safety concept, integration and test, safety validation
    • Methods in software development of safety-related systems, esp. guidelines, metrics, ...
    • Methods in hardware development of safety-related systems, esp. FMEDA, ...
    • Methods for avoiding systematic errors and detecting and controlling random hardware faults
    • Expectations related to requirements, design, implementation, integration and testing
    • Safety analyses  ASIL decomposition, FMEA, FTA, analysis of dependent failures
    • Supporting processes   Specification of safety requirements, software tool suitability, qualification of software and hardware elements, configuration management, ...
    • 4 hours exam (optional)

    FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) – Automotive

    We are an official partner of the TÜV Rheinland for the training program as a FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) – Automotive.


    This training course is targeted exclusively at experienced engineers who are not only familiar with the development and implementation of embedded electronic systems used in cars but also develop systems themselves according to ISO 26262.

    To gain certification as a FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) – Automotive, you are required to

    • Pass the exam
    • Have at least three years of experience in the field of functional safety.

    You will also need to prove that you have a university education in a technology area (e.g. as an engineer, computer scientist, physicist). Evidence must be provided of a diploma (or similar) or an employer reference outlining your role as a technology specialist.

    Please note that all course materials are provided in English, so you must be fully competent in understanding technical content and the language used in English standards.

    In case of online training with online exam, you definitely need a paper version of ISO 26262:2018.

    If you are not yet familiar with the majority of terms contained in the ISO 26262 glossary, we recommend that you take the INTRODUCTORY COURSE on functional safety.


    Whether its certification training you need or an individual workshop, you always benefit from the full advantages of our know-how. We will design the right training to match your needs, for you (individually) as an expert, or as an exclusive in-house course for your company. Our experts offer all courses in German and English.

    Smilja Mateja, Training Coordination


    15 Jul - 19 Jul 2024 FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) – Automotive

    Online (EU)
    3,060 eur p.P.*

    15 Jul - 19 Jul 2024 FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) – Automotive

    Online (EU)
    3,060 eur p.P.*

    Book early to receive an early-bird discount or apply for a group discount on course fees.

    Extra value


    We look forward to welcoming you to our training courses. To make it easier for you to concentrate on your course, we do everything we can to make your stay as pleasant as possible. 

    If your course lasts more than four days, we would be delighted to invite you out for the evening. This is also a useful opportunity to discuss what you have learnt or experienced with other course participants and forge friendships.

    SINCE 2008

    We’re proud that we have been one of the pioneers of functional safety since 2008 and that this has given us the opportunity to leverage our experience in developing the ISO 26262 safety standard.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    Functional SafetyAssessments

    At the German National Accreditation Body (DAkkS), we are listed as an C-type inspection body and carry out assessments for functional safety (FSA). 

    Automotive electronics safe and reliable?
    Expertise it's us!

    700+ PROJECTS

    We have a wealth of experience in functional safety according to ISO 26262, having conducted over 700 projects with more than 100 clients worldwide.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!


    To date, we have trained more than 100 specialists under the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety (Automotive) certification scheme.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    +250 YEARS

    If we add up the experience of our experts in the field of functional safety, it comes to no less than 250 years.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    Classic manual

    Who wrote the classic manual on Functional Safety in Practice, or Functional Safety Essentials? We did.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    18 Experts

    We already have 18 experts certified under the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety (Automotive) scheme, or privately approved as official trainers.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    Committee work

    We work as expert advisors to a variety of industry associations, for example through our committee work for the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI).

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    Process & organisation

    Please note the TÜV Rheinland participation requirements: participants must have three years’ experience in functional safety.

    Information on the training programme

    Some courses take place several times a year as classroom training sessions. Others are only offered as in-house training.

    To make a binding reservation, book directly through the website or send us an order. We will confirm course dates as soon as we have received a minimum number of reservations. You will be sent all required information on course arrangements in advance. Fees include digital course materials, and, if you come to our sites, lunch and refreshments during breaks.

    Most of our courses can also be booked as in-house training sessions. Our instructors will be happy to travel directly to your place of work and train your teams on site. We can also mix and match the content of in-house courses and take a particular situation affecting your projects into account. We will be happy to write a concept proposal for your specific training requirements.

    All courses outlined in our training programme can be held in German or English. Our training materials are written in English.

    You will receive the training documents as a PDF. We recommend that you have your notebook or tablet with you during the course.

    Training package: Seminar skills and attractive discounts

    • 10% early-bird booking discount if you register six or more weeks before a training session.
    • 10% group discount if you register more than one participant from your company for the same course.

    Want to save even more? Discounts can be combined for the same course.

    These conditions do not apply to VDA examination fees for Automotive SPICE® assessor training sessions or the Scaled Agile, Inc. fee for SAFe training.

    We strongly recommend that you have the appropriate ISO standards at hand for and during the exam, and of course during your further work.

    For the Cybersecurity Engineer training (TÜV Nord) this concerns ISO/SAE 21434, for the Functional Safety Engineer course (TÜV Rheinland) the safety standard ISO 26262. For Automotive SPICE® training, however, you will receive the model in the form of our original pocket guide.

    For legal reasons, we are unfortunately not authorized to provide you with a copy of ISO standards. Please ask your employer if you can obtain the respective standard there.

    Conditions of participation

    For courses in our seminar rooms, the fees include digital course materials, lunch and refreshments during breaks per person.

    Our services will be invoiced before beginning of training course.

    Terms of payment: 10 days net. In case of late payment late interest will be charged in accordance with current BGB regulations, in particular §288 BGB (German Civil Code).

    This offer is only open to companies or registered tradespersons. All fees are subject to current sales tax and must be paid on receipt of invoice. Early-bird and group discounts will be subtracted as necessary from invoices.

    We will confirm receipt of your registration. Registrations can be cancelled without penalty up to 6 weeks before each individual event; after that the following rules apply:

    • 6 weeks to 4 weeks before the start of the event = 10%. 
    • 4 weeks to 7 days before the event = 50%.
    • Fees will not be refunded if you cancel a course less than a week before an event.

    We will gladly accept a substitute participant at no additional cost. 

    All courses may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

    We charge the examination fees of third parties (such as VDC QMC and Scaled Agile Inc. as well as TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Nord) on their behalf. Such fees are not eligible for a discount.

    Your personal information will be stored by KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH in order to organise the event. By registering for a course you also agree to us contacting you by fax, email or telephone. If you do not wish to consent to us using your information in this way, please send us a message or get in touch. You have the right to withdraw your consent to this arrangement at any time.

    If you take part in an examination with a third-party provider such as the VDA QMC and Scaled Agile Inc. as well as TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Nord, we will pass on the necessary data to the respective provider.