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A Practical Introduction to Commissioning & Qualification

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th September 2018
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training, Fosters Avenue, Mount Merrion, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Fee
    Member: €1100
    Non-Member: €1200

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.


  • CPD Credit
    14 hours   C1


The size and importance of Ireland’s pharmaceutical industry over the past decade has been well documented. As this industry tackles the challenges of expiring patents and increasing cost pressures, new opportunities and business models are emerging in biotechnology and the convergence with related industries. However, bioprocessing facilities, processes and employee competence skills required differ significantly to those of the traditional pharmaceutical industry.

Course aim

This two-day CPD course will provide an insight into the commissioning of biopharma equipment and utilities used in biopharma plants and how they are installed, commissioned and tested. Delegates will gain an understanding of the steps involved in a commissioning programme and the inputs and outputs of a successful commissioning programme.
This course has been designed to equip trainees with some of the knowledge and skills required to understand and perform commissioning of plant and equipment related to the biotech industry and the content is also applicable to other industries such as oil and gas or petrochemical industries. 
This will be achieved through a combination of theoretical and hands-on practical training and will cover key competencies and key commissioning components to give the learner a grasp of the stages in the commissioning process and what happens at each stage.


Who should attend

The course will be beneficial to any engineer or technician looking to work in the commissioning space or looking to provide engineering services to biopharma organisations and the methods are applicable to other industries also.


NIBRT is a global centre of excellence for training and research in bioprocessing located in a world class facility. This practical Introduction to Commissioning & Qualification training course is a two day course designed to deliver an introduction to commissioning and qualification in the bioprocessing industry and the operations involved in a successful commissioning program. The course involves a combination of theoretical and practical sessions to introduce the trainee to the key requirements that commissioning engineers should understand to work within a commissioning team.
NIBRT has a state of the art CIP (Clean in Place) system which will be a key focus of this training for the trainee commissioning engineers. This equipment will be used to deliver an understanding of the theory and principles around commissioning practices.


Make a Booking

4 September 2018


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.