ESD damage not only directly affects the quality & reliability of your products, but also can impact your companyís reputation and bottom line!  As ESD can occur anywhere from the receiving stage of your operations, to manufacturing, testing, shipping, and field handling of circuit boards & components, it is essential that companies implement effective ESD control programs, including proper ESD control training to minimize the risk of ESD damage. Our ESD Control class discusses and studies the correct ESD mitigation and control techniques, in order to prevent failures to ESD-sensitive products.  We dynamically involve the students in their learning, enhancing their knowledge about the subject of ESD, as well as helping them to extend a thorough appreciation for ESD control.


In accordance with ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014, referencing section 7.2 "Training Plan":

"Initial and recurrent ESD awareness and prevention training shall be provided to all personnel who handle or otherwise come into contact with any ESD sensitive (ESDS) items. Initial training shall be provided before personnel handle ESDS items. The type and frequency of ESD training for personnel shall be defined in the Training Plan. The Training Plan shall include a requirement for maintaining employee training records and shall document where the records are stored. Training methods and the use of specific techniques are at the Organizationís discretion. The training plan shall include the methods used by the Organization to verify trainee comprehension and training adequacy."

Based on the above, to ensure proper and adequate ESD control training for appropriate personnel, for convenience, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, we are pleased to offer to you our "ESD Control for Electronics" Valued Package, including the following training classes:

  • Initial 3-hour class (one-time training)

  • Recurrent 1.5-hour class (annual training)

These classes will be continually updated and enhanced, to include new valuable learning concepts / materials, reflecting advanced technologies and constant lessons learned. 



  • What is static electricity?

  • How is static electricity generated?

  • Why do we care about static electricity?


  • Definition - ESD

  • Costs - How & where is your company losing money due to ESD?


  • Human Body Model - How does this affect the impulse?

  • Machine Model - Metal vs. Non-Metal

  • Charge Device Model


  • Tracking Your Product Flow - A trained eye to detect ESD upset areas

  • Covering Your Tracks - Procedure to analyze your facility

  • Grounding - Why? Where?

  • Floors - How can floors attribute to ESD? How do you prevent these problems from occurring?

  • Work Surfaces- Surfaces on which the components are being worked.

  • Equipment - Including your test equipment, soldering irons, etc.

  • Personnel - Yes, that's you!

  • Garments - Your clothing.....What is suitable? What is not recommended?

  • Raw Materials - Causing ESD upsets and thus inherent higher costs

  • Packaging Materials - Tapes, boxes, etc.

  • Procedures - What are the best practices which you can apply to save unnecessary costs?

  • Ionization - What is it used for? How do you utilize it effectively?


  • "Ground" Definition

  • Types of Grounding

  • Wrist Straps - How do you test them? How can they assist in ESD control? How can they be harmful?

  • Foot Grounders - How should you use them properly?

  • Static Dissipative Shoes - A right place & a right time for these gears!

  • Smocks - Factors to consider when using & cleaning them

  • Gloves - How can they assist you in ESD control?

  • Finger Cots - The obvious benefits, plus many others, of which you may not have thought...


  • Entrance Controls - And your authority to enforce ESD protected areas...!

  • Static Dissipative Flooring - Different types to suit your particular needs

  • Paints, Polishes, Strippers - For floors

  • Carpet Sprays - How do they work?

  • Floor Mats - Where are they most effective?

  • Tiles - Commonly found in most factories

  • Mobile Equipment - It also generates ESD!

  • Workstation Features - For your ESD Safe Work Area

  • Control Features - How do you maintain ESD to an appropriately safe level?

  • Monitoring - Various methods

  • Testing - Auditing


You will:

  • Learn & understand the causes of ESD failures

  • Learn the correct techniques & procedures for ESD control

  • Improve your workmanship skills for ESD control

Tuitions (based on our Valued Package):

  • Initial 3-hour class (one-time training) = $567.00 (plus the appropriate NMGRT if taught in New Mexico), where NMGRT = New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax

  • Recurrent 1.5-hour class (annual training) = $284.00 (plus the appropriate NMGRT if taught in New Mexico), where NMGRT = New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax

Handbook: Included

Prerequisite: Our "Basics of Electricity (DC & AC)" classes or equivalent

Target Audience: Assemblers, operators, electricians, technicians, engineers, managers, warehouse personnel, maintenance workers

Instructor: Jay Skolnik, PE (Professional Licensed Electrical Engineer & ESD Program Manager Certified by ESD Association &  iNARTE ESDC Certified & IPC ESDC Certified Instructor & Active Member of ESD Association & Certified ESD Specialist / Plant Auditor & Certified ESDA TR53 Technician by ESDA & Member of ESDA Education Council & ESDA Education Committee Chair & Member of ESDA Manufacturing Track Committee & Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) for National Instruments (NI) Multisim & Ultiboard programs)


Related Courses: Basics of Electricity, DC Circuits & AC Circuits, Refresher of ESD Control for Electronics

Hours:  Initial class (One-time training) = 3 hours  & Recurrent class (Annual training ) = 1.5 hours

Class Size: 10 minimum 

Dates: (please click here for our training class schedule)

Class Time: 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

Training Location:

Staybridge Suites Albuquerque North

5817 Signal Ave. NE

Albuquerque, NM  87113 

Phone: (877)238-8889 or (505)266-7829



From I-25, take the Alameda Exit 233 East bound.

Turn right at the STOP sign from Alameda Blvd. onto San Pedro Dr.

Turn right onto Signal Ave. from San Pedro Dr.

The building address is 5817 Signal Ave. NE.

Please enter through the main entrance of the facility and follow the Skolnik signs posted inside the building to arrive to the conference room.


What to bring: Pencil and paper for taking notes


What to wear: Casual, comfortable clothes


Inclement weather:  Should we experience inclement weather at any time during the training period, please check our web site at or call us at (505) 299-1157 early in the morning on the class date prior to start of class, for instructions regarding the training schedule for that particular class date.  Thank you.

Registration: (please click here to register)

Lodging Accommodation (for our valued out-of-town guests):

Staybridge Suites Albuquerque North

5817 Signal Ave. NE

Albuquerque, NM  87113 

Phone: (877)238-8889 or (505)266-7829


Various Comments from Past Attendees:

"I've had EE's try to explain ESD but it has never sunk in as well as it did today - Very good course!"

Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories


"The demos were great - it's so much easier to learn this way!  Thanks for an excellent class."

Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories


"I learned much more about ESD than I had expected.  This information will be used in my lab."

Technologist - Sandia National Laboratories


"I loved the hands-on demos.  They really helped me to appreciate and to better understand the do's & don'ts in ESD control."

Technician - Los Alamos National Laboratory


"I enjoyed everything about this class - its teaching style, class format, class content, teaching tools & demos.  Thanks very much!"

Technologist - Sandia National Laboratories


"The real life examples are simply invaluable - how not completely understanding the subject can make things worse."

Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories

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Skolnik Technical is also an active member of the ESD Association.