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Choose the training solution that's right for your team.

New technology is only as good as its operators, and and an operator is only as good as his training. At CTRL Systems, we know that proper training is the key to successful integration. We offer several options to get your team up and running quickly.

Ultrasound Operator Certification, Level 1

ISO STANDARD 18436 - 8:2013(E), 

CTRL Systems Inc. level 1 certification uses parts of ISO 29821 and ISO 18436 to outline methods and requirements for carrying out condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines using scan mode and contact mode ultrasound to provide measurement, data interpretation, and assessment criteria. These techniques are typically carried out on operating machinery under a range of conditions and environments. CTRL's ultrasound detector is a passive technology that detects acoustic anomalies produced by machines.

The skills and expertise of the practitioner performing the measurements and analyzing the data are critical to the effective application of ultrasound. A practitioner of ultrasound, with knowledge based and practical training should be able to develop proper techniques to incorporate methods and procedures that lead to reliable and repeatable ultrasound inspection results.

Level 1 Classification 

CTRL Systems Inc. level 1 certification provides recognition of the qualifications and competence of individuals to perform ultrasound measurements and analysis for machinery condition monitoring using CTRL's Systems Inc. ultrasound equipment. It is possible that this procedure is not applicable to specialized equipment or other specific situations. Individuals classified as CTRL Systems Inc. level 1 are qualified to perform ultrasound measurements according to established and recognized procedures. Personnel classified as level 1 will be able to:

  1. Apply a specified ultrasound measurement technique, scan mode or contact mode.

  2. Set up and operate the ultrasound equipment for safe ultrasound data collection.

  3. Verify the integrity of collected data and prevent or control poor data and error sources.

  4. Perform basic fault detection, severity assessment, and diagnosis.

  5. Maintain a database of results and trends.

  6. Evaluate and report test results.

  7. Recognize and prevent or control factors that result in the acquisition of poor quality data.

  8. Training


To earn the CTRL Systems Inc. level 1 certification the candidate must successfully complete three days of formal instruction, followed by an exam administered by CTRL Systems Inc. The candidate must also complete, within six months of exam, at least one of five projects at his facility.


Upon completion of project(s) the candidate will submit a certification application to CTRL Systems Inc. If all five projects are completed the candidate will be issued a certificate for level 1 ultrasound condition monitoring and diagnostics universal good for five years from date of issue. If less than five projects are completed the candidate will be issued a certificate for level 1 ultrasound condition monitoring and diagnostics good for five years from date of issue in the areas completed.

Next Session

Houston: February 19-23, 2024

Presented in partnership with EnVibe, Inc., the course will be presented from a hardware-neutral perspective, and offer tools and
software options for users of any ultrasound listening Condition-Based Monitoring (CBM) technology.

Online Workshop

Web Conference Training Sessions

We understand that convenience and public health considerations often dictate training options. With this in mind, CTRL Systems offers several webinar-based training sessions, including customized sessions.

1. UL101 QuickStart Training (Webinar) -- 2 hours

2. InCTRL QuickStart Training (Webinar) -- 4 hours

3. Customized Training Options -- contact CTRL

We also offer free webinars on our YouTube channel each month. Check back soon for an updated schedule.

On-Site Training Options

​CTRL offers to options for comprehensive on-site training programs. Both include extensive classroom training and hands-on equipment training in the field. This program was designed to bring the classroom to you while providing customized input and practice on your own equipment.

We can train up to 10 people per class at your facility.

Larger class sizes may require additional trainers.

Option 1: Half-Day Training (4-5 hours) -- ideal for hardware training on a single application (i.e. leak detection or electrical inspection). Includes classroom instruction and field training.

Option 2: 1-1/2 Day Training (12-13 hours over two days) -- designed for multiple application hardware training or InCTRL/CBM integration. Includes classroom instruction, field training, and administrator consultation. 

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