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Certified PA module


The 'Certified PROFIBUS Engineer' course is a world wide recognized training program. It has been founded to create a quality platform for PROFIBUS qualified engineers who are acknowledged by an official exam.



  • Training methodology Certified PA Module (CPA); Theory + practice (incl. exam)
  • Price Certified PA Module (CPA); € 925,- per person
  • Duration Certified PA Module (CPA); 1 day (9 AM - 5 PM)


The Certified PA module takes 2 days and is fully concentrated on PROFIBUS PA. 

PROFIBUS plays a primary part in industrial automation and in most cases Certified Engineers are the only ones who can carry out the project. Through the valuable Certified Engineer status, companies and its employees can distinguish themselves from the other companies who are involved with this technology.


Target audience

This training course is intended for everyone who has to understand the theoretical and practical aspects of PROFIBUS. For example:


Difference between DP and PA

DP/PA couplers and links

  • Currents, voltages and limits
  • Specifications
  • Performance
  • Required busparameters

MBP technology

  • Electrical characteristics
  • Topology
  • Spurs
  • Termination
  • Cable specifications
  • Grounding and shielding

Network components

  • Connectors
  • Junction boxes

Explosion safety and solutions DP-V1

Parameters and profiles

  • The structure of cyclical data
  • Status value
  • Profile GSD files and Ident Numbers
  • Parameter sets from instruments
  • Difference FDT/DTM/DDL

Practical exercises

  • Creating networks with the help of configuration tools
  • Setting parameters at instruments
  • Generating diagnostics
  • Oscilloscope measurements
  • Using ProfiTrace and the PA Probe
  • Calculating currents and voltages

And many more subjects......

Ready knowledge to solve independent faults

Because we have a duty to deliver, we can not afford to depend on third parties relating to maintenance and troubleshooting. Thanks to the training "PROFIBUS Troubleshooting & Maintenance" we now have ready knowledge and we can independently prevent and rectify errors.

Jeroen Wesselink - Dunea

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Trainer: Fedor Meyer NLD, ENG

Trainer: Fedor Meyer

Training & Support
T: +31 (0)174 671800

Other Information


It is only accessible for people who have passed the standard Certified PROFIBUS Engineer course. It's recommended that the attendee has knowledge about the following:

  • Terms which are common in the industrial automation (PLC, remote I/O, etc.)
  • Terms which are common in electrical engineering (resistance, voltage, etc.)
  • Familiar with Binary and Hexadecimal representations
  • Capable of working with at least Windows XP

Other information

  • The participants will receive: a course book, USB-stick, writing materials and a certificate (after passing the exam).
  • It is allowed to install ProfiTrace on your laptop and use it during the practical sessions.
  • A lunch is included on all course days and the exam day.