Certified PROFIBUS Engineer course (VTC)
At Endress+Hauser training facility, Manchester M23 9NF. Also available on-site for groups of 6 to 12 people.
19.09.2017, 24.10.2017
United Kingdom

The Certified PROFIBUS Engineer Course is the flagship course from PI for engineers who already have a basic technical knowledge of PROFIBUS or other fieldbus systems.  This 3½ day hands-on course covers the detailed theory of PROFIBUS DP and PA network operation. This is an in-depth course that teaches the details of what goes on in a PROFIBUS network. You will learn about the telegrams that pass between PROFIBUS devices, how the network is configured and started up, how the network deals with conflicts and other errors and in-depth troubleshooting. 

Those who pass the written examination and practical test will gain a valuable and internationally recognised certificate as to their competence to work on PROFIBUS networks. Graduates of the course will also have the right to have their name listed in the Certified PROFIBUS Engineer section of the PROFIBUS web site at

Course Content

The course starts with the basics of PROFIBUS DP and PA network operation and an overview of developments including extensions to the standard and PROFINET. You learn how to configure PROFIBUS networks and how to interpret the GSD files that are used to describe devices.

Most of the course is involved with understanding and interpreting the various telegrams that pass between devices. You will learn to use ProfiTrace Ultra to diagnose problems and carry out network health checking on real DP and PA systems,

As well as covering basic cyclic data exchange (so-called DP-V0), the course covers DP-V1 extensions that are used in PA devices and more complex DP devices. System timing is also covered in depth. System configuration using DP/PA couplers and link modules is also covered. The PA profile, which provides a standard user interface to process instruments and actuators, is explored in depth.

The course retains a good balance of practical, hands-on sessions with in-depth technical presentations. You will learn how cyclic data is used for process data with a class-1 master and how to accomplish asset management functions using modern PA engineering tools with class-2 master functionality.


Certified PROFIBUS Installer and Certified PROFIBUS Engineer courses are being delivered by Verwer Training & Consultancy in Manchester at Endress+Hauser's training facility at M23 9NF. Contact Sophie Cotton at E+H Manchester to book a place. Courses are also available on-site for between 6 and 12 people (contact

Comments from previous attendees

  • “Excellent course … extensive knowledge and experience of the tutor.”
  • “Excellent practical set-up, hands-on with real devices.”
  • “By far the best technical course I have ever attended … excellent but intensive”
  • “Very well structured course. Really enjoyed the week.”
  • “Excellent course: will be recommending that individual site engineers attend.”
  • “…would like to thank you for one of the most valuable learning opportunities I have had…”


Registration and booking

Bookings can be made by contacting Sophie Cotton, E+H's Training & Events Coordinator, tel: +44 (0)161 286 5193, Email: Alternatively drop an email to


Verwer Training and Consultancy Ltd
Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1625 871199
+44 (0)7732 625584



Verwer Training and Consultancy Ltd
5 Barclay Road
SK12 1YY Poynton, Stockport
United Kingdom
00 44 1625 871199
+44 1612476326
By: Andy Verwer