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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA): A Hands-On Guide to the Fundamentals

Format Live Virtual

Reduce your company’s risk of costly mistakes. FMEA allows you to identify potential modes of failure before launching a new product design or process or modifying existing ones.

In this 2-day, hands-on course, you will learn how to address potential failures within a new or existing product or process design to reduce risk and improve quality. 

During the morning of Day 1, we will begin by discussing the fundamentals of FMEA including its definition, when to use it and when not to use it, types of FMEA, basic steps of the process, and how to assemble and facilitate an FMEA team. During the afternoon, you will work individually and in small groups to review an everyday product design scenario and analyze/document possible failure chains using ASQ’s FMEA template. During the morning of Day 2, you will again work individually and in small groups to review and analyze a process scenario, giving you hands-on experience with both DFMEA and PFMEA in one unified learning experience.

In addition, the end of each training day is dedicated to an open workshop where you can practice your new FMEA skills on any unworked/in-process DFMEA and/or PFMEA from your industry or company.

On-site training is available for groups of five or more, offering convenience, cost-savings and even course customization when you bring our premier instructors to your organization.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 15 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 1.5
  • Audience: Practitioner, New to Quality
  • Provider: ASQ
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Define FMEA
  • Describe FMEA purpose, importance, and benefits
  • Differentiate between:
    • System FMEA (SFMEA)
    •  Process FMEA (PFMEA)
    • Design FMEA (DFMEA)
  • Explain basic steps of the FMEA process
  • Describe how to assemble an effective FMEA team
  • Facilitate an FMEA team
  • Conduct FMEA


To ensure that course workshops are as valuable as they can be, each participant should bring unworked/in-process DFMEA and/or PFMEA from their industry or company to the course. In addition, to effectively participate in essential course activities, each attendee needs to be able to modify, update, and save provided Microsoft Word and Excel files (version 2007 or later) during the class.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone trying to identify and reduce risk: design and/or process managers and engineers, or personnel in the fields of manufacturing, quality assurance, reliability research, development, and safety engineering

Day 1

  1. Introduction
  2. FMEA Essentials
  3. Completing DFMEA
  4. FMEA Workshop

Day 2

  1. Recap: Day 1
  2. Completing PFMEA
  3. FMEA Workshop
  4. Closing


This is a two-day, instructor-led, virtual course.


Student handbook
System Requirements
Here is what you need to participate in an ASQ web-based, self-paced, or instructor-led virtual WebEx course.

Registration Email

After course registration, you will receive an email with access instructions. If you do not, please check your email junk, spam, or clutter folders. If the email is not there, please contact ASQ. For virtual WebEx courses, you will receive another email 24 hours prior to the start of class containing additional access information.

Technical Requirements (impacts all ASQ-owned eLearning)


  • PC, Mac, or mobile device
  • Audio speakers or headset
  • High-speed internet connection

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WebEx – Virtual Course: Advance Preparation and Student Information

Join a Test Session

We strongly suggest that you join a WebEx test session in advance of your scheduled virtual training, using your preferred web browser. This can help prevent problems launching content the day your training begins.

If you do not have administrative privileges on the SAME computer you will be using the day of your training (i.e., your workstation within your organization) you may need the assistance of your local IT/IS help desk staff for the platform to engage correctly.

To join a test session (meeting), click here and enter your name and email address to join. If successful, you will see a screen that says "Congratulations! Your system is now set up properly ..."

Deactivate Pop-up Blockers

You should deactivate any pop-up blockers, spam filters, and company firewalls that could prevent the WebEx client platform or web-based course from working properly. Third-party toolbars such as Bing, Yahoo, and Google should also be disabled due to their own pop-up blocking capabilities.

Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
  • Requests for cancellations or transfers to another course offering received at least 30 calendar days before the start of the course can receive a full refund or transfer.
  • There are no refunds within 30 calendar days before the start of the course.
  • Requests to transfer to another course offering received between 29 and 10 calendar days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
  • There are no transfers within 9 calendar days before the start of the course.
  • There are no refunds if the content has been accessed.
  • Enrolled students who fail to attend their registered course without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
  • IMPORTANT: Some courses are delivered by ASQ’s partners and have separate cancellation policies. Please refer to the product page for exact information or contact Customer Care at [email protected].

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Live Virtual

A web-based, live, classroom-like instructor led experience allowing attendees to interact without traveling. Some courses include an electronic book or online access to materials for a limited time and up to three hard copy prints. – see course description for details.

No Offerings Scheduled English List: $1209 Member: $1099


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