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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis - Managing Risk

Format Web-based

This course will guide you in the effective use of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA). Learn the steps and actions needed to conduct an FMEA for processes within your organization. Valuable techniques are introduced as you move through the FMEA. You will also review a practical, real-life scenario that leverages FMEA to prioritize changes geared toward improving a process. Knowledge-check activities throughout the course will let you apply what you’ve learned.

This easy-to-follow course, with engaging narration and animation, guides you step by step through failure mode and effects analysis, or FMEA, which is a technique used to determine the types of failures that may occur and prioritizes each failure effect based on the risk, severity of impact, and frequency of occurrence. Learn about the specific steps and actions comprising failure mode and effects analysis, as well as the steps to take once an FMEA has been performed. Review a practical, real-life scenario that leverages FMEA to prioritize changes geared toward improving the process in question. Interactive knowledge checks in this course let you apply what you’ve learned.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0.05
  • Length: 0.5 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.05
  • Audience: New to Quality
  • Provider: ASQ - Online
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the components of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • -Understand when to use FMEA
  • -Describe the types of FMEA
  • -Define the benefits of FMEA
  • -Calculate risk priority number (RPN)
  1. Overview of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
    1. FMEA: Described
    2. Benefits of use
    3. Types of FMEA
    4. Origin of FMEA
  2. FMEA: Step by Step
    1. Define the problem
    2. Assemble a project team
    3. Analyze failure mode and effects
      1. Document the failure chain
      2. Determine the risk criteria
      3. Establish the severity (S)
      4. Identify the frequency of occurrence (O)
      5. Determine the ease of detection (D)
      6. Calculate risk priority numbers (RPNs)
      7. Prioritize actions based on RPN determinations
  3. Working With FMEA
    1. Watch a team work through a real-life scenario using FMEA and a variety of quality tools to drive process improvement
  4. Applying FMEA
    1. Put your knowledge to work and apply what you have learned in a series of interactive knowledge checks
  5. Presenting FMEA
    1. Use the ASQ FMEA template to create an electronic FMEA that can be forwarded to the appropriate decision makers
  6. Summary


This is a self-paced course that can be started at any time. 

Course requirements:

  • Flash version
    • Flash Player 10 or later http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash, and one of the following browsers:
      • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later
      • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome
      • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later
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

  • Computer – PC or Macintosh
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later
  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • For instructor-led virtual WebEx courses, a speakerphone or telephone headset in a designated room or space with no distractions (preferred)

NOTE: Refer to product description for any additional system requirements.

WebEx – Virtual Course: Advance Preparation and Student Information

Join a Test Session

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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.

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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/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another ASQ course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Web-based

Internet-based, self-paced training modules, which may involve combinations of text, visuals, audio, interactive simulations and quizzes (see specific courses for features and tools).  These web-based courses require a computer and Internet access.

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