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Technical Education and Training for Hazardous Locations

We provide global public and private training solutions worldwide to help you achieve higher levels of safety and performance by closing the knowledge gap, meeting the needs of hazardous locations stakeholders.

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As a key thought leader in the hazardous locations industry, we provide global leadership in the codes and standards development community. We leverage the extensive expertise and real-world experience of our hazardous locations engineers to help support the technical design of your equipment and services. The result is best-in-class design reviews, technical education, hazardous location training and consultancy.

The need for operational excellence and safety in oil and gas has never been greater. Achieving higher levels of safety and performance while simultaneously reducing resources can be challenging, and it’s the reason for an expanding knowledge gap. Our technical training is provided as public or private workshops in customer facilities and public venues around the world or at one of our local offices.

Whether personnel are new to the industry or have a seasoned level of experience, we have a broad range of technical experts to help with all training needs. UL are the center of technical excellence and provide highly rated training that is tailored to the needs of hazardous locations stakeholders.

We offer a variety of standardized hazardous location training classes, as well as custom training on topics, such as:

Hazardous Area courses
  • IECEx Certification of Personnel Competence (CoPC): Classroom Training, Practical Training, Examination
  • Upstream NEC 500 – 505 (API RP)
  • Hazardous Area Combustible Dust Training
  • CompEx Training (Ex 01-04)
  • CompEx Foundation
  • CompEx Refresher
  • CompEx 11 (Mechanical
  • Hazardous Area Electrical Training (HAET-IADC)
  • Learn more about about our Hazardous Area courses
High Voltage courses
  • Basics of Global Hazardous Locations Requirements
  • Hazardous Locations Intrinsic Safety Design Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Functional Safety 
  • The ATEX Directive for Hazardous Locations   
  • EAC/Russian Certification
  • Non-Electrical Requirements
  • Private and/or Custom On-Site Training
  • Learn more about our other courses


Our technical training is a resource to help customers design compliant products and services without the need for extensive rework. In addition, UL can help provide fundamental education and installation training to help ensure an accurate understanding of global HazLoc certifications and services.

    Why UL

    We drive global research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving product safety, performance and interoperability needs. Our global network of technical experts and state-of-the-art facilities, along with our longstanding relationships with regulatory authorities, partner laboratories and industry technical leaders, help you gain the compliance credentials you need to compete in a more complex global supply chain. Additionally, working with us enables you to leverage our global brand acceptance and trust to add value to your innovations.

    Global certification experience

    UL’s global family of certification staff around the globe can help save you time and money for your global certification needs.

    Knowledge and speed

    Our technical experts are versed in a variety of protection methods and have a comprehensive understanding of the industry. That knowledge enables our engineers to bring a higher level of competency to the Quality Audits they perform. Also, with a U.S. based Certification Officer on staff, we have the capability to enact business efficiencies that can speed up your product’s speed-to-market and reduce certification time.

    Global market access

    We can help you speed up your time to a global marketplace, because we have a deep understanding of the certifications process and requirements involved — we helped develop them. UL participates in more than 50 standards writing committees, such as TC31 (IECEx), STP (North America), NFPA, API and BSEE, and CFR, which helps us streamline the certification of custom-built Hazardous Location (HazLoc) equipment. This includes UL, C-UL, ATEX and IECEx certifications.

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    Standard Changes for Zone 2 Equipment & How It Will Affect Your Business

    Zone 2 hazardous locations products are being affected by standards revisions that will modify several longstanding compliance approaches. Learn what these changes are, when they apply, and how to prepare for them in this informational webinar presented by the experts at UL, a global leader in the certification of Zone 2 equipment.

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    Global HazLoc & Explosive Atmosphere Markings

    UL’s expertise is here to help across all facets of the hazardous locations supply chain to help you prepare for successful installations, accelerated market access, and increased profits. This webinar covers HazLoc and Explosive Atmospheres markings, including North American Listings, ATEX and IECEx Certifications.

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