Learn about EU RoHS and the requirements your company needs to comply with

When first adopted in early 2003, the EU “restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment” (RoHS) Directive was only 5 pages long and listed 9 exemptions. Today it is 42 pages long with 305 exemptions. RoHS has changed dramatically over the past 17 years and is continuing to change, with a major recast on the table over the next year.

Understanding RoHS today and how we got here is critical to being able to assess the changes to be proposed and take advantage of the opportunities to provide meaningful input to the process. This course will give you a solid understanding of the RoHS Directive, key aspects of its history, what is - and could be - in store for its future, and insights into industry "best practices" for incorporating compliance to RoHS into your company's product lifecycle management processes.

The course will cover:

  • EU RoHS overview and requirements
  • Beyond the basics
  • Complying with RoHS

To see more detail on what is covered, see the modules tab on this page.

Who should book a place?

This RoHS course is aimed primarily at people who are responsible for RoHS compliance within their companies. Others who may find it of interest would include engineers responsible for specifying substances and materials, quality assurance personnel, as well as test lab personnel and others who want to understand RoHS requirements.

Why should you book a place on this course?

  • To get a thorough understand of RoHS and it's requirements
  • To learn how to shape your company's compliance with the Directive
  • The course was written by industry experts with long-standing experience

The authors

This course has been written by Mike Kirschner from Design Chain Associates (DCA). DCA provides management and technical consulting services to manufacturers of discrete goods ("articles"), their suppliers (including software, hardware, material and chemical suppliers) and their customers in the areas of environmental compliance and performance, product sustainability, social compliance and supply chain management.

Typical services include education and training, business process evaluation and advice, software database requirements definition and selection, regulatory baselining and ongoing monitoring, data collection/management/reporting, and as-needed consulting on regulatory and customer requirements.