Smart Industry Readiness Index

Certified Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) Assessor Programme

WHAT IS THE CERTIFIED SMART INDUSTRY READINESS INDEX (SIRI) ASSESSOR PROGRAMME ABOUT?

The Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) was created by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) in partnership with a network of leading technology companies, consultancy firms, and industry, and academic experts. SIRI comprises a suite of frameworks and tools to help manufacturers – regardless of size and industry – start, scale, and sustain their manufacturing transformation journeys. SIRI covers the three core elements of Industry 4.0: Process, Technology, and Organisation.

A) Training Course

The SIRI Assessor Training Course will equip industry practitioners with the requisite industry knowledge and skills to become a Certified SIRI Assessor (“CSA”). The curriculum covers content on Industry 4.0, SIRI frameworks and tools, business consulting concepts, and the methodology for conducting an Official SIRI Assessment. The SIRI Assessor Training Course is conducted over 40 hours of classroom training. TÜV SÜD is an Approved Training Provider to offer the SIRI Assessor Training Course.

Industry practitioners looking to become a Certified SIRI Assessor (CSA), and in-house Subject Matter Experts from manufacturing companies, who are keen to better understand the frameworks and tools used in the SIRI Assessment to conduct internal, informal assessments for their own firms are welcome to enrol for the SIRI Assessor Training Course.

Note: Applicants could register for the training course without any requirements. In order to be qualified for the examination and certified as a CSA, the pre-requisites stated in the section below, ‘B) Certification Scheme’ will have to be met.

B) Certification Scheme

The SIRI Assessor Certification Scheme aims to safeguard the integrity and consistency of the Official SIRI Assessment conducted by ensuring the quality and proficiency of the CSA. In addition to having attended the SIRI Assessor Training Course, candidates will have to meet pre-requisites listed below to be eligible to register for the CSA Examination. The CSA Examination consists of two sections: a theory paper comprising multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and a practical case interview. TÜV SÜD is the appointed Examination Body administering the CSA Examination on behalf of EDB.

Area

Criteria Required

Documentation

Academic Qualifications

Relevant Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (“STEM”) subjects.

Applicant to submit proof of academic qualifications

Professional Experience

Consulting: At least 3 years of job experience relating to advisory work and activities.

AND

Domain Expertise: At least 5 years of job experience relating to the manufacturing sector.

Applicant to submit CV/ resume highlighting job scope and responsibilities.

References

2 referees from manufacturing and/or advisory projects over the last 2 years.

Applicant to provide 2 referees for verification.

Coursework Requirements

Complete at least 40 hours of approved coursework at any EDB-approved training provider. Please refer to Annex A for details on the approved coursework.

Applicant to submit attendance certificate issued by the approved training provider.

Table 1: Pre-requisites for the CSA Examination

SIRI certificate

Image 1: Sample of CSA Certificate


SIRI ASSESSOR TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE

Class Details

Venue

Fully Digital via Microsoft Teams

Cost
(Excluding VAT)

US$3,600

Class Size

15 participants

Training Sessions Region 

Training Dates

Training Time (Time zone)

 May 2024 India  20 – 24 May 

IST: 0900 – 1700 (UTC+5.5)

SGT: 1130 – 1930 (UTC+8)

 May 2024  China 20 – 23 May 

CST: 0900 – 1700 (UTC+8)

SGT: 0900 – 1700 (UTC+8)

 Jun 2024  Middle East  3 – 7 Jun

CEST: 0700 – 1500 (UTC+2)

GST: 0900 – 1700 (UTC+4)

SGT: 1300 – 2100 (UTC+8) 
 Jun 2024  Americas 10 – 14 Jun 

EDT: 0700 – 1500 (UTC-4)

SGT: 1900 – 0300 (UTC+8) 
 Jul 2024  India  1 – 5 Jul

IST: 0900 – 1700 (UTC+5.5)

SGT: 1130 – 1930 (UTC+8) 
 Aug 2024  China  19 – 23 Aug

CST: 0900 – 1700 (UTC+8)

SGT: 0900 – 1700 (UTC+8) 
Sep 2024 Middle East  2 – 6 Sep  

CEST: 0700 – 1500 (UTC+2)

GST: 0900 – 1700 (UTC+4)

SGT: 1300 – 2100 (UTC+8)

CERTIFIED SIRI ASSESSOR EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

 

Examination Details

Venue

Fully Digital via Microsoft Teams

Cost
(Excluding VAT)

US$915


Examination Sessions

Examination Dates 
 May 2024 6 May - 10 May 
July 2024 29 Jul - 2 Aug  
Sep 2024   30 Sep - 4 Oct 

  • Training and Certification Application Process
    CSA icon Attend the SIRI assessor training course

    The 5-day CSA Training program prepares industry practitioners in the utilization of key frameworks and execution of SIRI assessments.

     

     

    CSA icons

    Pass the CSA examination

    The CSA examination comprises of both theory and practical components.

     

     

    CSA iconRegister formally through the SIRI portal

    Upon passing the examination, candidates are to formally register themselves with INCIT through the SIRI Portal

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  • Factsheet
    Download the factsheet here.

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