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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 INCIT.


Criteria Required


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.


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

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


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 INCIT-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


Image 1: Sample of CSA Certificate

SIRI Assessor Training Course Schedule

Class Details


Fully Digital via Microsoft Teams 

(Excluding GST)


Class Size

15 participants

Training Sessions


Training Dates

 Training Time (Timezone)

Feb 2024 India 26 Feb - 1 Mar IST: 0900 – 1700 (UTC+5.5)
SGT: 1130 – 1930 (UTC+8)

Certified SIRI Assessor Examination Schedule

Examination Details


Fully Digital via Microsoft Teams

(Excluding GST)


Examination Sessions

Examination Dates

March 2024

18 Mar - 22 Mar

  • 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.

  • Factsheet

    Download the factsheet here.

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