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.

The Certified SIRI Assessor Programme was established by the Singapore Government to formally recognise independent and neutral individuals who are able to professionally assess a manufacturing facility using SIRI and its accompanying frameworks and tools. 

The Certified SIRI Assessor Programme consists of a training course and certification scheme.

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.

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 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

Venue

Fully Digital via Microsoft Teams 

Cost
(Excluding GST)

S$4,800 

Class Size

15 participants


Training Sessions

 Region

Training Dates

 Training Time (Timezone)

 Jul 2022

Middle East

18 – 22 Jul

 GST: 0900 – 1800
(UTC+4)

Aug 2022

Europe/Americas

 15 – 19 Aug

 CEST: 1300 – 2200
(UTC+2)
EDT: 0700 – 1600
(UTC-4)

 Aug – Sep 2022

 Singapore

 29 Aug – 2 Sep

 SGT: 0900 – 1800 (UTC+8)

Sep 2022

 Singapore

12 – 16 Sep

SGT: 0900 – 1800 (UTC+8) 

Sep 2022

 Europe/Americas

26 – 30 Sep

 CEST: 1300 – 2200
(UTC+2)
EDT: 0700 – 1600
(UTC-4)


Certified SIRI Assessor Examination Schedule

Examination Details

Venue

Fully Digital via Microsoft Teams

Cost
(Excluding GST)

S$1,000


Examination Sessions

Examination Dates

 Jun – Jul 2022

27 Jun – 1 Jul

Jul 2022

25 – 29 Jul

 Aug 2022

22 – 26 Aug

 Sep 2022

19 – 23 Sep

 Oct 2022

10 – 14 Oct

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