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Meeting Notice

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents

"Professional Certification for EMC Practitioners"

Presented by: Russell Carstensen

Date: Monday September 30, 2002

Refreshments: 5:30 PM

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Meeting Location: EST Testing Solutions (Formerly Defiance Testing and Engineering)

47523 Clipper Street Plymouth, MI 48170 USA Phone: +1 734 455 6352 Click here for a Map to EST Testing Solutions

This is a FREE event. Snacks and refreshments will be provided at 5:30 PM. Presentation at 6:00 PM.

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Presentation information:

Mr. Carstensen will discuss the origins of the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) EMC program. He will also cover the certification process as it applies to EMC engineer and technician certifications, drafting the required 10 questions and strategies for taking the NARTE examination to maximize your chances of passing the examination the first time. In addition, Mr. Carstensen will also talk about the impact of the new ISO 17024 standard on the certification process and something about the new product safety certification for the Low Voltage Directive.


Mr. Carstensen has more than 34 years of Government and private industry experience in electronic systems design, acquisition and integration. He has served at the Vice- Presidential level and Branch Supervisor levels for Applied Engineering, Acquisition Policy, Quality Assurance and Electromagnetic Effects. He was Technical Director of the Shipboard Electromagnetic Compatibility Improvement Program at the Naval Sea Systems Command responsible for control of adverse electromagnetic effects (EMI, EMC, EMV, RADHAZ, HERO, and EMP) on all active Fleet ships. He also served as Head of the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Branch at the Naval Air Systems Command, where he developed and implemented the certification process for EMC technical personnel and the accreditation process for EMC test laboratories. Mr. Carstensen currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers. Mr. Carstensen is a senior member of the IEEE, a past chair of the DC/Northern Virginia Chapter of the EMC Society. He holds a BSEE from the University of Washington, is a professional engineer registered in the states of Washington and Virginia and is a certified Electromagnetic Compatibility engineer.

Russell V. Carstensen, P.E.
123 18th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone (360) 352-8471

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