What is IEC ?

The IEC is an integrated part of the ICCCS.

The goal of the IEC is harmonizing and sharing cleanroom courses. The IEC promotes the preparation and accreditation of internationally-recognized educational courses for people who design and test and monitor, operate, and work as operators in cleanrooms. 

The IEC accredits Cleanroom and Contamination courses that treat subjects according to the relevant ISO standards. Courses are accredited within an ‘Accreditation Guidelines’ set down by the IEC. People attending courses will be certified by examination and each successful candidate is awarded a certificate with the ICCCS Education logo and has their name placed on the website

A quality assurance system has been established to ensure a high standard of courses, and includes such requirements as:

1.    Suitable course content
2.    Relevant and up-to-date notes or textbooks
3.    Expert Lecturers
4.    The setting of clear and unambiguous exam questions
5.    Suitable exam marking practices
6.    Board to audit the course and exams
7.    Public traceability of a person’s certificate

The IEC activities are coordinated by a member of the executive board of the ICCCS. In 2016 this is done by Koos Agricola (koos.agricola@icccs.net).

IEC gets income from a €10 fee for each candidate that passes an IEC exam. Costs are made for the expenses for the writing of documents, the processing of the submissions, costs of meetings, administration and various other expenses. Societies are responsible for the costs to attend the IEC meetings and the running of IEC accredited courses and website with the name of the candidates to whom and when a certificate is issued.

As a training body one can get ICCCS Education accreditation through a national society that is a member of the ICCCS.


ICCCS Education Committee (IEC) 

Koos Agricola (Chairman) Email: koosagricola@home.nl
Andre van Tongeren Email: tongeren@aero-dynamiek.nl

Andreea Olaru Email: 

Chris Delaney email: 

Myung Do Oh email: 

Sheesh Gulati  Email: 


IEC Objectives

Harmonizing cleanroom education and training throughout the world according to TC209 ISO standard (14644 and 14698)

Fundamental principle of Professional Certification through Examination

Stimulate international education in cleanroom technology and contamination control

Encourage International co-operation & exchange of courses

  • Between national cleanroom societies
  • Between cleanroom users and professionals

IEC History

  • Since 2015 the ICEB activities are taken over by the ICCCS Education Committee.
  • In São Paulo the ICCCS Education Committee presents its business plan.
  • The IEC proposes to replace all new ICEB accreditations by ICCCS Education Accreditations
  • 2 new courses are accredited:
  • Cleanroom Technology, Theory & Practice (Associate Level Certification Course) by the CCSI
  • Cleanroom Pass (Basic ICCCS course on cleanroombehaviour) by ICS
  • 1 course is re-accredited:
  • Metrology and test methods By ASPEC
  • Annual meeting in Berlin
  • IEST is a new member of the ICEB
  • Re-accreditation of ICEB courses of 2010 (ASCCA, ICS and VCCN)
  • 3 new courses are submitted by the ICS
  • ICEB will be integrated into the ICCCS in 2016 and will not have separate members and no separate executive board anymore
  • The ICEB will be coordinated by the coordinator of the ICCCS education committee.
  • Annual meeting in Seoul South Korea
  • Brazil is a new member of the ICEB
  • New course from ASENMCO
  • Re-accreditation of ICEB courses of 2009 (VCCN)
  • 20 courses from 6 countries accredited
  • Annual ICCCS/ ICCB meeting in Paris, France
  • guidelines demonstrated through accreditation of 1stcourses (CCCS & S2C2)
  • ICEB meeting in Chicago
  • New name International Cleanroom Education Board,
  • Draft ICEB Statutes
  • first set of accreditation guidelines
  • 7 courses from 3 countries accredited
  • Executive Board meeting in Glasgow, UK
  • Annual meeting in Cork, Ireland
  • ICEB statutes completed and signed.
  • Executive Board meeting in Dublin, Ireland
  • Annual meeting in Washington
  • complete set of guidelines and course structure,
  • election Koos Agricola, VCCN as Secretary
  • RACC (Romania) becomes a member
  • 10 courses from 3 countries accredited.
  • Annual meeting in Tokyo, Japan
  • Election Wang Da Qian (CCCS) as Chairman and Laure
  • Alloul-Marmor (ASPEC) as Treasurer
  • ECCCS becomes new member
  • 14 courses from 5 countries accredited.
  • Annual meeting in Milan, Italy
  • KACA (Korea) submits 5 accredited courses
  • ASPEC (France) sumits new accredited courses
  • ICEB student fee increased from €5 to € 10 per student
  • Presentation of ICEB Business Plan
  • Annual meeting in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Election of new treasurer, Sergio Mauri (ASCCA)
  • SBCC (Brazil) and ÖRRG (Austria) become a new member
  • S2C2 (Scotland) is no longer a member.
  • Re-accreditation of ICEB courses of 2007 (ICS and CCCS)
  • Now there are 13 members
  • 19 courses from 6 countries accredited.
  • Annual meeting in Reno USA
  • BCW (Belgium) will become a new member
  • ECCCS (Egypt) is no longer a member
  • Re-election of Koos Agricola (VCCN) as secretary
  • Plan to set up international board of examiners
  • 13 out of 17 ICCCS members are ICEB member
  • 19 courses from 6 countries accredited.