Commission Your Complex Automation Systems

A Project Management Approach to Commissioning


Are you tired of ad-hoc on-site commissioning with no structured or methodical process?  Are you looking for a practical approach to deliver your automation projects on-time and on-budget using a proven commissioning method?

Today's automation systems are complex, and the commissioning industry has not kept pace with the automation technology and digital transformation that is taking place.  There is no structured process in place to successfully commission today's complex automation systems.

You will hear "We have always done it that way".  But the last project was delayed and over-budget - why would you want to do the same on the next project?

Do you need a better way for your next project?

The decisions made earlier in the project during the design/procurement and construction phases will determine the success of your commissioning phase.  Commissioning must be an integrated process in all aspects of the project, with the commissioning team's early involvement during all phases.

The commissioning industry is behind and is only now starting to catch up to the transformation taking place.  Today's commissioning projects can no longer use paper and spreadsheets - they need to be undertaken with sophisticated processes and sophisticated tools.

Without a proven and structured processes to properly plan and execute commissioning of your automation projects, they will quickly descend into chaos with no chance to deliver them on-time and on-budget.

Introducing the ICM: Automation Training Program


The Integrated Commissioning Method is the proven commissioning process I used as the Commissioning Manager to deliver a $5.2 Billion project on-time and on-budget.

This course provides the methodical method to plan and execute commissioning of your automation systems.  Avoid the guesswork of the decisions to make and the processes to follow - ICM gives you the details of how to structure your project for success, including what activities need to take place off-site during IFAT, how does on-site testing continue after installation, and what activities take place during performance verification testing prior to handover to the owner.

Learn the details of how and when to perform every automation testing activity during pre-commissioning and commissioning phases, including loop checks, alarm and interlock verification, site integration testing, and much more.

This online course is designed to teach you exactly the steps to take during every stage of the project to deliver your automation systems on-time and on-budget.


Here's What You'll Get When You Sign Up

All of our courses are worldwide accredited by the Engineering Institute of Canada.  This online course is self-paced and you can learn each part of the training program from the comfort of your home.  The course consists of multiple video sessions providing instruction and illustrations of the course topics.  Upon enrollment, you get lifetime access to all the training material.  You can start the course immediately and review it at any time during your next project.

After completing the course, you can access the test.  A passing mark of 80% or greater is required to receive your certificate.

This course provides you with all the knowledge and expertise to plan and execute your automation projects to deliver them on-time and on-budget.


EIC Accredited Course

All our courses are accredited by the Engineering Institute of Canada.

CEU and PDH credits are officially recorded and recognized worldwide once the course is successfully completed.

Resource Downloads

Several downloadable documents are provided with the course that you can use as examples to help you with your next project.

Case Studies

Example projects are given which show typical automation commissioning activities for review.  Each case study is reviewed to show the steps of automation commissioning.

Course Certificate

After completing the course and passing the test, an official certificate is issued in your name.  This certificate demonstrates your new achievement to others and recognizes your comprehension of automation commissioning.

Here's What People are Saying About our Courses

Our courses have helped so many people secure the job they are looking for or succeed at commissioning their projects. See what they are saying.

Mohd Kalil

"Thank you for the course, I thought it was well-organized training.  The material was very interesting and easily understood on commissioning activities.  Please thank everyone involved in the preparation and execution of the course."

Hilary David

"Thank you, Paul Turner for sharing this knowledge and expertise on this subject matter. It's an honor to participate in this very informative program." 

Yudhvir Rajpaulsingh 

"This has to be one of the most interesting and applicable courses I have completed in years. Thank you for the opportunity at a very affordable price in these times." 

Course Curriculum

The course includes instructional videos as well as several downloadable resources covering the following topics.

System Architecture & Automation Terminology

What is the difference between PLC, DCS, SCADA?  What makes up the overall system architecture.  Learn these fundamental concepts of automation systems.

Automation Team Roles & Responsibilities

Determine who needs to be part of your automation team through design, manufacture, implementation, and testing.

Reference Documentation for Design, Implementation, & Reporting

Learn about the important documents that are required during all stages of the project.

Automation Hardware & Software

Review the hardware and software vendors that are available on the market which you will encounter on your automation projects.

Determination of Subsystem/System Grouping

Learn how to systematize your project to align with your commissioning activities.

Commissioning Sequence/Scheduling

Establish your baseline automation commissioning sequence and schedule to align all other activities on the project.


Establish the proper safety protocols during commissioning to ensure all commissioning and startup activities are conducted in a safe manner.

Automation Deficiency Identification and Change Management

How to track automation deficiencies and required changes during your fast-paced on-site testing.

Software Version Control & Change Management

Why is version control critical and how is rigorous change management implemented during fast-paced commissioning.

Logic Development & Implementation

What needs to occur during logic design and programming to ensure the next steps of testing are successful.

IFAT - Integrated Factory Acceptance Testing

IFAT is a critical stage of commissioning and cannot be overlooked.  Learn how to mitigate project risk with this critical off-site testing.

Mechanical Completion

How to define handover from the construction team to the commissioning team for each automation hardware component.

Automation Pre-commissioning

Learn the details of each automation pre-commissioning activity including loop checks, alarm and interlock verification, site integration testing, and much more.

Automation Commissioning

How are complex process logic functions verified during dry/wet commissioning and cold/hot commissioning.

Process Startup & Performance Testing

What takes place during the startup of your plant process and how is the performance of the system verified prior to handover to the owner.

Commissioning Deliverables

How can the commissioning team contribute to operational readiness activities to prepare operators for ongoing operation and maintenance of the new facilities.


When does the automation warranty start and end and what is the commissioning team's role during this time.

Case Studies

Example projects are included with a review of how to commission each automation system.

Power Systems

How to commission automation systems of large electrical power systems including local and remote monitor and control from central control centers.

Mechanical Plant Process

How to commission distributed automation systems for large mechanical plant processes.


Lifetime Access

Access all the videos and download resources now or anytime in the future during your next project.

This is an invaluable resource to reference throughout your career.

Access to the Instructor

Exclusive access to Mr. Paul Turner, P.Eng, PMP.

Having an expert to answer all your commissioning questions is much-needed support.

Available on Multiple Devices

Download the course app to access content on any mobile or desktop device.

We know you're busy - having options to review the content gives you the flexibility to fit into your busy schedule.

Private Group Discussion

Access our Private Member Facebook Group to discuss automation commissioning questions with your peers.

Sometimes, you just need someone to discuss your ideas.

About the Course Instructor

Paul Turner, P.Eng, PMP

Mr. Turner is a Professional Electrical Engineer and a registered Project Management Professional. He has over 20 years of experience working with complex systems.  He lives in Canada and continues to actively commission megaprojects all over the world.

Mr. Turner has gained his experience on the following projects:

  • 2300 MW HVDC Transmission Link
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion and Upgrade
  • 200 MW Hydroelectric Generating Station
  • Spacecraft Qualification Testing
  • Booster Rocket Motor Qualification Testing

This course allows you to learn from Mr. Turner's commissioning experience of complex megaprojects to deliver them on-time and on-budget.  Accelerate your career by taking advantage of Mr. Turner's years of commissioning experience.

Here's What People are Saying About the Course Instructor

Roy Lay

"Thank you Paul, your training is practical, simple to understand & very comprehensive.  I look forward to more from you." 

Ahmed El Bagory

"Thanks, Paul Turner for pushing me forward in my commissioning career.  It is the first push and I hope it not to be the last one."

Md Arafat Hossain 

"I am highly delighted to be part of your team and grateful to you a lot.  Your video contents are most effective for learning and building a career in commissioning.  Your smooth speech with deep and strong knowledge helps me a lot and will be very convenient in the future." 

Asim Babiker 

"Really I am pleased to be following this training, full with integrity information for commissioning.  The way Paul provides information and materials is really very clear and integrated.  The manner and the performance are amazing.  We are pretty lucky to be on this platform.  Good job and thanks a lot." 

Denis Turan 

"Paul Turner is an experienced commissioning engineer who shares his valuable knowledge.  Easy to understand and insightful examples included." 

Accelerate your Commissioning Career

You can spend the next 20 years gaining the same level of knowledge and experience as Mr. Turner.  Or you can enroll now and gain access to all this knowledge in a condensed format.  Accelerate your career by learning the commissioning process now so you can maximize your continuous learning during your on-site commissioning experience.

Studying all the topics in this course could easily cost you $5000 - $10,000.  And often courses are too theoretical.  This course gives you all the practical information you need to successfully commission your projects on-time and on-budget at a much more affordable cost.

Our online courses are one of the best ways to get access to specialized knowledge that may not be available in your area. Commissioning training is certainly specialized, and online training is the best way to get access to this specialized knowledge.

Choose the pricing plan that works best for you:

Monthly Payments

3 Payments: $197

Enrollment Includes:

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Training Material
  • Accredited Certification
  • Access to the Instructor
  • Private Discussion Group


Full Payment

1 Payment: $497

Enrollment Includes:

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Training Material
  • Accredited Certification
  • Access to the Instructor
  • Private Discussion Group

30-Day No Hassle Money Back Guarantee

The ICM: Automation training course is the most comprehensive, step-by-step implementation program for Project Managers, Technicians, or Engineers who are looking to deliver their automation commissioning projects on-time and on-budget.

When you enroll, you will receive lifetime access to all parts of the training and all case studies, even new case studies as they are added.

If you don't feel totally confident and excited to tackle your next commissioning challenge, simply email [email protected] within 30 days of enrolling and we'll refund you for the course.

Don't wait!  Look at what past students are saying

Cale Stevens

"I am very impressed with the content and explanations. Very professionally done, Paul Turner. The downloadable content is invaluable. Thank you for furthering my educational portfolio. I highly recommended this for anyone in the field."

Hilary David

"Thanks again to Mr. Paul Turner for a very in-depth course about the commissioning process.  I learned quite a lot.  Looking forward to upcoming modules." 

Anthony Osagie 

"I am more equipped and confident to predict and spot problems that might arise if any of the commissioning steps are overlooked or played down, what to resolve immediately, and what can be handled in the future, all thanks to this well thought out course put together from years of experience." 

Saravanan Tamilalagan 

"Very valuable and informative program.  Thanks to Mr. Paul Turner for the knowledge sharing, I learned more than I expected." 

Frequently Asked Questions

Choose the pricing plan that works best for you:

Monthly Payment

3 Payments: $197

Enrollment Includes:

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Training Material
  • Accredited Certification
  • Access to the Instructor
  • Private Discussion Group


Full Payment

1 Payment: $497

Enrollment Includes:

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Training Material
  • Accredited Certification
  • Access to the Instructor
  • Private Discussion Group

Join the Commissioning Team

I have been commissioning projects for many years, and I am happy to share my knowledge with the commissioning community.  By sharing my knowledge and lessons learned, I hope that others can have the same success in their commissioning careers as I have.  Commissioning has been a very rewarding career for me, and I hope that it is just as rewarding for you as well.