Structure of IEC 60601


Gain an understanding of the nomenclature and structure around the 60601 series and explore the relationships of the general standard to collateral standards, particular standards, amendments and national deviations.  This course will introduce learners to the methods of revision to the standard as well as the process of national adoption to address specific regional requirements.

This module is included in the Designing for Compliance to IEC 60601-1 3rd Ed. eLearning bundle. Click here to access the full bundle.


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the relationship of the general standard with collaterals, particulars and their amendments
  • Distinguish the numbering of the particular standards and their clauses
  • Differentiate content by the font type used in the standard
  • Locate specific information within the standard
  • Identify the US, Canadian, and European deviations of IEC 60601


Learning objectives will be measured by knowledge check questions throughout and a final case study.

Target Audience

  • Product safety engineers
  • Compliance engineers
  • Product designers
  • Regulatory approval staff
  • Production support engineers
  • Quality assurance staff
  • Technical marketing professions

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • 0.1 IACET CEUs; contact your local jurisdiction for CEU recognition.
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Time Requirement


Web-Based 60 minutes $180.00

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