On Boarding Operators

70-80% of cleanroom contamination is operator generated

Learn how to keep your controlled environment at a stable state

Critical Academy is the free online training platform to onboard your operators.

At Critical Academy our mission is to help companies keep their cleanrooms contaminant-free. Every course provides a detailed overview of cleanrooms applicable to the beginner, but also relevant to the more experienced cleanroom operator.

All lessons are created, reviewed, and taught by recognized experts and industry leaders and manifest our mission of best practice knowledge sharing. In this Academy we will have lectures, how-to videos, and guides. Feel free to fast forward, skip, and rewind your courses. We want you to fully understand this process and apply it to your critical environment.

In this course we will go over the basics that you need to know before you enter into a cleanroom. This course describes how various types of cleanrooms function, apparel gowning procedures, industry standards/practices, and the basics of operating a cleanroom.

Your Instructor

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

This is Chris Brown! One of the many master minds behind Critical Academy and your critical instructor. Chris earned a Degree in Nano-scale Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University. He also holds degrees in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. Chris has a proven track record as a problem solver, dissecting complex issues to come up with groundbreaking solutions. This capability has earned him a key position at Global Solutions for Contamination Control, which is a membership based organization, dedicated to independent material analysis to determine contamination identification. Chris also holds several certifications in the controlled environment industry.

Should you have any questions or any suggestions please reach out to Chris at [email protected] any time.



Free access to training courses, best practice content and quizzes


An overview of garment requirements for various classified controlled


This guide will help your operators to minimize cross-contamination and to keep the process contaminant free


Each operator will receive a training kit that includes the products that we talk about in the training (Gloves, Wipers, Apparel) *Available when 20 or more operators enroll

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need for this course?
Just a pen and paper for notes! We do also have sample kits that will aid in the success of this course. They are not required to have but are very helpful. These kits have all of the products that we talk about in the training. If you would like to request one please reach-out to [email protected]
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if my company has their own requirements?
Most companies do, but they still use Critical Academy to train on the basics of the cleanroom. We encourage companies to train their employees on their specific rules, while we handle the general training.
I love this course! How do I add my new operators to the course?
Simple! Just send them to our website www.criticalacademy.com and have them follow the enrollment steps.
How do I get more training kits for my new operators?
We love sending out our training kits for this course! When you need more for your new operators just reach out to your sales-rep and they will send you more kits. If you don't have a sales-rep, e-mail us and we will get you set up! [email protected]
Can this course be used as a "refresher"?
Of course! Please email us at [email protected] so that we can grant you the proper access to use the course as a refresher.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.