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After taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Successfully describe and identify an RTD

  • Describe what RTDs are used for

  • List some common industrial uses of RTDs

  • Describe when to use an RTD over other Temperature Sensors

  • Connect an RTD into a basic temperature monitoring circuit

  • Calibrate a temperature transmitter and RTD

  • Troubleshooting an RTD and Their Circuits

  • Describe what to do after repairing an RTD and its Circuit.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • 1.1. Introduction to the Course

    • 1.2. What You Will Learn

    • 1.3. Who Will Benefit From This Course?

  2. 2
    • 2.1. What is an RTD?

    • 2.2. What are RTDs used for?

    • 2.3. When To Use An RTD Over Other Temperature Sensors

    • 2.4. Section Conclusion

    • 2.5. Section 2 Quiz

  3. 3
    • 3.1. How to Connect an RTD into a Basic Temperature Monitoring Circuit


Knowing how to install, calibrate, and troubleshoot RTDs is one of the most valuable skills you can develop in an industrial workplace. This course will provide all the key information on why Resistance Temperature Detectors aren't just common but also essential! Plus we'll walk through each step together so that you have a complete understanding by course's end.

Ideal for you if…

  • You are an Electrical and Instrumentation Technician. Maintenance technicians can encounter RTDs on a daily basis. Therefore, it is extremely important to understand as much as possible about the instrument.

  • You are a student learning the electrical trade. This course can give you an advantage as you will already know some of the basic instruments used in the industry.

Prepare for better pay & bigger responsibility

Jake Watkins

Since I started training a few months ago, I can see there’s been a huge difference in how much more efficiently and effectively I can handle PLC repairs in the field. Our clients are telling management how happy they are to get back online more quickly and save money because I’m turning around faster fixes. I definitely recommend it for anyone who needs PLC training at any level.

Mario Flores

I needed to get up to speed on working with Siemens PLC equipment and came across RealPars training on YouTube. I watched my first video and immediately went to the website and signed up as a student. I like the way information is explained step-by-step and that it’s broken down into small chunks…I can go back and review anytime I want. I’m already seeing that I can perform repairs faster and with more confidence. Three of my co-workers were so impressed, they signed up for RealPars, too.

Meet your instructor

Kevin Cope

Kevin Cope is a Master Electrician with a wealth of experience. He's spent fifteen years in industrial electrical and instrumentation, exploring everything from manufacturing to public utilities! His passion for the trade goes further though - he also dedicates his time teaching Industrial Maintenance at an area Vocational School; passing on knowledge and recruiting new talent into this incredible line of work.

Here’s why you’ll succeed

  • One-on-one support

    Stuck or have a question? You get unlimited support from our team of proven PLC programming experts.

  • Laser-focused lessons

    We only teach you exactly what you need to know to master a PLC course. No fluff, filler, or wasting your time.

  • Experienced instructors

    All PLC training courses include step-by-step instructions from the world’s best so you can join their ranks and gain an unfair advantage.

The RealPars guarantee

  • Suited for all skill levels

    we’ll help you get the skills you need to stand out and get hired!

  • Learn practical skills

    You can immediately apply learnings and improve your results.

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You'll get lifetime access to this course.


  • Can I get a certificate for this course?

    "Complete Introduction to RTDs | Resistance Temperature Detectors" is a free course. No certificate will be granted for completing a free course. However, You will receive a personalized certificate of completion once you have fully finished a course (that provides a certificate) while being a Pro member.

  • What is the required software and hardware for this course?

    There won't be any specific hardware or software required for completing this course.

  • Can my employer purchase a course for me?

    Yes. Most people enroll individually, and then submit their receipt to their employer for reimbursement. However, if your employer has a tuition budget and wants to train 5 people or more, you can send us an email at [email protected] and we will help you with bulk signup.

  • Can I register for a course if I am working full time?

    Of course. All of our course content is pre-recorded, so you can work and study on your own time.