Restek Education

  • Well-trained chromatographers make productive analysts — and widely acclaimed education from Restek offers training solutions to fit every level of expertise, budget, schedule, and analytical topic.
  • Restek provides a variety of educational and networking opportunities to help you reduce guesswork, improve throughput and reliability, and raise your confidence in generated data.


Seminars:  Each full-day course delivers a wealth of information and networking opportunities in a professional, non-promotional, multimedia format with animated illustrations and problem-solving exercises that reinforce your understanding of important principles. In-person, instructor-led training (ILT) features a mixture of introductory, intermediate, and advanced elements that makes these presentations suitable for chemists of all experience levels, from beginners in chromatography to experienced analysts.

On-Site Training:  Bring Restek experts right to your lab! Our on-site seminars provide an excellent opportunity to train multiple analysts at once with reduced costs and no travel time. Restek experts can present existing seminars or teach material customized to tackle your specific analytical challenges based on your direction. Dates, duration, and topics are flexible. For additional information, contact your local Restek representative in the U.S. or outside the U.S.

Web-based Training: An excellent alternative to on-site training, web-based training can be either live or recorded, and allows tremendous flexibility in content and scheduling. Restek experts can present existing seminars or teach material customized to tackle your specific analytical challenges based on your direction. Dates, duration, and topics are flexible. For additional information, contact your local Restek representative in the U.S. or outside the U.S.


Capillary GC Fundamentals Seminar

This course is a solid initiation into the fundamentals and best practices of this widely used technique. You can gain practical knowledge of GC inlets and injection techniques, GC column selection, detector systems, and maintenance and troubleshooting.

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Course Topics

    • Introduction to Gas Chromatography
      • Definitions and History
      • GC Components and Types of Columns
      • Factors Affecting Chromatographic Separation
      • Basic Terminology
    • Factors Affecting Separation
      • Separation Theory
      • Factors Influencing Good Separations
        • Non-Column Related Factors
        • Column Related Factors
        • Other Considerations
    • Sample Introduction
      • Gas Delivery
      • Gas Control
      • Liquid Injection Techniques
      • Other Sample Introduction Techniques
      • Injector Maintenance
    • Detection Systems
      • Basic Terminology and Theory
      • Flame Ionization Detector
      • Electron Capture Detector
      • Mass Spectrometry Detector
    • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
      • Column Installation and Maintenance
      • Routine GC Maintenance
      • Troubleshooting Basics
      • Troubleshooting Exercises

Cancellations Policy

Cancellations made 10 business days prior to the seminar will be issued a 100% refund. No refund is given for cancellations made without 10 business days' notice. Cancellations must be made by calling Restek Customer Service at 1-800-356-1688, ext. 3. If you cannot attend the seminar, you may send someone in your place by calling in advance (1-800-356-1688 or 1-814-353-1300, ext. 3) with the name of the substitute. Although seminars are seldom cancelled, we do reserve the right to cancel them. Therefore, we strongly advise you to purchase only refundable travel tickets. Restek is not responsible for any travel expenses.

For additional information, contact your local Restek representative in the U.S. or outside the U.S.

Chromatographic Foundations for Cannabis Testing Seminar

Join Restek for this three-hour overview of the fundamentals of chromatography for cannabis-testing laboratories. This event will be valuable to any scientist or technician working directly with the chromatographic instruments used for the wide variety of testing performed on cannabis samples. A brief historical example will serve to highlight the foundations common to all chromatographic techniques. Next, this seminar will explore the major differences between the principal types of chromatography — gas chromatography and liquid chromatography — using examples from the cannabis industry to illustrate the advantages of each type. Finally, a survey of sample introduction and detection techniques, including headspace sampling and mass spectrometry, will introduce the audience to the variety of options available to supplement the separations performed by the chromatograph.

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Outline
— Universal chromatographic foundations
— GC-specific foundations
— LC-specific foundations
— Special topics: Sample introduction & detection
— Questions and answers

Cancellations Policy
Cancellations must be made by calling Restek Customer Service at 1-800-356-1688, ext. 3. If you cannot attend the seminar, you may send someone in your place by calling (1-800-356-1688 or 1-814-353-1300, ext. 3) with the name of the substitute. Although seminars are seldom cancelled, we do reserve the right to cancel them. Therefore, we strongly advise you to purchase only refundable travel tickets. Restek is not responsible for any travel expenses.

For additional information, contact your local Restek representative in the U.S. or outside the U.S.

GC-MS Fundamentals Seminar

Gain practical knowledge of mass spectrometric detectors, GC inlets and injection techniques, GC column selection, basic spectral interpretation, and maintenance and troubleshooting.

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Course Topics

    • Introduction to GC-MS
      • Definitions
      • Column Types
      • Separation Considerations
    • Mass Spectrometric Detectors
      • Background
      • Instruments
    • Inlets and Injection Techniques
      • Liquid Injection Techniques
      • Other Techniques
    • Column Selection
      • Factors Influencing the Separation
      • Practical Column Considerations
        • Column Related Factors
        • Non-Column Related Factors
    • Basic Spectral Interpretation
      • Isotopic Abundances
      • Common Fragments
      • Example Spectra
    • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
      • Routine Maintenance
      • Troubleshooting

Cancellations Policy

Cancellations made 10 business days prior to the seminar will be issued a 100% refund. No refund is given for cancellations made without 10 business days' notice. Cancellations must be made by calling Restek Customer Service at 1-800-356-1688, ext. 3. If you cannot attend the seminar, you may send someone in your place by calling in advance (1-800-356-1688 or 1-814-353-1300, ext. 3) with the name of the substitute. Although seminars are seldom cancelled, we do reserve the right to cancel them. Therefore, we strongly advise you to purchase only refundable travel tickets. Restek is not responsible for any travel expenses.

For additional information, contact your local Restek representative in the U.S. or outside the U.S.

LC-MS Fundamentals Seminar

This one-day lecture course is designed to increase your understanding of High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with a focus on mass spectrometry (MS) detection. The introduction will cover the principle components of the HPLC system, LC column chemistry, and chromatography fundamentals. We will also review ionization, mass analyzers, and MS detection with a focus on single- and tandem-quadrupole MS. A detailed look at the science behind the MS detection technique will be followed by a discussion of its advantages and disadvantages. Method development for MS will be shown, including mobile phase choice, sample considerations, calibration and tuning, and matrix considerations. Finally, you will learn method troubleshooting and best practices for LC-MS analyses.

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Course Topics

    • Introduction (4 minutes)
    • HPLC & Separations (2.5 hours)
      • Instrumentation
      • Principles & Basics of Chromatography
      • Column Chemistry
    • Ionization, Mass Analyzers & Detectors (2 hours)
      • Ionization Sources
      • Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry
      • Detectors
      • Estabilishing MRMs & Optimizing MS Parameters
    • LC-MS Method Development & Optimization (2 hours)
      • Column Selection
      • Mobile Phase Selection
      • Method Optimization
      • Method Trouble Shooting Quick Fixes
      • Case Study Examples

Cancellations Policy

Cancellations made 10 business days prior to the seminar will be issued a 100% refund. No refund is given for cancellations made without 10 business days' notice. Cancellations must be made by calling Restek® Customer Service at 1-800-356-1688, ext. 3. If you cannot attend the seminar, you may send someone in your place by calling in advance (1-800-356-1688 or 1-814-353-1300, ext. 3) with the name of the substitute. Although seminars are seldom cancelled, we do reserve the right to cancel them. Therefore, we strongly advise you to purchase only refundable travel tickets. Restek is not responsible for any travel expenses.

For additional information, contact your local Restek representative in the U.S. or outside the U.S.