GERSTEL training courses are held in our Baltimore, Maryland Applications Lab which is fully equipped with all major GERSTEL instrumentation on Agilent Technologies GC/MS and LC/MS instrumentation. Courses include hands-on instrument maintenance and operation as well as classroom presentations on applications such as headspace and SPME sample introduction, air sampling, thermal desorption strategies for solids, and Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE) with the GERSTEL Twister™.

Special course modules can be arranged covering topics such as Pyrolysis, Multidimensional GC-GC or Standalone WorkStation operation. We can also arrange customized on-site training for larger groups at your site. If interested in customized training courses please contact

2020 Course Schedule

Course Descriptions

How to Register

GERSTEL training courses are advanced courses that assume the course participants are familiar with gas chromatography principles and instrument control software. If introductory GC courses are needed, please contact one of the many organizations that offer such courses. GERSTEL recommends new users attend training after gaining some basic experience running their systems based on the familiarization given at the time of installation.

Registration is $825 per student per day, with discount schedules available for multiple participants from a single company. See the registration form for current multi-student rates. Lunch is provided on-site during the course. We also have a group dinner on the first night at G&M Restaurant which features their legendary crab cakes.

To register,

  • Follow this link and complete the online form
    • You will be contacted by our Analytical Services Group within a few days to acknowledge you have a reserved spot in the course
  • Make travel arrangements
    • If flying, our facility is 10 minutes from BWI airport
  • Make hotel reservations
    • Follow this link to see our recommended hotels

GERSTEL customers also have access to specific training videos through our on-line store. To access these videos, sign into the store and select the “Training Materials” tab. Here you will find step-by-step instructions on how to set up various techniques on GERSTEL systems. The videos feature screens shots of MAESTRO software parameters to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

If you don’t have an account. Click on “Create Account” and follow the instructions.