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Best Free and Paid Resources for Learn PLC programming

Introduction: –

According to online data PLC programmer’s salary is around 76000$/year in the USA. in this article, I will share some Best free and paid resources for learning PLC programming.

PLC programming skill is a very popular skill in automation engineering. By learning PLC programming, you will get an extra advantage for getting your high-paid job.

There are two ways to learn plc programming one is paid and the other is free.

The paid way is better because you get quality content and a much deeper explanation about plc programming and other knowledge, and the other is the free way if you are a student then I will drop some free resources to learn plc programming basics.

Best Paid Ways to Learn PLC programming: –

1. Solis PLC

Solis PLC is a great website that provides training of Rs Logix & Studio 5000. SolisPLC provides In-depth practical PLC training for engineers and technicians.

Courses to Learn: –

><Available course

>PLC Programming | RSLogix & Studio 5000, 500 | Hardware Software
>PowerFlex 525 Variable Frequency Drive Setup, Integration & PLC Programming
>FactoryTalk View ME HMI Development
>Getting Started with Siemens Tia Portal Programming
>Cognex In-Sight Machine Vision Industrial Development

><Upcoming course

>An Introduction to the PLCNext Platform

Benefits of joining SolisPLC: –

  • 7day Free Trial
  • Teach you real-world skills through practical examples
  • You will also get access to our automation and control experts.
  • In-depth practical content

Pricing of Courses: –

Unlimited AccessPrice
Pricing of course by Soils PLC


For learning programming for SIEMENS PLC, I will suggest the REALPARS website to start learning Siemens PLC programming online.


Join the top 1% of PLC programmers

Courses to Learn: –

><Available course

>Siemens PLC Programming Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4
>How to Configure a Profibus-DP Network
>Learn How to Configure a ProfiNet Device
>Learn How to Use FCs and FBs
>Learn How to Program Allen Bradley PLCs Using Studio 5000

>OPC Classic: Learn How it Works
>Program Siemens HMIs
>How to Configure a PID Controller
>Getting Started with PCS7 Configuration
>ProSoft Technology

Benefits of joining REALPARS:

  • One on one support
  • Over 10 years of experience
  • Laser-focused lessons
  • Suited for all skill levels
  • Offline convenience 
  • Some free tutorial videos are also available

Pricing of Courses: –

Unlimited access Pricing
Annual plans180$+ tax
Monthly Plans25$+ tax
monthly and annual plan for unlimited access

Level of course (Lifetime Access)Pricing
Level One99$+ tax
Level Two119$+ tax
Level Three169$+ tax
Level Four199$+ tax
Level Five96$+ tax
Level Six89$+ tax
Level Seven177$+ tax
Level eight229$+ tax
Lifetime access subscriptions provided by realpars

Cons of this course

The cons of this course are that REALPARS does not provide software hands-on training for learning faster and easier to understand way.


for learning Allan Bradly plc programming and studio 5000 software then my plc training is best according to my opinion.


Allan Bradley PLC Training and Studio5000 software.

Courses to Learn: –

><Available course

>The Confident PLC Programmer
>Creating Ladder Logic in RSLogix Micro and Studio 5000
>FactoryTalk View ME HMI Development
>Confident Allen-Bradley programmer
>The Programming Challenge

><Upcoming course

>Structured Text and Function Block programming

The benefit of joining MY PLC TRAINING: –

  • Access to our Rockwell Software Licenses for Studio 5000
  • Free access to Studio 5000 Logix Designer, Logix Emulate, FactoryTalk View Studio, RS Logix Micro, RSLinx
  • Personal support from Stephen Gates and his team (get every question answered within 24-48 hours)
  • Cancel anytime
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • The Confident HMI Designer Method Course
  • The Confident PLC Programmer Method Course (Certificate of Completion Available)

Pricing of Courses: –

Unlimited accessPrices
Monthly Plan37.00$
Annual Plan333.00$
monthly and annual plan for unlimited access


TW Control is another PLC training provider site and mainly focused on Allan Bradley PLC. In this course, the owner provides hands-on training on their location.



Courses to Learn: –

><Available course

>How to wire PLC inputs and outputs
>Level 1 and Level 2 PLC Programming Courses cover.
>Confident Allen-Bradley programmer

The benefit of the Course: –

  • In this training, you get 5 days of hand training in PLC programming and PLC diagnosis and troubleshooting. and it will mainly be focused on Allan Bradley PLC.
  • One student per workstation. This is a 100% hands-on and “minds-on” class.
  • You will be programming PLCs within the first hour on Monday. 
  • But not for the sake of learning programming skills, we’re laying the foundation to build your troubleshooting skills on.

Pricing of Courses: –

Unlimited accessPrices
5-day Hands-on Training2780$
monthly and annual plan for unlimited access

Cons of this course: –

The cons of this course are you have to reach on TW control company site for learning plc programming and troubleshooting or you can say you have to go to this location Roanoke, Virginia, United States. *Pricing not available on site.


Scantime is a website that provides plc programming tutorials for both siemens and Allan Bradly PLC products and it will also provide.


Learn programming of siemens and Allan Bradley PLC.

Courses to Learn: –

><Available course

>PLC Programming for Industry (Beginners) | Lifetime Access
>Siemens S7 & TIA Portal Programming | Lifetime Access
>Siemens S7 & STEP7 Programming | Lifetime Access
>Allen Bradley RSLogix/Studio 5000 Programming | Lifetime Access
>Allen Bradley RSLogix 500 Programming | Lifetime Access

Benefits of learning from Scantime: –

  • learn Siemens and Allen Bradley PLC at the same platform
  • You will get a lifetime access offer one-time payment
  • You will find free content also from the Scantime YouTube channel

Pricing of Courses: –

Unlimited AccessPricing
PLC programming for beginners235$+ tax
Siemens S7 and TIA portal Programming235$+tax
S7 and Step 7 Programming210$+tax
Rs Logix/studio5000 programming235$+tax
Studio 500 programming210$+tax
Pricing of course available at scantime

Best Freeways to Learn PLC programming: –

According to my experience and knowledge, I found out that there are some freeways available for learning plc online.

1. SolisPLC

SolisPLC also provides a free course on getting started with SIEMENS TIA portal Programming. You will grab this course by simply enrolling by clicking on the Enroll button given below.


You’ll learn how to:

  • Build a new PLC & HMI project in Tia Portal
  • Program & simulate a basic Ladder Logic PLC & HMI
  • Wire a sensor, a push-button & an LED to an S7-1200 Siemens PLC
  • Program Function Blocks
  • Wire an S7-1200 module & program an analog scaling function
  • Develop a simple batching system in WinCC TIA Portal SCADA

2. Automation Community

Automation community is the best way to learn plc programming of both siemens and Allan Bradly PLC for no cost. and you will also find some courses related to WinCC SCADA and Intouch SCADA.

Automation Community

Free Course on PLC

The benefit of the Course: –

  • Free of cost courses
  • In-depth knowledge around 10hour long course
  • find courses related to siemens and Allan Bradley plc

Cons of this course: –

The cons of this course are based on old software but no other problem for learning plc programming on this site and the other is you have to create an account on this site for accessing the course.

3. Automation Direct

Automation Direct is a PLC manufacturing company that provides its plc programming training for free with free software. If you are a student then it may be helpful to you.

Automation Direct

PLC manufacturers provide free training and software.

How to get free PLC training: –

For getting plc training you have to only create an account on the automation direst site and you will get mail with plc training link 🔗.

Automation direct also provides free programming software for their PLC series and you can try and practice for free of cost.

4. TW Control YouTube Channel

As mentioned above in the post TW Control also provided plc programming knowledge on his YouTube channel and you can easily learn new plc programming on Allan Bradley PLC.



PLC Academy is an online website that provides free resources related to PLC, SCADA, PLC Programming, and many more topics. You will find many great posts related to plc programming.

EndNote: –

I hope you like this post and you find some top online free and paid resources for learning PLC programming in 2021 and I hope you will start developing your plc programming skills.

This post will be regularly updated whenever I find some new resources on plc programming training-related knowledge.

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Last Update 21/10/2021

KISHAN MENDAPARAhttps://worldofinstrumentation.com
Instrumentation and Control Engineer


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