CPT Certification

Certified Production Technician (CPT) is an industry-led standards-based training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the advanced manufacturing workforce. Foundational areas of certification include: safety, quality, manufacturing processes and maintenance awareness.

What can becoming a Certified Production Technician do for your career?

  • Improve career advancement opportunities and earnings
  • Give you an Industry recognized certification
  • Gain skills employers want to hire
  • Develop job-ready skills with multiple paths in manufacturing

CPT Program Overview:

Certification includes four modules: Safety, Quality, Manufacturing Processes and Maintenance Awareness

Safety Awareness Module - 22 hours, 6 sessions

  • Using Hand Tools & Basic Machine
  • Supporting Safety in the Work Environment
  • OSHA 10 Hour

Quality Practices & Measurement Module - 24 hours, 8 sessions

  • Quality Practices I - Audits, Inspections, & Documentation
  • Quality Practices II - Corrective Action, Continuous Improvement, Trends
  • Quality Measurement I - SPC Basics
  • Quality Measurement II - Measurement & Tools

Manufacturing Processes & Production Module -27 hours

  • Manufacturing Processes I - Needs, Resources & Setup
  • Manufacturing Processes II -Goals, Assignments & Workflow
  • Manufacturing Processes III - Monitoring, Compliance, & Distribution

Maintenance Awareness Module - 27 hours

  • Basic Mechanical Knowledge
  • Basic Electrical Knowledge

What do I need to do to get signed up today?

  1. Baseline Session. Contact Debbie Spears at CBIZ dspears@scciowa.edu or call (319) 313-1918 to get signed up for a baseline session.
  2. Take the NCRC exam
  3. Training. Based on pre-assessment scores (taken during the baseline session) students will either sign-up for the fast-track or the instructor-led path of course work.
  4. Certification. Take & pass certification exams!

NOTE: Individuals may register to take the CPT or NCRC exams independently of the coursework.