Learn New Skills, Empower Your Employees, and Keep Your Company Competitive
FMA Training is available in a variety of methods to suit your preferences and challenges. You’ll find the format and topics you need to advance your skills and improve your knowledge. Do you prefer:
- Fundamentals of Metal Fabrication Hands-on Workshop
July 18 - 22, 2016 - Palatine, IL
- GOLF4MFG NBT Open
August 22, 2016 - Wheaton, IL
- The FABRICATOR's Executive Summit
August 22 - 23, 2016 - Elgin, IL
- Precision Press Brake Certificate Course - FORMTEK
September 12 - 13, 2016 - Cleveland, OH
- LeanFab Workshop & Tours
September 13 - 14, 2016 - Marne, MI
“As a full-service job shop, it’s crucial to stay up-to-date with the latest technological and operational advancements. FMA training programs are a valuable opportunity not only to learn from industry experts, but also your peers!”
Vice President of Operations
Metcam Inc., Alpharetta, Ga.
In-person conferences provide the opportunity to network and learn from peers, subject matter experts, and other industry professionals. You’ll find the subjects you need to boost your personal development and your company’s productivity.
FabCast® webinars provide affordable, convenient instruction on a variety of professional topics. Recorded versions are available through the FMA store.
This level is designed for entry-level operators, as it covers primary concepts. Participants can earn a basic-level certificate after earning a passing score on the assessment. An FMA certificate program is focused on a specific course or topic, and is based on a predefined curriculum and a set of stated learning objectives. FMA’s basic level is best-suited for technical program students, as well as individuals new to metal fabrication.
Intermediate level credentials and training courses from FMA cover a specific machine or process. These in-person courses are generally one to two days long and include certificate testing at the end of the course. They are recommended for workers with at least six months of shop experience, but can be valuable for all levels of experience, and well as cross-training of individuals in related disciplines.
FMA’s most advanced-level credential is the Precision Sheet Metal Operator (PSMO) Certification. A certification program is based on an individual’s existing knowledge or skills, independent of a predefined course or curriculum. The certification exam can have recommended support materials, but those seeking to become certified are not required to complete course work. Applicants are required to have at least two years of fabrication experience prior to registering for this exam.