Training Opportunities

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:

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FabCast: Cracking the Paperless Code
April 6, 2017
Virtual Webinar

Press Brake Safeguarding Certificate Course
April 18, 2017
Harper College
Palatine, IL

9th Annual Safety Conference
April 19 - 20, 2017
Elgin, IL

Coil Processing Workshop & Tour
April 25 - 26, 2017
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
Schaumburg, IL

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“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!”
Jerry Ward,
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.

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Custom Training

Train your employees in your plant, on your equipment, according to your schedule. Training from FMA’s experts can help increase productivity, improve quality, and reduce scrap/rework.

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FabCast® webinars provide affordable, convenient instruction on a variety of professional topics. Recorded versions are available through the FMA store.

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Anytime, Anyplace Learning!
e-Fab® online courses are interactive, self-paced, online versions of FMA’s popular seminars.

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Basic Level

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.

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Intermediate Level

These in-person courses cover a specific machine or process, are 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, as well as cross-training of individuals in related disciplines.

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Advanced Level

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.

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