FIRST Implementation Specialist Certification is designed for non-production personnel, including suppliers of flexographic products and services. At the completion of the three levels, students will have a solid understanding of FIRST methodology and be able to effectively communicate, analyze and apply FIRST design/prepress/print specifications.
The Level I six-module program provides an overview of the flexo industry and basic press functionality. Perfect for entry-level and non-production flexographic industry personnel. Sign up for Level I here.
The Level II course defines the foundational skill set needed by novice flexographers in the early years of their careers. The primary focus of this course is to provide a base knowledge of the flexographic workflow including design, prepress and press practices, with special emphasis on the preparation and production of printing line work, halftones and one- and two- color printing. Before taking the Level II examination, individuals must meet all prerequisite skills and have already completed the Level I certification course.
The Level III course is the highest implementation specialist certification offered by FTA and is designed to recognize those who have demonstrated a proficiency in implementing FIRST throughout the entire flexographic workflow. The primary focus of this course is to provide a scientific approach to the flexographic process using the data to produce a consistent, repeatable product. Before taking the Level III examination, individuals must meet all prerequisite skills and have already completed the Levels I & II certification courses.
NOTE: It generally takes approximately 2 to 3 business days to process your registration for one of our courses.