The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is the nation’s leading industry-led training, assessment and certification organization focused on the core technical competencies needed by the nation’s front-line production technicians. The nationwide MSSC certifications, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed national standards, offer both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the knowledge and skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive advanced manufacturing and logistics jobs of the 21st century. MSSC applies to all front-line manufacturing production jobs (6 million).
Certified Production Technician (CPT®): The CPT Certification addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled production technicians in all sectors of manufacturing. MSSC awards certificates to individuals who pass any of its five Production Modules: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, Maintenance Awareness and Green Production and a full CPT Certification to those who pass all four core modules.
- Safety & Employability – CPT 1 of 4
- Quality Practices & Measurement – CPT 2 of 4
- Manufacturing Processes and Production – CPT 3 of 4
- Maintenance Awareness – CPT 4 of 4