| NASF Education Director
Increase your industry knowledge and boost your career with world-class certifications from NASF. To date, over 1,500 professionals have opened the door to new opportunities with major names in manufacturing by completing coursework designed to give students highly-desired knowledge in materials and processes vital to the finishing industry.
Certified finishers hold highly coveted positions and contracts with some of the largest brands in aerospace, automotive, and consumer products, as well as the US Air Force, Navy, and NASA. Courses are offered as a Home Study, In-Person or Web-Based, so you can determine what platform of education works best for you.
Certifications include three designations to showcase your achievements:
- Certified Aerospace Finishers (CAF) can build a career or client list in the aerospace industry with specialized knowledge in materials, plating processes, and quality control methods that are vital to airline manufacturing. Review Criteria.
- Certified Electroplater Finishers (CEF) gain a broader knowledge of surface finishing that can be applied toward positions or business with manufacturers in a variety of industries including automotive, consumer electronics, industrial machinery and more. Review Criteria.
- Master Surface Finishers (MSF) demonstrate overall industry expertise by obtaining a CAF or CEF certification, plus additional coursework that reflects knowledge in specialized processes and environmental stewardship. This designation can be especially useful in discussing complex processes to prospective clients and employers across industries. Review Criteria.
After passing the certification exam, your name and company will be added to our expanding list of esteemed professionals on NASF.org. In addition, you will receive a certificate to display in your home or office.