The purpose of the Certified Production Technician (CPT©) program is to recognize through certification individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the certification assessments. The goal of the CPT certification program is to raise the level of performance of production workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company's productivity and competitiveness.
The CPT program consists of five individual certificate modules: Safety; Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes & Production; Maintenance Awareness and Green Production. Candidates must earn the first four certificates to receive the full CPT certification. (Note: At this time Green is not required for full-CPT certification.)
MSSC developed the CPT program to assess and certify the skills of front-line manufacturing production workers. We define front-line production workers as entry-level through first level of supervision within all sectors of the manufacturing industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about 9 million jobs in this category in the U.S. MSSC is a leading, nationwide national certification body. Those who succeed in MSSC Assessments receive industry-recognized, nationally portable MSSC credentials. The CPT program was developed by industry experts and is updated annually to ensure that the skills assessed are the most relevant to today's manufacturing employers.
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