FIRST Operator Certification Scholarship

Become Certified for Free

Be sure to carefully read the information below as it outlines important details about the scholarship. The application can be found at the end of this page.


The FIRST Operator Certification program is widely recognized throughout the flexographic printing/converting industry as the standard of excellence in the delivery of high-quality, effective training at all levels. Individuals who successfully complete the FIRST Operator Certification Program will have attained the highest level of knowledge of the flexographic print process with specific expertise in implementing the principles outlined in FIRST 4.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances).

For various reasons, it is not always possible for individuals interested in pursuing FIRST certification to finance the program. Although companies see the value and benefits of pursuing certification for their employees, the reality of today’s business environment does not always allow for the allocation of training dollars in their budget. To assist individuals (currently employed or displaced workers) who desire to improve their skills in the pursuit of certification training, doing so on their own initiative, FFTA is pleased to offer the FIRST Operator Certification Scholarship Program.

Application Criteria

Application Process

Have a Question?

Contact Shelley Rubin, manager of educational services, at 631-737-6020, ext. 36.