FIRST Individual Certifications are individual focused and results driven.
Today’s competitive workplace requires more than just casual knowledge to succeed. To emerge as a true leader, you must demonstrate a complete mastery of the flexographic printing process, from your core foundation to a commitment to process control at the highest level. FIRST Individual Certifications are designed to meet such goals.
There are three certifications under the FIRST Individual Certification umbrella. All are administered online in a proven, self-paced, online learning environment. Choose to become FIRST Press Operator, FIRST Prepress Operator or FIRST Implementation Specialist certified.
FIRST Press Operator Certification builds experts in the field of flexographic printing, who will consistently yield the best possible print quality. This expert press operator is proficient in the areas of color management, process control, troubleshooting and implementing corrective action procedures to bring systems into control for repeatable, predictable results.
FIRST Prepress Operator Certification creates experts in the field of flexographic prepress (graphics) operations. This expert prepress professional excels in the areas of graphic file assembly, preparation and management, image capture, process color calibration, and measuring and controlling print variables throughout the entire workflow.
FIRST Implementation Specialist Certification yields experts in the field of flexographic printing support, consultation and communication, who are proficient in communicating the principles and practices of FIRST. It is designed for supervisors, managers and non-production personnel, including suppliers of flexographic products and services.
Regardless of which designation you pursue, the end results are the same:
- Maximized efficiency
- Consistent, repeatable and color-accurate results
- Increased productivity
- Reduced downtime, rework and waste
- Increased and sustained customer satisfaction
- Reduced cycle times
- Higher levels of enthusiasm and initiative among employees
The end result? Proficiency, demonstrated by high-quality, repeatable and consistent results.