Renewing Your Certification

Has it been three years already?

To maintain an active certification you must renew your FIRST (Press, Prepress or Implementation Specialist) certification every three (3) years. If your certification is currently up for renewal, you can take the online FIRST Recertification Exam.FIRST_Cert_Copyright


This is an open-book exam, based on the methodology supported by FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances). The 50-question exam contains a variety of multiple choice, true/false and matching questions and will assess your understanding of the flexographic print process. Subject matter includes: fingerprinting, optimization, process control, characterization, continuous improvement, expanded gamut, measurement devices, best practices and more.

Important Note:

This is an open-book exam so be sure you have the most recent copy of FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances). If you do not have the current FIRST book, you can purchase the exam and book bundle. See rates below.


FTA Member (Exam only) = $65
FTA Member (Exam and FIRST book) = $120

Non-member (Exam only) = $130
Non-member (Exam and FIRST book) = $240


Contact Bjorn Knutson, Manager of Certification & Technical Services, at 651-315-7593.

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