The NASF/AESF Foundation 2017 Course Catalog is Here!

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Four Approaches to Education

In-Person Classroom Courses:

  • Taught across the country over 2-4 days
  • Electroplating & Surface Finishing (CEF) and Airline & Aerospace Finishing taught at SUR/FIN 2017

Web-Based Training:

  • Foundation courses in a series of web-based sessions
  • Live, online interaction with industry experts
  • 2-hour sessions take place Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00PM EST
  • Course recordings available for 30-days after original posting date

Home Study:

  • Learn any Foundation course at home and at your own pace
  • Receive hard copy materials which include lessons and homework
  • Technical Education Director responds to questions, grades homework and offers insight on improvements
  • Proctored exams at your location are also available

Custom Courses:

  • Design your own course to meet your company needs
  • Mix and match 110 available course modules
  • No travel required, we come to you

Visit our Education page for more information.

Road to Master Surface Finisher (MSF)

The AESF Foundation offers all primary, core and secondary courses for anyone interested in the “Master Surface Finisher” (MSF) certification program. Starting with either the CEF or CAF certification, students can progress to MSF by completing five of the additional courses and exams listed below.

Primary: (Choose 1)

  • Airline & Aerospace Finishing (CAF)
  • Electroplating & Surface Finishing (CEF)

Core: (Choose 3)

  • Aluminum Finishing
  • Chromium Plating for Engineering Purposes
  • Electroforming
  • Electroless Deposition
  • Precious Metals Plating
  • Zinc & Zinc Alloy Plating

Secondary: (Choose 2)

  • Corrosion & Salt Spray
  • Environmental Stewardship: Pollution Prevention
  • Environmental Stewardship: Wastewater Treatment

Visit our Certification page for more information

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