AESF Education Foundation

A Non-Profit Organization that Serves as NASF’s Training Arm

The Foundation’s three core areas are education, research and scholarship. AESF Foundation was formed in 2006 and offers several distinct learning platforms: Classroom Courses, Web-Based Courses, Home Study Courses and Custom Courses, which are tailored to the individual needs of public and private entities.

AESF is the gold standard in finishing industry education, and the exclusive grantor of industry certifications, from basic CEF (Certified Electroplater Finisher) to MSF (Master Surface Finisher).

View our 2024 course calendar. Have specific questions about our courses? View our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

AESF Foundation Bookstore

Theory and Practice of Pulse Plating is now available in The AESF Foundation’s Amazon bookstore in Kindle and paperback options.

Be on the lookout for The Advanced Surface Technology: The Authoritative New Surface Coatings Reference, as well as Corrosion: Theory and Practice, both by Ph.D. Professor Per Møller, Ph.D. and Lars Pleth Nielsen, available for purchase in our Amazon bookstore later this year.

Choose from 4 Study Platforms

Classroom Courses

Live interaction with a certified instructor in a classroom setting

Web-Based Courses

Live, online interaction with NASF/AESF Foundation instructors and other industry experts

Home Study Courses

Begin a Home Study training program at any time and complete at your own pace

Custom Courses

Custom design a training program to meet your company’s needs with 154 available courses