Students can achieve multiple levels of certification through the education foundation. Starting with the Certified Aerospace Finisher (CAF) and Certified Electroplater-Finisher (CEF) exams, students can progress to Master Surface Finisher (MSF) by passing five of the additional exams listed below. As they pass exams, students will have a number assigned to their title to signify their progress.

Certified Aerospace Finisher (CAF)

Complete Parts 1 & 2 of the Airline & Aerospace Finishing
course and pass the CAF Exam

Certified Electroplater-Finisher (CEF)

Pass Parts 1 & 2 of the Electroplating and Surface Finishing Exam

Master Surface Finisher (MSF)

Individuals pursuing their MSF designation will complete a total of six exams:

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