Course Calendar

Whether you’re new to the finishing field, or consider yourself a veteran, these learning opportunities will increase and deepen your knowledge of this complex and evolving industry.

NASF, and its education arm, The AESF Foundation, offer thoughtfully developed, technical courses that explore and explain the important “basics” of metal finishing as well as the latest and most impactful developments in every specialty within the field.

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Course Calendar & Tuition

Classroom Courses

Dates: June 5-8, 2023
Exam Date: June 9, 2023
Registration Deadline: May 23, 2023
Location: Cleveland, OH
Member: $1,800
Non-Member: $2,200

Dates: June 5-8, 2023
Exam Date: June 9, 2023
Registration Deadline: May 23, 2023
Location: Cleveland, OH
Member: $1,800
Non-Member: $2,200

Home-Study Courses

Member: $1,400
Non-Member: $1,800

Member: $1,100
Non-Member: $1,500

Member: $900
Non-Member: $1,300

Member: $900
Non-Member: $1,300

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Non-Member: $1,300

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Non-Member: $1,300

Member: $1,400
Non-Member: $1,800

Member: $900
Non-Member: $1,300

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Non-Member: $1,300

Member: $900
Non-Member: $1,300

Member: $900
Non-Member: $1,300

Member: $900
Non-Member: $1,300

Web-Based Courses

Courses take place on pre-determined Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM ET except where noted with an asterisk.

Dates: February 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, March 1
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2023
Member: $975
Non-Member: $1,300                                  Course Description

Dates: August 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
Registration Deadline: July 15, 2023
Member: $1,050
Non-Member: $1,400

Dates: October 17, 18, 24, 25, November 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 (18 sessions)
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2023
Member: $1,400
Non-Member: $1,800

Dates: March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, April 4, 5 
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2023
Member: $1,050
Non-Member: $1,400                                  Course Description         

Dates: September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 30, 26, 27, October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27                                                Registration Deadline: August 20, 2023
Member: $1,400
Non-Member: $1,800

Dates: April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Registration Deadline: March 19, 2023
Member: $975
Non-Member: $1,300

Dates: September 19, 20, 26, 27, October 3, 4, 10, 11
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM
Registration Deadline: September 11, 2023
Member: $975
Non-Member: $1300

Exams

The corresponding subject matter course must be completed before taking the exam. Courses are considered complete when the last quiz in the last module has been submitted for grading. 

  • The exam proctor form must be submitted a minimum of four (4) business days before the exam date. 
  • The individual identified as the proctor must agree to fulfill the following requirements: administer the exam, ensure no resource material/notes are used by the exam taker, and return the completed exam for grading. 

There are no restrictions on time, place, or location for the exam.  Once purchased, the exam must be completed and submitted for grading within 120 days of the order date.  Exam retakes require a new registration, fee, and proctor submission form. 

Member: $200
Non-Member: $300

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Non-Member: $300

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Non-Member: $300

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