Fastener Training Week offers intensive learning & plant tours in LA

Fastener distributors, manufacturers, end users and OEMs can achieve Certified Fastener Specialist™ (CFS) designation this December through Fastener Training Week.

The advanced technical training programme runs 2-6 December in La Miranda, CA and is offered by non-profit organisation The Fastener Training Institute, a focused provider of fastener products and standards, in partnership with the Industrial Fasteners Institute.

Instead of seven separate one-day classes, Fastener Training Week offers five intensive days of education and plant tours as part of the acclaimed FTI CFS advanced technical training programme. After completing this industry training in a small group environment and passing a final exam, attendees are eligible for the Certified Fastener Specialist designation.

Industry experts & timely topics

This year’s Fastener Training Week will feature learning labs, interactive exercises and quizzes to reinforce learning taught by leading industry experts Salim Brahimi, IFI Director of Engineering Technology, Laurence Claus, NNi Training and Consulting, and Carmen Vertullo, AIM Testing Laboratory. Timely topics include manufacturing processes, consensus standards, quality control and a day of plant tours of manufacturing, secondary processes and testing facilities. Participants will tour B & B Specialties, The Lab, R & D Fasteners and ND Industries.

Given the advanced technical nature of the programme, the Institute recommends that participants have at least two years’ experience in fastener sales, purchasing, manufacturing or quality assurance. Registration includes three full days and two half days of training, educational materials, continental breakfast and lunch, transportation for plant tours, certification of completion and Eligibility for the CFS designation.

Class registration is available at, with early-bird fees available until 10 November. $500 discounts are available for Pac-West, NFDA, IFI, MWFA, NCFA SFA, AIM Prime members. Interested participants can register and learn more at

The Fastener Training Institute's core purpose is to enhance fastener use, reliability and safety, with a mission to make fastener execs more knowledgeable about the fastening products theybuy, sell, specify or use.