Injection Mold & Part Design Certification Exam

Routsis Training’s globally recognized Professional Certification demonstrates a broad-spectrum understanding of the injection molded part and mold design.

To attain certification, candidates must have a working knowledge of mold and part design fundamentals, print reading, mathematics, basic scientific molding concepts, and plastics materials — and demonstrate a solid understanding of current industry best practices.

Who Should Consider Certification:

This Design certification program is primarily intended for design engineers and process engineers. Individuals can use this certification to help advance their careers and industry standing. Engineering managers should considers offering this certification as part of a broader training strategy. A certified workforce is better able to rise to the challenges of a modern manufacturing environment, instilling confidence in management and customers alike.

How to Get Certified:

This comprehensive exam is conducted entirely online. The test takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete — with a time limit of 3 hours. Upon completion of the exam, participants are immediately notified whether they’ve passed or not, via email. Those who attain a passing score will receive both a frameable certificate and a wallet-sized card, via post, within two weeks. Those who do not pass receive a detailed report indicating areas in which further improvement is needed.

Question Categories:

  • Basic Scientific Molding
  • Injection Mold Basics
  • Basic Dimensions & Mathematics
  • Plastics Materials
  • Plastics Part Design
  • Tooling Design Fundamentals

How to Prepare for Certification:

Although preparatory training is not necessary to achieve certification, most design professionals use our RightStart™ in-house employee development system to prepare for this exam. Individuals can prepare for and take the exam as part of our Injection Mold & Part Design Professional Certification Package.

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1 Online Exam (1-3 hours)

price: $97.00

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Injection Mold & Part Design Certification Training Package

Routsis Training’s Design Certification package is intended to prepare a participant for successful completion of our Injection Mold & Part Design Professional Certification Exam, which is also included in the package.

This extensive grouping of courses provide a good understanding of injection molding and plastics materials — as well as the fundamentals of engineering drawings, plastic part design, mold design, and moldmaking. Designed by industry experts, these are some of the best training tools available to design and process engineers.

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29 Online Courses (24-48 hours)
+ Study Guides + Cert. Exam

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TechCert™ for Injection Molded Part & Mold Designers

Certification Training for Production Teams

Specifically developed for designers and engineers, Routsis’s TechCert™ delivers the most efficient workforce certification training available to the plastics industry — with a powerful combination of metered online training, course study guides, technical webinars, hands-on assignments, and instructor-led Q&A sessions.

Our TechCert™ training is designed for small groups of 6 to 12 employees. For larger companies, we can help you split your workforce into smaller groups for more efficient training. Please contact us to discuss the best way to get all your production team certified.

The TechCert™ 10-Week Injection Molding Certification Program includes…

  • 29 Online Courses + Study Guides (29-58 hours)
  • 5 Instructor-Led Webinars with Q&A (5 hours)
  • Level 1 Professional Certification Exam (1-3 hours)
  • Printed Certificate + Wallet Card for Each Participant

Weeks 1 & 2 : Scientific Molding 101

Online Courses + Study Guides (6-12 hours):

  • An Introduction to Injection Molding
  • The Injection Molding Machine
  • The Injection Molding Process
  • The Injection Mold
  • Understanding Plastics Materials
  • Establishing a Scientific Injection Molding Process

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Scientific Molding Review
  • Instructor Q&A

Weeks 3 & 4 : Plastic Part Design

Online Courses + Study Guides (6-12 hours):

  • Product Development & the Prototype Process
  • Mechanical Behavior of Polymers
  • Mold Filling, Gating & Weld Lines
  • Shrinkage, Warpage, & Ejection
  • Mechanical Fasteners, Press & Snap Fits
  • Welding & Adhesives Bonding Technology

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topics: Visco-Elastic Behavior & Practical Rheology
  • Instructor Q&A

Weeks 5 & 6 : Mathematics & Moldmaking

Online Courses + Study Guides (5-10 hours):

  • Math for Scientific Molders, Part 1
  • Math for Scientific Molders, Part 2
  • Injection Mold Fundamentals
  • Mold Machining Methods, Part 1
  • Mold Machining Methods, Part 2

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topics: Material Selection & Mold Simulation Concerns
  • Instructor Q&A

Weeks 7 & 8 : Tooling & Mold Design

Online Courses + Study Guides (6-12 hours):

  • 2-Plate, 3-Plate, and Hot Runner Molds
  • Mold Bases, Tool Steels & Heat Treating
  • External and Internal Actions
  • Ejection, Venting and Cooling
  • Part Gating Methods
  • Runners, Filling Software, and the Design Process

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: The Importance of Mold Venting
  • Instructor Q&A

Weeks 9 & 10 : Engineering Drawings

Online Courses + Study Guides (6-12 hours):

  • Introduction to Engineering Drawings
  • Multiview Drawings
  • Sectional Views
  • Dimensions and Tolerances, Part 1
  • Dimensions and Tolerances, Part 2
  • Part Feature Specifications

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Sensor & Mold Instrumentation Technology
  • Instructor Q&A

Professional Certification Exam

Injection Mold & Plastic Part Design Certification Exam (Level 1)

Testing Categories Include:

  • Basic Scientific Molding
  • Injection Mold Basics
  • Basic Dimensions & Mathematics
  • Plastics Materials
  • Plastics Part Design
  • Tooling Design Fundamentals

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10-Week Training + Certification Exam

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