Level 1 : Injection Molding Professional Certification Exam

Routsis Training’s globally recognized Professional Certification demonstrates a broad-spectrum understanding of the injection molding industry.

In order to attain certification, candidates must have a working knowledge of injection molding safety, machinery, processing, tooling, materials, and quality — and demonstrate a solid understanding of current industry best practices.

Who Should Consider Certification:

From machine operators to engineers to plant managers, anyone working in the injection molding industry should consider Level 1 Certification for Injection Molding Professionals. For individuals, this certification can help advance their careers and industry standing. Companies should strongly consider offering this certification exam to their employees. A certified workforce gives managers confidence that their team will be able to rise to the challenges of a modern manufacturing environment.

How to Get Certified:

Our Level 1 exam is conducted entirely online. This comprehensive 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.

How the Exam is Structured:

The Level 1 test consists of multiple categories and various types of questions:

A series of True/False questions are used to cover a wide range of topics. The exam also uses multiple choice questions to provide stronger indication of the candidate’s understanding of common injection molding concepts. Finally, scenario-solving questions are used to gauge the participant’s working knowledge of injection molding.

The questions in our Level 1 exam cover critical concepts and are divided into the following categories:

  • Injection Molding Safety
  • Basic 5S & Housekeeping
  • General Molding Process
  • Injection Mold Basics
  • Molding Machinery Basics
  • Plastics Material Basics
  • Basic Scientific Molding
  • Defect Troubleshooting
  • Basic Quality & Mathematics

How to Prepare for Level 1 Certification:

Although preparation training is not necessary to achieve certification, participation in Routsis’s structured Injection Molding training programs can greatly increase a candidate’s chances of successfully completing the examination. Most of our corporate customers use Routsis Training’s exclusive RightStart™ in-house employee development system. For individuals and small companies, we offer an online training package specifically geared toward preparing for and attaining Level 1 certification.

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1 Online Exam (1-3 hours)

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Level 1 : Injection Molding Professional Certification Training Package

Specifically focused on injection molding, the online courses in this training package provide participants with the necessary information to prepare for the Level 1 Certification Exam, which is also included.

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TechCert™ for Injection Molders

Certification Training for Production Teams

Specifically developed for injection molding processors and technicians, 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…

  • 19 Online Courses + Study Guides (19-38 hours)
  • 5 SkillSet™ Labs with Worksheets (5 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 : Introduction

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • An Introduction to Injection Molding
  • The Injection Molding Machine
  • The Injection Molding Process
  • The Injection Mold

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 1: Sorting

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Injection Molding Safety
  • Worksheet Overview + Q&A

Weeks 3 & 4 : Scientific Molding

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • Establishing a Scientific Injection Molding Process
  • Processing Parameters for Scientific Molders, Introduction
  • Processing Parameters for Scientific Molders, Process
  • Processing Parameters for Scientific Molders, Part Removal

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 2: Straightening
  • Measuring Melt Temperature
  • Measuring Coolant Temperature

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: 5 Rules of Processing
  • Worksheet Overview + Q&A

Weeks 5 & 6 : Plastics Materials & Drying

Online Courses + Study Guides (3-6 hours):

  • Understanding Plastics Materials
  • Material Drying Technology for Scientific Molders, Part 1
  • Material Drying Technology for Scientific Molders, Part 2

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 3: Sweeping
  • 1st Stage Injection Speed
  • 1st Stage Injection Transfer

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Purging Basics
  • Worksheet Overview + Q&A

Weeks 7 & 8 : Mathematics & Electric Machinery

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • Understanding Electric Injection Molding Machines
  • Processing with Electric Injection Molding Machines
  • Math for Scientific Molders, Part 1
  • Math for Scientific Molders, Part 2

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 4: Standardizing
  • 2nd Stage Packing Pressure
  • 2nd Stage Packing Time

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Inputs vs Outputs
  • Worksheet Overview + Q&A

Weeks 9 & 10 : Scientific Troubleshooting

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • Scientific Troubleshooting, Part 1 - Introduction
  • Scientific Troubleshooting, Part 2 - Visual Defects
  • Scientific Troubleshooting, Part 3 - Dimensional Defects
  • Scientific Troubleshooting, Part 4 - Material & Cycle Defects

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 5: Sustaining
  • Scientific Process Documentation

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Process Documentation & Troubleshooting
  • 5S Worksheet Overview

Professional Certification Exam

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Testing Categories Include:

  • Injection Molding Safety
  • Basic 5S & Housekeeping
  • General Molding Process
  • Injection Mold Basics
  • Molding Machinery Basics
  • Plastics Material Basics
  • Basic Scientific Molding
  • Defect Troubleshooting
  • Basic Quality & Mathematics

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