Fastener Training Week in Cleveland 13 February 2020

The Fastener Training Institute has announced its next Fastener Training Week training class is scheduled for 16th – 20th March in Cleveland, USA. This advanced technical training program is offered in partnership with the Industrial Fasteners Institute and is for fastener distributors, manufacturers and end users.

Fastener Training Week offers five intensive days of education and plant tours as part of the acclaimed FTI Certified Fastener Specialist™ (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™ (CFS) designation.

Fastener Training Week will cover timely topics such as manufacturing processes, consensus standards and quality control taught by leading industry experts Salim Brahimi, IFI director of engineering technology, Laurence Claus, NNi training and consulting, and John Medcalf, Peak Innovations Engineering. Participants will also tour manufacturing, secondary processes and testing facilities including tensile testing, auto bolt and ND Industries.

The advanced technical programme is a fit for professionals active 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 and more information is available at, with early-bird fees available until 24th February. In addition, a US$500 discount is available for Pac-West, NFDA, IFI, MWFA, NCFA and SFA members. Grants to attend the training are being offered by the Industrial Fasteners Institute.

Additional Fastener Training Week programmes will take place in Chicago 17th – 21st August, and in Houston 7th – 11th December. Professionals interested in obtaining their CFS designation through one-day classes can attend trainings offered in Chicago in March, April, May and June and August.

About Fastener Training Institute
The Fastener Training Institute is a non-profit organisation that provides beginning and advanced training on fastener products, standards and specifications. Our core purpose is to enhance fastener use, reliability and safety. Our mission is to make you more knowledgeable about the fastening products you buy, sell, specify or use.

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