Developed by the IAPD Education Committee, the IAPD Performance Plastics Certificate Level I exam is based on a broad understanding of the performance plastics industry. It is the best way to secure a solid foundation of performance plastics knowledge.
Whether you're new to the industry or a seasoned pro, the IAPD Performance Plastics Certificate Program educates professionals in the plastics distribution industry by testing the basics of performance plastics including physical properties, processes and materials.
The content of the Level I exam is based largely on information found in the Introduction to Plastics training manual. It covers materials, properties, fillers and enhancements. Level I will benefit everyone in the performance plastics industry, regardless of experience.
If you’ve passed the IAPD Performance Plastics Certificate Level I exam, challenge yourself and enroll in the next level of IAPD’s performance plastics training program. The IAPD Performance Plastics Certificate Level II exam is an advanced program that puts the information from Level I to practical use with applications from a variety of markets. Level II challenges your technical knowledge, research skills and business acumen by evaluating your ability to help customers find real solutions.
As with the business world, you won’t know the answers to all the questions but you will need to be able to demonstrate that you can find the answers. Therefore, a study guide is not provided. Rather, you are encouraged to use IAPD's many plastics technical resources, such as the Introduction to Plastics and Performance Plastics magazine, to guide you to the right answer. You may also search IAPD's website, Google or call IAPD members directly to help you complete the exam.