IAPD Performance Plastics Certificate Programs

"For people in all stages of their careers, these exams will help confirm the information you know and may help you learn something you didn’t. Having completed Level I and Level II, I now feel 'certified' as a plastics salesperson." — Ross Wigington, Piedmont Plastics

 

Performance Plastics Level I

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.

What you need to know about Performance Plastics Level I

  • Member price: $129
  • Nonmember price: $179
  • Bundle price (Introduction to Plastics + Performance Plastics Level I) - Member price: $154  Nonmember price: $249
  • Special price (IAPD member with 3 or more applicants) - $119 each
  • Special price (IAPD member with 20 or more applicants) - $99 each
  • Learners must agree to the terms of the Learner Confidentiality Agreement
  • Please allow up to two business days to receive your password after enrolling in the exam
  • You have 30 days to complete Level I
  • You must achieve a score of 80 percent or higher to pass   
  • If you score 70 percent or below, you must retake the full exam at the $129 or $179 member/nonmember price. If you score between 71 and 84 percent, you may retake only the portion of the exam that you missed at the $39 retake price.
  • Exam is open book, open notes - learners may consult co-workers and/or use IAPD's plastics technical resources, etc.
  • Reduced fee for a retake: $39 for members or $55 for non-members

 

Enroll Today!

Performance Plastics Level II

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.

What you need to know about Performance Plastics Level II

  • Member price: $129
  • Nonmember price: $179
  • Special price (IAPD member with 3 or more applicants) - $119 each
  • Special price (IAPD member with 20 or more applicants) - $99 each
  • Learners must agree to the terms of the Learner Confidentiality Agreement
  • Please allow up to two business days to receive your password after enrolling in the exam
  • You have 60 days to complete Level II. The exam requires significantly more effort. Allow yourself ample time.
  • Level II learners must have successfully passed Level I
  • You must achieve a passing score of 85 percent or above
  • If you score 70 percent or below, you must retake the full exam at the $129 or $179 member/nonmember price. If you score between 71 and 84 percent, you may retake only the portion of the exam that you missed at the $39 retake price.
  • Exam is open book, open notes - learners may consult co-workers and/or use IAPD's plastics technical resources, etc.
  • You can only hit “Final Submit” one time
  • Reduced fee for a retake: $39 for members or $55 for non-members

 

Enroll Today!