Fastener Training Week in Cleveland April 3-7

CLEVELAND (JANUARY 23, 2023) – The Fastener Training Institute will host its next Fastener Training Week April 3-7 at the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) near Cleveland, OH. This advanced technical training program is offered in partnership with IFI 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 FTI Certified Fastener Specialist™ (CFS) advanced technical training program. 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.

“FTI’s Fastener Training Week (FTW) offers fastener professionals a compact yet thorough opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and the eligibility for CFS designation while learning from expert industry leaders,” shared Jo Morris, Marketing Director for Fastener Training Institute. 

Fastener Training Week in Cleveland will cover timely topics such as manufacturing processes, consensus standards and quality control and be taught by leading industry experts Salim Brahimi, IFI Director of Engineering Technology, and Laurence Claus, IFI Director of Education and Training. Participants will also tour manufacturing, secondary processes and testing facilities.

This advanced technical program is a fit for professionals active in fastener sales, purchasing, manufacturing or quality assurance. Registration includes five 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 March 20. In addition, a $500 discount is available for Pac-West, NFDA, IFI, MWFA, NCFA, SFA and AIM Prime members. Grants to attend the training are being offered by the Industrial Fasteners Institute.

Support from Würth Industry North America, FTI’s 2023 Sustaining Sponsor and Optimas, FTI’s 2023 Educational Program Sponsor, will help ensure a successful Fastener Training Week in Cleveland.   

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About Fastener Training Institute 

The Fastener Training Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides beginning and advanced training on fastener products, standards and specifications. Its core purpose is to enhance fastener use, reliability and safety with a mission is to make industry professionals more knowledgeable about the fastening products they buy, sell, specify or use.

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