WASHINGTON — Pilot tests for a new plastics machine operator certification exam will be held in May, paving the way for the program's kickoff in July.
About 200 workers will test the National Certification in Plastics, developed by the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. of Washington. Those who pass will receive certified operator credentials.
The exam, three years in the making, will test workers in injection and blow molding, thermoforming and extrusion.
A limited number of pilot tests are being offered for $115. After July 15, the cost will be $195 per person for SPI members and $235 for nonmembers.A handbook about the 21/2-hour exams is available from SPI at (202) 974-5356. The program's Web address is www.certifyme.org.