The vacuum infusion process (VIP) is a closed mold process that was initially developed over six decades ago. The modern drive towards out of autoclave processing and the advantages of low void, high quality composites is increasing interest in vacuum infusion. Many manufacturers are moving to closed molding and vacuum infusion processes to create better working conditions, retain employees and build higher quality engineered products. The CCT-VIP program positions companies and individuals to take advantage of a rapidly growing technology that is a major part of the composites industries future.
VIP is drawing interest because of its low capital investment, easily manageable learning curve, and potential emissions reductions. The CCT-VIP program positions companies and individuals to take advantage of a rapidly growing technology that is a major part of the composites industries future.
The Certified Composites Technician Vacuum Infusion Process program (CCT-VIP) provides a national composites certification standard to meet industry identified skill areas for current and future professionals working in facilities using this core composites process.
Newly enrolled candidates will receive online study resources, Basic Composites Manual, and Vacuum Infusion Process Study Guide. Successful completion of certifications by completing study, mastering material, and earning 80% or higher on credential testing results in national credential and earning 3.5 CEU’s per earned certification.
Enrolled candidates will receive an online workbook that can be used for successful completion of the exam by earning 90% or higher. Successful completion results in national credential and earning 3.5 CEU’s per earned certification.