GETTING STARTED WITH CPT
Thank you for your interest in the Certified Production Technician (CPT) program! Your organization can be established as an authorized training and/or assessment center in about one or two months. In order to deliver all components of the CPT program (training, assessment and certification), your organization must complete two steps.
Step 1: Become an Assessment Center
A. Choose a Site Coordinator
Site coordinator should be an employee who:
- Can sign a binding security agreement on behalf of your organization
- Coordinates proctors and/or serve as proctor
- Places or authorizes orders
- Works with instructors, proctors and/or candidates to register candidates for assessments and coordinate dissemination of credentials
- Is not an instructor
Site Coordinator MUST attend proctor training even if they do not plan to proctor. Proctor training includes critical information about assessment security and administration for which site coordinators are responsible.
B. Register online
- Register here: http://systems.msscusa.org
Registration requires you to answer certain questions about your IT and assessment delivery capabilities.
- Activate account (via account activation email received within 24 hours after registration)
C. Schedule Proctor Training
Proctor training is delivered via webinar twice monthly – see Proctor Training page or activation email for schedule. Proctors must attend training before proctoring any MSSC assessments.
NOTE: Instructors CANNOT serve as proctors.
D. Sign security agreement
After completion of proctor training, the Site Coordinator receives a security agreement. Once the agreement is signed, your organization is assigned a Site Code and is ready to offer assessments.
After receiving your site code, please login to your account: http://systems.msscusa.org and enter in your site code in your account profile.
Depending upon when you begin registration, this process can take 2-4 weeks to complete. MSSC recommends beginning at least 4 weeks before you plan to offer the program.
Step 2: Instructor Training
A. Purchase Instructor Training
Visit our CPT Instructor Training page for more detailed information.
B. Complete Instructor Registration
Once the order for Instructor Training has been processed, the instructor will receive an email to complete their registration and obtain an Instructor ID.
Instructor(s) receive a welcome email within 5-7 business days with instructions on how to access their online training.
Instructor must complete online training program and schedule assessments before delivering their first course.
NOTE: MSSC Courses were developed in strict adherence to the industry-recognized, nationally validated standards upon which the Certified Production Technician (CPT) is based. These Courses have a proven track record of success in teaching the knowledge and skills identified in the national standards. MSSC Courses are highly interactive and utilize state-of-the-art, computer-based, simulation e-learning technologies and are delivered by MSSC-Authorized Instructors. MSSC does not review or endorse any other courses or curricula. MSSC does not require that individuals take MSSC Courses or any other MSSC-related courses before taking an MSSC Assessment .