Manufacturing Skill Standards Council ®-901 N Washington St. Suite 600, Alexandria, VA 22314


Our Organization

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) ®, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling technicians. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century.  MSSC offers four certifications for this workforce:

Working under ISO 17024 guidelines since 2011.

“20/20” Vision

MSSC’s vision is to credential 20% of the nation’s front-line manufacturing production and material handling technicians in 20 years, or 3 million technicians by 2030.

For both manufacturing production and logistics, MSSC offers industry a new set of tools to ensure that both entering and incumbent technicians are flexible, easily trainable and highly motivated knowledge technicians able to keep pace with technological change – the “Industrial Athlete of the Future.”  The CPT and CLT Certifications set the quality standard for front-line technicians in our nation’s factories, distribution centers, warehouses, and transportation hubs.

We have developed, validated, piloted and deployed all the tools of a comprehensive system for both CPT 4.0 and CLT Certifications: annually updated standards, courses, computer-based training materials, textbooks, instructor training, MSSC Center training, a national registry, assessments, credentials and diagnostic tools for employers. Companies may use these tools themselves or work through their local community colleges, high schools or other training providers.