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


CPT Instructor Training

To place your order for CPT Authorized Instructor Training and Online Training Courses, please contact your specific MSSC Training Solution Provider. Follow this link for more information.

CPT Authorized Instructor Training can be attended in one of three ways: Online, In person, or your site can hold a Remote Training. Each option comes with an Instructor’s Package that includes all materials needed by an instructor: PowerPoint presentations, facilitator notes, visuals, play maps, unit completion times, optional delivery methods, math problems and answers, and instructions on assisting students with the MSSC online course material. Instructor trainees will also be provided with 180 days of online access to the computer-based training material.

For attending the Online, In Person, or Remote Authorized Instructor Training instructors will be added to the list of MSSC Authorized Instructors. Instructors will be kept on this list as “authorized” to instruct in the module areas in which they pass an assessment.

Questions? Contact Raina Pilkenton, Operations Coordinator, 703-739-9000 x2219

2018 Monthly Training Schedule- Online

MSSC Online Instructor Authorization Training is held via a live, 3 hour webinar on the following dates and times below. Orders for online training must be placed two weeks in advance, as we close each training date one week prior to the training.


Date Time
October 30 2:00 PM-5:00 PM EST


Date Time
November 13 2:00 PM-5:00 PM EST
November 27 2:00 PM-5:00 PM EST


Date Time
December 11 2:00 PM-5:00 PM EST
December 18 2:00 PM-5:00 PM EST


2019 Monthly Training Schedule- Online

Time- 2:00-5:00 PM EST

January 8 
January 22
February 5
February 19
March 5
March 19
April 2
April 16
April 30
May 14
May 28
June 11
June 25
July 9
July 23
August 6
August 20
September 3
September 17
October 1 
October 15
November- TBD
December- TBD


2018 Monthly Training Schedule- In Person

NOTE: In-person training orders must be placed at least one month prior to the training date. If there are not at least 6 instructors registered, the training will be cancelled and/or rescheduled. The instructor will be given the option to attend the next in-person training or attend the online webinar training. 

Standard training time- 8:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. EST

Location- Mid-America Science Park- Scottsburg, IN

November 13-15
December 4-6


2019 Monthly Training Schedule- In Person

Standard training time 8:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. EST

Location– Mid-America Science Park- Scottsburg, IN

January 15-17
February 19-21
March 12-14
April 23-25 
May 7-9 
June 4-6 
July 16-18 
August 20-22
September 17-19
October 8-10 
November 12-14
December 3-5


Directions to Mid-America Science Park


Below are the hotels that are typically used by individuals who attend training sessions held at the Mid-America Science Park. When calling to make a reservation, mention that you are in town for training at the Mid-America Science Park to receive discounted rates.

Hampton Inn & Suites:
1535 West McClain Avenue,
Telephone: (812) 752-1999

Holiday Inn Express:
200 Beechwood Drive
Telephone: (812)-752-0000

Super 8 Motel:
1522 W. McClain
Telephone: (812) 752-2122


Remote Training

MSSC will send a master trainer at no additional cost to a training class in your region provided you have at least 6 or more instructor trainees per class setting.

Training Site Requirements

  • Contact Person
  • Address
  • IT Contact Person
  • List of local hotel and eatery establishments,
  • Training Site Fees* – If applicable must be disclosed and agreed upon in advance of delivering training session. This may include refreshments, site facility fees, A/V Equipment, catering, etc.
  • Refreshments**

*If Training Site is secluded and not conducive to individuals leaving for lunch breaks the MSSC coordinator must be notified to facilitate catering. Catering arrangements must be disclosed, agreed upon and part of Training Site Fees.

**If not provided by facility must be covered in Training Site Fees or the MSSC coordinator must be notified so they can facilitate supply.

Training Room Requirements

  • Room Set-up – U-shape preferred for lecture and group participation – minimum capacity 10 individuals
  • Flipcharts, Chalkboard with chalk or Whiteboards with markers*
  • AV Equipment*: Computer, projector and screen with sound for presentations (includes any necessary extension cords, cables, screen, etc)
  • Must have high speed internet access
  • Minimum system specifications (see below)
  • Student Supplies* – pencil or pen, highlighter, note paper

*If materials are not available at Training Site they must be covered in the Training Site Fees or the MSSC coordinator must be notified so they can facilitate supply.

Computer Lab Requirements

  • Each student must have access to a computer (Desktop or Laptop)
  • Instructor has a presentation computer, projector, screen, and sound with Internet for demonstrations. Computer must have Microsoft Office PowerPoint program functional or ability for Master Trainer to connect their personal computer into onsite equipment.

For hardware and software requirements go to While viewing this page, if you don't already have the software installed, it should automatically install. But if for some reason they don't install, there are buttons provided at the bottom of the website page that will link you to the appropriate software websites.

Prior to training the MSSC coordinator will work with the site administrator or appropriate personnel to check each computer for “System Requirements” and access speed.