TAPPI Professional Certificates

TAPPI Professional Certificate

Introducing TAPPI’s newest program for professional development! Designed to meet the needs of today’s competitive environment, earning a TAPPI Professional Certificate demonstrates you are ready to expertly manage your industry’s demands.

As an accredited IACET education provider, TAPPI’S Professional Certificate programs are developed by industry practitioners who uniquely understand the technical knowledge and experience required for superior performance in the global forest products environment.

Certificates Available:

Tissue Operations and Runnability

This certificate ensures you demonstrate competency in critical tissue manufacturing knowledge, including:

  • Overall understanding of the tissue making process and best practices for runnability and consistency
  • Principles of wet end chemistry and furnish on tissue properties
  • Procedures for cleaning and conditioning of felts and wires
  • Understanding how to troubleshoot common contributors to waste and downtime on the tissue machine

Tissue Properties and Processes

This certificate confirms you have exceptional understanding of tissue manufacturing basics including:

  • Web-fiber networks and physical properties test methods
  • Wet-end chemistry and control
  • Forming, water removal and drying processes
  • Sheet and roll handling and converting


Introduction to Pulp and Paper

This certificate will show you have gained significant introductory-to-intermediate knowledge of pulping and papermaking technology including the ability to:

  • Demonstrate overview knowledge of mill operations, products, process variables, equipment, and terminology
  • Describe examples of how one part of the mill affects another
  • Explain the importance of thinking on a mill wide basis
  • Discuss how the pulp and paper processes affect product properties and quality

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