A diverse range of training courses of variable quality is commercially available. The DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024 standard is, however, improving this situation. The accreditation of a training establishment in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024 requires a training establishment to have its training rooms, training equipment, and personnel related matters regularly audited by an appropriate external auditor. This also guarantees that training courses are up-to-date and not product-specific or sector-specific.
The Fraunhofer IFAM training courses and the examinations organized by the independent examination committee are strictly separated. This ensures that the participants take examinations that comply with the relevant guidelines. The references/certificates that are issued on successful completion of courses have international recognition.
The Training Center for Adhesive Binding Technology and the Training Center for Fiber Composite Technology are both members of the Fraunhofer Academy, which brings together the training activities of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft under one umbrella.