Get trained.

Contact a certified trainer to set up the training. Click here for the list. The trainers are volunteers, therefore some trainers may ask to have their expenses reimbursed.

Certified trainers

Be equipped.

Before the trainer arrives, acquire the test methods and read them, and make sure that you have the necessary training equipment. You MUST have these items when your trainer arrives. The list of equipment can be viewed here.


Get certified.

After your trainer has showed you the proper use of the equipment and test methods, he will also instruct you to undertake a test on your own and send the results to him. Those test results will be evaluated first by your instructor and then by a STMC auditor. Your instructor will have also notified the auditor to your completion of training and ownership of the correct testing equipment. Upon approval of all of these items, the auditor will approve you for certification. The International Imaging Technology Council (Int’l ITC) will issue a certificate to your company that it is proficient in the use of the test methods.

You will also receive a license to use your specific STMC logo, provided by the Int’l ITC. The terms of your license agreement will provide instructions on how to display your logo (specifically not to alter it in any way). By participating in the program, you agree to use the test methods routinely and to use the logo properly.


Initial certification is $1,000.00 for two years
Recertification (every two years) is $1,000.00
STMC Logo and certificate is included.