FANUC offers National Certifications for Robotics and Advanced Automation Manufacturing

FANUC offers the only National Certifications for Robot Operations, Programming, Integrated Vision, and industry 4.0 Connected Smart Manufacturing. This industry-education development represents an 18-month initiative that brought together subject matter experts from industry, automation systems integrators, leading advisors and instructors from high school, community colleges, and universities all focused on preparing a pipeline of talent with the core competencies and automation technology skills for today's manufacturing industry.

With these challenging and thorough national certification assessment, students and workers are able to document their knowledge and fill high demand, high paying, and exciting career opportunities in Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing.

These national certifications are offered by an extensive network of high schools, colleges, and training centers that provide FANUC Certified Education programs with hands-on applied technology in robotics and advanced manufacturing.

What is a Certification?

Third-party certification involves independent development and verification to reduce conflict of interest and provide significant meaning.  While it is important for an individual to prove their skill level by obtaining a third-party certification such as a FANUC Robot Operator and Technician certification, it is equally as important for the organization developing the certification assessment to be a third party.

The assessment development company works with the Subject Matter Expert (SME) team provided by the certification organization to identify the core and critical competencies needed to become certified in a particular industry or skill set.  This third-party also serves as the disinterested party of who becomes certified.  Their only stake in the process is to ensure that those meeting the minimum requirements of the certification have the skills determined by the SMEs to be successful in the industry.

FANUC Certified Robot Operator Certifications

Indicates an operator level of skills and knowledge. Students with this level have a basic understanding of robot operations and programming, material handling and its components, and introduction to Roboguide simulation software. These certification programs are focused on the core Robot Operator skills needed by entry level or incumbent workers.

FANUC Certification

Levels and Descriptions

FANUC America, together with NOCTI developed the industry recognized national certification programs which include two levels of FANUC Certified Robot Operator (FCR-O1 & FCR-O2) and two levels of FANUC Certified Technician (FCR-T1 & FCR-T2) indicates an operator level of skills and knowledge. These certification programs are focused on the core Operator and Technician level skills needed for student and adult education programs.  

FCR-O1 FANUC Certified Robot Operator-1

Written assessment for entry level position as robotics associate in manufacturing. The assessment exams allow the candidate to demonstrate their knowledge in: Robot operations, frame setup, writing, modifying and executing basic programs, program offset, backup, restorations, creating and modifying simulations.

FCR-O2 FANUC Certified Robot Operator-2

Performance assessment for entry level position as robotics associate in manufacturing. The assessment exams allow the candidate to demonstrate their knowledge in: Robot operations, frame setup, writing, modifying and executing basic programs, program offset, backup, restorations, creating and modifying simulations.

FCR-T1 FANUC Certified Robot Technician-1*

Written assessment for technical level position as a robotics engineering associate in manufacturing. The assessment exams allow the candidate to demonstrate their knowledge in: Single axis mastering on all six axis, how to create and execute a pick and place program for load and unload applications, and how to set up and program 2D Integrated Vision for part offset and inspection.

FCR-T2 FANUC Certified Robot Technician-2*

Performance assessment for technical level position as robotics engineering associate in manufacturing. The assessment exams allow the candidate to demonstrate their skills in: Single axis mastering on all six axis, how to create and execute a pick and place program for load and unload applications, and how to set up program 2D Integrated Vision for part offset and inspection.

* Certification with an asterisks are currently in pilot testing with Nocti and will be available soon.

About NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute)

Nocti Business Solutions (NBS), a wholly owned subsidiary of NOCTI, are leading providers of high-quality of occupational competency assessment products and services to industry, secondary, and post-secondary educational institution in the United States and around the world. NOCTI Business Solutions, in collaboration with FANUC America Corporation, leading Subject Matter Experts from Manucfacturing Companies, Automation Systems Integrators, and Secondary & Post-Secondary Instructors have developed the FANUC Certified Robot Operator and FANUC Certified Robot Technician certification assessments.

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