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Specialist Certifications

SACA’s Specialist certifications certify Industry 4.0 technical skills in operations, troubleshooting, programming, maintenance, and systems integration. Each certification is keyed to a skilled occupation.

Specialist certifications are modular certifications, consisting of a series of core and elective micro-credentials, each with its own hands-on practical assessment and a written (online) knowledge assessment. Core micro-credentials certify skills that are applicable to all companies, while elective micro-credentials can be added to match with regional or specific company needs.

The Specialist certifications offered by SACA are:

 
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Core Micro-Credentials:

Certified Industry 4.0 Automation Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Automation Systems Specialist I certification prepares individuals to succeed in entry-level maintenance technician positions in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. This certification also features a variety of elective micro-credentials that are ideal for individuals seeking to become versed in Industry 4.0 automation or those pursuing SACA Professional Certification.

Elective Micro-Credentials:

(*) - or SACA C101 Associate-Basic Operations and C-102 Associate-Advanced Operations Certifications

(**) - or SACA C-102 Associate-Advanced Operations and C-104 Associate-IIoT and Data Analytics Certifications

(***) - or SACA C-103 Associate-Robot Systems Certification

 

Certified Industry 4.0 Production Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Production Systems Specialist I certification prepares individuals to succeed in entry-level manufacturing technician and engineering positions in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. This certification also features a variety of elective micro-credentials that are ideal for individuals seeking to become versed in Industry 4.0 automation or those pursuing SACA Professional Certification.

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Core Micro-Credentials:

Elective Micro-Credentials:

  • Manual Machining 1

  • Manual Machining 2

  • Plastics Operations 1

  • Welding Operations 1

(*) - or SACA C-103 Associate-Robot Systems Certification

 
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Certified Industry 4.0 IT Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 IT Systems Specialist I certification prepares individuals to succeed in entry-level information technology technician and engineering positions in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. This certification also features a variety of elective micro-credentials that are ideal for individuals seeking to become versed in Industry 4.0 automation or those pursuing SACA Professional Certification.

Elective Micro-Credentials:

Core Micro-Credentials:

(*) - or SACA C-103 Associate-Robot Systems Certification

(**) - or SACA C-102 Associate-Advanced Operations and C-104 Associate-IIoT and Data Analytics Certifications

 

Certified Industry 4.0 Operations Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Operations Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as a team lead operator in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will perform automated machine setup and adjustment, operate and monitor system operation, perform preventive and predictive maintenance, and analyze and optimize system operation.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Certified Industry 4.0 Operations Specialist
 
Certified Industry 4.0 Electrical Systems Specialist

Certified Industry 4.0 Electrical Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Electrical Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as an industrial electrician in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain industrial electrical circuits and electric motor systems.

Core Micro-Credentials:

 

Certified Industry 4.0 Control Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Control Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as a controls technician in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain industrial control systems using sensors, programmable controllers, and variable frequency drives.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Certified Industry 4.0 Control Systems Specialist
 
Certified Industry 4.0 Robotics Specialist

Certified Industry 4.0 Robotics Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Robotics Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as a robotics technician in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will install, program, test, interface, and maintain industrial robot systems and workcells.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Certified Industry 4.0 Network Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Network Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as a technician supporting networked Industry 4.0 automation systems. In this role, individuals will install, program, troubleshoot, monitor, and maintain networked automation systems using Ethernet networks, smart sensors, controllers, data analytics software, and automated machines.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Certified Industry 4.0 Network Systems Specialist
 
 
Certified Industry 4.0 Instrumentation Specialist

Certified Industry 4.0 Instrumentation Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Instrumentation Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as an instrumentation technician in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain instrumentation and control systems using transducers, transmitters, and PID controllers used to control flow, pressure, temperature and pressure of industrial fluid processes.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Certified Industry 4.0 Mechanical Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Mechanical Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as an industrial mechanic in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain industrial mechanical power transmission systems using belt, chain, shaft coupling, and gear power transmission methods.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Mechanical Systems Specialist
 
Electro-Fluid Power Systems Specialist

Certified Industry 4.0 Electro-Fluid Power Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Electro-Fluid Power Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as an electro-fluid power technician in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain industrial solenoid-operated hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Core Micro-Credentials: