Surface Finishing Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I want to host a workshop or course just for my employees?

ISFA offers on-site courses that can be tailored specifically to the unique needs of your company. We will work closely with you to customize the course material in a way that ensures your employees receive the most pertinent and applicable information.

Can I request a workshop be taught in my region?

Generally, the ISFA can host a course or workshop anywhere in the world based on a minimum of twelve students.

Do you offer payment plans or financing for any of your courses and workshops?

We offer discounts for groups of 3 or more students from the same company in the course location. ISFA is also very pleased to offer scholarships to qualifying students. Please contact our office for more information about how to qualify for either program.

How are exams graded?

All courses and workshops that include testing and a passing certification certificate will proctored and graded by the instructor responsible for teaching your course.

How long after I take a certification course will I receive my certificate?

Both Certification Certificates, and Completion Certificates are mailed via USPS Priority mail within 2-3 weeks after the conclusion of that course. If for some reason you do not receive your certificate with-in that time frame, please let us know.

What languages are the ISFA's classes available in?

Currently, the International Surface Finishing Academy offers courses in English and Spanish. However, we can translate our materials into any language if you have specific request. Please feel free to contact office with your specific language needs.

I'm an instructor interested in teaching a workshop or course, who do I need to contact?

We are always interested in meeting new potential instructors for the various disciplines of the Surface Finishing industry. If you think you have what it takes and are interested in working with please forward your CV, and with a written description of your specialty and one of our directors will personally contact you to discuss the possibilities.