SIFCO ASC is your source for manufacturer certified training and plating courses.

A structured study of the SIFCO Process® is essential for success. We offer customized training programs and plating courses designed around your specific applications.

SIFCO Certified Trainers offer a hands-on experience giving your technicians the opportunity to electroplate components and use the plating equipment. Your technicians will learn how to troubleshoot plating applications and accurately plate numerous deposits. All students who successfully complete the SIFCO Process® training program receive:

  • a SIFCO Process® Certificate of Demonstration
  • an electronic version of the comprehensive SIFCO Process® Instruction Manual
  • all training files for future reference

Training Centers

  • Training programs are offered throughout the year at our Headquarters in Independence, Ohio
  • SIFCO ASC Certified Trainers are also available for on-site training programs worldwide

Available Plating Courses

  • Basic Training Course
  • Cadmium/ZnNi Certification Training Course
  • Cadmium/ZnNi Recertification Kit
  • Recertification Training Course

Who Should Attend

SIFCO Process® training is beneficial for operators, engineers, machinists, mechanics, welders and supervisory staff. Those becoming plating technicians will have the attributes of a successful SIFCO Process operator. Supervisors taking the course will develop a working knowledge of the process and will be able to manage operators and assist as necessary. Additionally, engineers will benefit from the technical aspects of the course.

If you’re interested in training, please see the schedule below, and reach out to Scott Peterson, Sr. Training Manager, at

US 2023 Training Schedule

November 14-15, 2023 – Cadmium & Zn-Ni Only
December 12-15, 2023 – Basic
January 9 – 10, 2024 – Cadmium & ZnNi Only
February 6 – 9, 2024 – Basic
March 12 – 13, 2024 – Cadmium & ZnNi Only
April 16 – 19, 2024 – Basic
May 14 – 15, 2024 – Cadmium & ZnNi Only
June 11 – 14, 2024 – Basic
July 16 – 17, 2024 – Cadmium & ZnNi Only
August 6 – 9, 2024 – Basic
September 17 – 18, 2024 – Cadmium & ZnNi Only
October 22 – 25, 2024 – Basic
November 19 – 20, 2024 – Cadmium & ZnNi Only
December 10 – 13, 2024 – Basic

Trainings are conducted at our Independence, Ohio facility.

Dates are subject to change.


“Siemens would like to thank the excellent training staff at SIFCO for providing customized and individualized training for our Siemens Energy technicians. Siemens has been working with SIFCO for over 10 years in the application of Silver Plating Processes & Training to meet the electrical needs for the Power Generation Industry.”

Steve Hanchuk, Generator Services Training Coordinator, Siemens

Related Resources

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts is your vital resource for enhancing, repairing or refurbishing critical components through selective electroplating. The SIFCO Process® is the leading method of selective electroplating localized areas on components without the use of an immersion tank. We provide contract services, chemical solutions and equipment for surface enhancement to improve component performance, minimize downtime and reduce manufacturing costs. To learn more, choose from any of these related resources.