About MTI Academy for Heat Treaters

Established in December 2005, the MTI Academy for Heat Treaters has become the industry's leading online training resource for technical and managerial content. With over 175 hours of training, the Academy provides a wide array of heat treat topics to help management and line personnel understand the technical aspects of heat treating as well as "think" and "manage" like a heat treater.

In our surveys of students over the years the results have demonstrated a 79% increase in knowledge by taking courses within the MTI Academy.

The MTI Academy training satisfies minimum training requirements for Nadcap, ISO and most other certification bodies.

Within the Academy, students can earn up to seven (7) different certificates:

  • Qualified Furnace Operator Program (QFO)
  • Heat Treat Technical Specialist (HTTS)
  • Heat Treat Quality Specialist (HTQS)
  • Heat Treat Specialist Certificate (HTS)
  • Heat Treat Management Specialist Certificate (HTMS)
  • General Plant Safety Certificate (GPS)
  • Keys to Supervisory Skills Certificate


Courses can be purchased individually or through the Academy Annual Corporate Subscription Program which provides unlimited use of all 175+ hours of training for a heat treat plant.  

MTI's Education Committee, made up of both heat treaters and suppliers are continually working to increase the technical content with the MTI Academy for Heat Treaters. 

If you have any questions about the Academy, feel free to contact the office of the Metal Treating Institute at 904-249-0448 x102 or training@heattreat.net.