Specialist Certifications

SACA’s Specialist certifications certify Industry 4.0 technical skills in troubleshooting, programming, maintaining, and integrating systems. Specialist certifications are offered in three strands to match with key skilled occupations: automation, production, and IT systems. Each strand offers two levels of certification to reflect different levels of expertise.

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 six Specialist certifications offered by SACA are:

Certified Industry 4.0 Automation Specialist I

(*) - 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 Automation Systems Specialist I

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.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Elective Micro-Credentials:

  • SACA C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • C-201 Electrical Systems 1
  • C-202 Electric Motor Control Systems 1
  • C-203 Variable Frequency Drive Systems 1
  • C-204 Motor Control Troubleshooting 1
  • C-205 Sensor Logic Systems 1 (*)
  • C-206 Electrical System Installation 1
  • C-207 Programmable Controller Systems 1 (**)
  • C-208 Programmable Controller Troubleshooting 1
  • C-209 Pneumatic Systems 1
  • C-210 Mechanical Power Systems I
  • C-211 Industry 4.0 Total Productive Maintenance Management
  • C-212 Ethernet Communications 1
  • C-213 Smart Sensor and Identification Sys. 1
  • C-214 Smart Factory Systems 1
  • C-215 Robot System Operations 1 (***)
  • C-216 Robot Systems Integration 1
  • C-251 Mechanical Power Troubleshooting
  • C-252 Laser Shaft Alignment
  • C-253 Electric Motor Troubleshooting
  • C-254 Pneumatic Troubleshooting 1
  • C-255 Hydraulic Systems 1
  • C-256 Hydraulic Maintenance
  • C-257 Process Control Systems 1
  • C-258 Process Control Troubleshooting 1
  • C-259 Rigging Systems 1
  • C-260 Rigging Systems 2

Certified Industry 4.0 Automation Systems Specialist II

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Automation Systems Specialist II certification prepares individuals to succeed in advanced 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.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Elective Micro-Credentials:

  • C-301 Mechanical Power Systems 2
  • C-302 Laser Shaft Alignment 1
  • C-303 Electric Motor Troubleshooting 1
  • C-304 Pneumatic Troubleshooting 1
  • C-305 Industrial Electronic Systems 1
  • C-306 Industrial Electronic Systems 2
  • C-307 Electronic Systems Installation 1
  • C-308 Variable Frequency Drive Systems 2
  • C-309 Programmable Controller Systems 2
  • C-310 Ethernet Communications 2
  • C-311 Data Analytics 1
  • C-312 Robot Systems Integration 2
  • C-313 Smart Factory Systems 2
  • C-351 Predictive Maintenance 1
  • C-352 Mechanical Power Systems 3
  • C-352 Mechanical Power Systems 3
  • C-353 Mechanical Power Systems 4
  • C-354 Hydraulics Systems 2
  • C-355 Hydraulics Troubleshooting 1
  • C-356 Process Control Systems 2
  • C-357 Process Control Troubleshooting 1
  • C-358 Autonomous Mobile Robot Systems 1
  • C-359 Programmable Controller Systems 3
  • C-360 Motion Control Systems 1
  • C-361 Programmable Conveyor Systems 1
  • C-362 Machine Vision Systems 1
Certified Industry 4.0 Automation Specialist II
Production - Industry 4.0 manufacturing environment

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

Certified Industry 4.0 Production Systems Specialist I

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.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Elective Micro-Credentials:

  • SACA C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • SACA C-102 Associate-Advanced Operations
  • C-215 Robot System Operations 1 (*)
  • C-216 Robot Systems Integration 1
  • Quality Systems 1 (with SPC)
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 1
  • CNC Operations 1
  • Lean Manufacturing 1
  • Additive Manufacturing 1
  • Industry 4.0 Total Productive Maintenance Management
  • Industry 4.0 Predictive Maintenance 1
  • Team Performance 1
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems 1
  • Manual Machining 1
  • Manual Machining 2
  • Plastics Operations 1
  • Welding Operations 1

Certified Industry 4.0 Production Systems Specialist II

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Production Systems Specialist II certification prepares individuals to succeed in advanced 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.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Elective Micro-Credentials:

  • SACA C-104 Associate-IIoT, Networking & Data Analytics
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems 2
  • CNC Operations 2
  • Robot Systems 2 with Vision
  • Autonomous Robot Systems 1
  • Programmable Conveyor Systems 1
  • Lean Six Sigma 1
  • Material Quality 1
  • Team Performance 2
  • 3D Computer Aided Design 1
  • 3D Computer Aided Manufacturing 1
  • Robot Systems 3 with Collaborative
  • 3D Computer Aided Manufacturing 2
  • Robot Systems Simulation
  • SCADA Systems 1
  • Robotic Welding Systems 1
  • Material Quality 2
  • Plastics Engineering
  • CNC Operations 3
  • Composites 1
  • Composites 1
  • Machine Vision Inspection Systems 1
  • Machine Vision Inspection Systems 2
Production Specialists are essential in a smart manufacturing environment
IT Specialist working in Industry 4.0 facility

(*) - 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 IT Systems Specialist I

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.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Elective Micro-Credentials:

  • SACA C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • C-215 Robot System Operations 1 (*)
  • C-216 Robot Systems Integration 1
  • Programmable Controller Systems 1 (**)
  • Industrial Ethernet Communications 1
  • Industrial Ethernet Communications 2
  • Smart Sensor/Identification Systems 1
  • SCADA Systems 1
  • Industry 4.0 Data Analytics 1
  • Industrial Network Security Systems 1
  • AC Variable Frequency Drive Systems 1
  • AC Variable Frequency Drive Systems 2

Certified Industry 4.0 IT Systems Specialist II

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 IT Systems Specialist II certification prepares individuals to succeed in advanced 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.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Elective Micro-Credentials:

  • SCADA Systems 2
  • Industry 4.0 Data Analytics 2
  • Industrial Network Security Systems 2
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems 1
  • Programmable Controller Systems 2
  • Machine Vision Inspection Systems 1
  • Robot Systems 2 with Vision
  • Smart Factory Systems 1
  • Robot Systems 3 with Collaborative
  • Robot Systems Simulation
  • Machine Vision Inspection Systems 2
  • Autonomous Robot Systems 1
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems 2
  • Programmable Controller Systems 3
IT - Industry 4.0 occupation
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