Online Training

Forging University

Industrial Maintenance

To further meet the employee training needs of FIA members, we are pleased to announce an expansion of online course offerings, in partnership with Kent State University. Focused on the high demand areas of mechanical and electrical maintenance, hundreds of online web-based courses are available for nominal fees. Member companies work directly with Kent State representatives to select courses or to design a training program that will meet individual organization needs. To request additional information, contact:

Forging University is our online training center designed to assist in your training needs. Available 24/7 and in more than one sitting, Forging University allowing for training to work around your employees schedule.


Forging University has diverse training topics that range from forging fundamentals, safety, human resources, sales & marketing, and self-development.


Forging University is offered for free to all FIA members as a part of their membership.


Updated Courses Available Starting July 1st:

  • Fundamentals of Forging 101
  • Safety Orientation
  • Hammer Safety
  • PressSafety

Coming Soon: We are excited to showcase a wide-variety of updated courses including:

  • Ferrous Metallurgy for Plant Personnel
  • Induction Heating for Forging
  • Lubricants in Forging
  • Optimizing Die Care
  • Heat Treatment of Carbon Steel Forging
  • Courses on HR, Sales & Marketing topics

Forging University is a valuable benefit and is made available to FIA Members only. We hope that you leverage this improved platform to grow your team, learn new skills, and develop tools to make yourself and your company successful and prosperous.


To Request Your New E-Learning Account: Lorean Crowder

To Suggest New Course Content: Amanda Dureiko

Not a Member? Forging University is a member-only benefit. Contact Keri Kirchurchak for information on joining: