AIA Offers Certification for Machine Vision Professionals

With testing and training to be offered at this month’s Vision show, the Certified Vision Professional program is a first step toward certification of system integration companies, trade group says.

Individuals can now attain certification as a machine vision professional (basic level) through a new program launched by the Automated Imaging Association (AIA,, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based trade group.

To earn Certified Vision Professional (CVP) status, individuals need to pass a test based on the basic tutorial programs AIA offers in the fundamentals of machine vision, beginning lighting and optics, basic vision software and algorithms, and camera and image sensor technology basics.

The first round of tests will be offered during The Vision Show & Conference May 24-27 in Boston. Each of the tutorials will be offered during the Conference as well.

AIA stated that individual certification is the first step toward certification of system integration companies. “The idea for certifying integrators was brought to AIA by our member integrators who want to be able to demonstrate their experience and capabilities via certification,” said AIA President Jeffrey A. Burnstein.

“End-users also agree that integrator certification has value and are looking to AIA to provide this.” Burnstein continued. “While all of the details of company certification aren’t finalized yet, we do know that one key element will be the qualifications of individual employees at integration companies, which is why we’ve established base level certification right now. Soon, we will roll out more advanced level certification courses for individuals and finalize our company certification criteria,” Burnstein said.

Individuals who work for machine vision supplier or user companies also will benefit from becoming certified, Burnstein added.

For details on the certification classes and the exam in Boston, visit

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