Industry Professional Development Series

Training on Demand: Industry Professional Development Course Series

  • Continuous open enrollment, except when the system may be taken offline for updating (often planned during June 15th to July 9th).
  • Online Courses
  • Registration Fee: $400

Available Course Offerings (Select Any of the following to see more details)

Paper Manufacturing Chemistry (Overview course) REGISTER TODAY

Paper Sizing & Resistance to Fluids REGISTER TODAY

Paper Appearance: Brightness, Opacity, Color REGISTER TODAY

Paper Strength Additives & Their Effective Use REGISTER TODAY

Charge Measurements & Papermaking REGISTER TODAY

Water Removal & Productivity on the Paper Machine REGISTER TODAY

Drainage Enhancement REGISTER TODAY

Paper Machine Efficiency REGISTER TODAY

General Overview of Courses in the Series

Each of these online courses provides information about a selected aspect of the chemistry of the paper manufacturing process, a field that industrial papermakers often call “wet-end chemistry”.  Eight streaming video sessions, each about 15-30 minutes long, present key topics, each followed by a 3-question multiple choice quiz for students to check their level of comprehension.  Select the link of a specific course to find a list of topics included in that course.  A final quiz must be passed with 80% success (with multiple attempts allowed) to qualify for a certificate of completion of the course.  The course “Paper Manufacturing Chemistry” is recommended as a first introduction or refresher course for those having a professional role or personal interest in the paper making process.

Who Should Attend

These course are recommended for those having a professional role or personal interest in the papermaking process, including those with new responsibilities or assignments.

Workshop Materials

Participants will receive access to the lecture files via the internet to supplement the presentations made during the course. Students also will also receive access to eight streaming video sessions, each about 15 to 30 minutes long.


The registration fee is $400 for each course.  The registration fee cannot be refunded. Registrations can be done by online credit card payment only.

Any questions can be directed to James Todd (

General Information

Expenses for continuing education taken to maintain or improve professional skills may be tax deductible. Certain restrictions apply. Check with your accountant for details.