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CCT-Wind Blade Repair (WBR)

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The past, present and future of composites in the wind energy market is strong. ACMA is offering the CCT-WBR certification curriculum to help serve the growing demand for composites training in the wind energy sector for servicing and repairing wind turbines. As a CCT-WBR, you can use your training to repair wind turbine blades or even apply your knowledge to other exciting industries—automotive, aviation, marine, sports and recreation, research and development, aerospace and more!

As a candidate for the CCT-WBR, one can expect to see the following subject matters addressed in the study materials, as well as the certification examination.

Program Overview - Wind Blade Repair

  • Basic Composites
  • General Composites Knowledge
    • Composites Overview
    • The Composites Industry
    • What are Composites?
    • Why Composites are Different
    • The Advantages of Composites
    • History of the Composites Industry
  • Composites Manufacturing Processes
    • Overview
    • Open Molding
    • Closed Molding
    • Cast Polymer Molding
  • Composites Materials
    • The Polymer Matrix
    • Thermoset Resins
    • Overview of Polyester Resins
    • Initiators, Promoters, and Inhibitors
    • Resin Additives
    • Gel Coat
    • Reinforcement Materials
    • Core Materials
  • Quality Control and Troubleshooting
    • The Approach to Quality
    • Quality Assurance System vs. Quality Control Program
    • Quality Terminology
    • Management Roles in Quality
    • Building a Quality System
    • Procedural Quality Control
  • Composites Plant Safety
    • Introduction to Shop Safety
    • Chemical Safety
    • Fire Prevention and Safety
    • Fluid Handling Equipment Safety
    • Electrical Safety
    • Power Tool Safety
    • Compressed Air Safety
    • Lock-Out/Tag-Out Procedures
    • Lift Truck Safety
    • General Personal Safety
    • Housekeeping and Safety
    • Confined Space Entry
    • Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
    • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Wind Blade Repair
  • Composites in Wind Energy
    • Definition of Composites
    • Why Composites Are Used
    • Where Composites Are Used
  • Composite Materials in Wind Energy
    • Overview
    • Polymers
    • Reinforcements
    • Cores
    • Adhesives
    • Surface Coatings
    • Fillers
  • Composite Fabrication in Wind Energy
    • Overview
    • Fabrication Processes for Wind Energy Applications
    • Secondary Fabrication
  • Composite Component Repair
    • Background
    • Identifying the Composite
    • Damage and Defect Inspection
    • Damage Removal
    • Repair
    • Vacuum Infusion
    • Repair to the Lightning Protection System
  • Wind Energy and Composites Safety
    • Introduction to Safety
    • Chemicals, Handling and Storage
    • Confined Space
    • Electricity
    • Climbing
    • On-site Safety
  • Wind Energy and Composites Quality Assurance
    • Introduction to Quality Assurance
    • A Quality System Model
    • Quality Assurance – Composite Repair