Our Training & Certification Program represents an excellent resource for the on-site personnel to operate the equipment safely and efficiently to ensure its reliability, maximize its service life, maintain high-efficiency standards, and most importantly, standardize operating procedures between operators. The training delivery is a blend of classroom theory, practical case studies, and work section.


The efficient performance of a cement plant depends on the precise operation of the different manufacturing areas.

One of the keys to a successful, profitable, and sustainable operation relies on the skills, competency, and knowledge of the Control Room Operators (CRO) and their supervisors.

The Cement Institute has developed a program to standardize and improve the control room operators and their supervisors’ technical competency, hence improving operational stability, quality, safety, environmental control, and optimize production and maintenance costs.


The training program focuses on existing industrial challenges that provide the operators and supervisors with an understanding of what happens inside the mill and kiln systems. When the operators acquire a firm knowledge of the multiple variations that occur during the fabrication of cement, the solutions to the different challenges can be approached in a more systematic, technical, and reliable way.



This program collaborates with the plant in optimizing equipment performance as well as reducing energy consumption and costs.


Control Room Operators and Production Supervisor Competency Result in Efficient, Sustainable Operation and a Reduction of Operating Costs.

The Cement Institute offers customized training depending on the specific challenges that your plant may experience. In addition, it provides an initial assessment of the existing operating procedures and, with the training and supervision of the tutors, encourages the participants to employ the knowledge to find solutions and strategies to resolve the current challenges; this approach provides the most considerable value of the training investment.


The training material, case studies, and duration of the program will follow the plant requirements and customer’s agreement.
With this approach, the operators are encouraged to develop and apply the safest and best operating practices for each system. This receives the mutual benefit of standardizing the operational techniques and criteria between the different operators and supervisors.


The Cement Institute recognizes the challenges experienced by the plant management to provide the best possible results. Each system and equipment react differently, and understanding how the raw materials and fuels interact to produce clinker and cement and how the equipment can be operated to manipulate the physicochemical reactions will automatically increase the supervisors and control room’s competency operators, improving the performance of the plant.



When is this certification recommended?

  • When operating and maintenance costs need to be optimized.
  • When plants production and maintenance costs increase.
  • When the plant is faced with new or variable fuels or raw materials.
  • When different operating results appear during the different shifts.
  • When new or modified equipment is to be commissioned.
  • When variable operation is required (frequent changes of fuels or raw materials)
  • When repetitive AFR supply failure occurs.
  • When different alternate fuels and raw materials are going to be used
  • When the quality of the materials and fuels are programmed to be changed
  • When the system is difficult to operate due to internal circulating volatile phenomena.
  • When best operating practices want to be developed and applied.
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