Automotive Packaging Certificate

Automotive Packaging Certificate (APC)

The first and only 100% online academic program that will enable you to develop the professional skill set you need to be successful in the automotive packaging field. Ideal for packaging and logistics employees at automotive suppliers and OEMs, as well as sales, customer service and packaging engineers that work for or with packaging providers produce and supply industrial and automotive packaging.

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What is APC?

100% online, automotive packaging expertise.

Covering the unique landscape of automotive packaging - from returnable packaging systems through expendable case studies and applications, supplier databases, transportation, and unique SME feedback, there is no other program that provides this type of content.

We visited leading experts at PakFab (Returnable Metal Packaging), Tree Brand Packaging (Expendable Packaging – Wood), NTIC Excor Zerust (Comprehensive Corrosion Control), and IPS (Packaging Distributor) to develop industry-specific education from the people who know it best.

Certificate Hours
Certificate Courses
CEU Credits
24/7 Access
Companion Workbook
Automotive Specific

Learn best practices from the industry's top minds.

We've collaborated with subject matter experts and state-of-the-art facilities so you'll understand the unique roles of Tier 1s, OEMs, and packaging suppliers. We'll cover part and packaging storage, handling, identification, and customization of returnable and expendable packaging solutions.

How does it work?

Be the Innovation.

Master The Market.
Enroll at your convenience and enjoy uninterrupted 24/7 access, allowing you to learn at your own pace.
There is no school or program that enables professionals to work within the field of Automotive Packaging. Use this program for onboarding of new hires, as a resources for current employees, for strategic launch preparations and as a tool for continued education for your logistics, packaging and quality teams.
Limited Item!
548 pages of actionable content to accelerate your retention and mastery of the automotive packaging industry.
Curriculum Includes
Automotive Packaging Overview
Returnable Packaging
Expendable packaging
Packaging distributors
Packaging operations at OEMs
Packaging operations at Tier 1s
Hazmat Packaging*
*Special thanks to Josh Galvarino. This exclusive program is self-paced and can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

Meet The Experts


    Chief Learning Officer & Founder The Packaging School


    Mercedes-Benz U.S.


    BMW MC.


    Tree Brand Packaging


    Northern Technologies International Corporation


    Magna Decostar


    PakFab Engineered Solutions


    The Packaging School


    Indigo Packaging and Consulting

Where do I start?

Future Proof Your Skills

To start your journey, choose your perferred method of payment and click to enroll. If you have any inquiries, Diana Whitaker, our Student Engagement Director, is available to schedule a call with you to address all your questions and concerns.
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24/7 Online Access
No Application Required
Companion Workbook Included
Team Discounts available. For questions or inquiries, please email


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What do your peers say?

We have worked with tens of thousands of amazing people.

“The CMPM is a great program for both up-and-coming professionals curious to know more about packaging engineering as well as seasoned packaging professionals who are looking to do deeper dives and obtain additional knowledge; very fun, useful and engaging overall!”

Mario Barrios
Senior Packaging Engineer, Colgate-Palmolive Company

“At this point in my career, I was searching for an educational opportunity with the most comprehensive, data driven, and practical program and the CMPM offered that in droves. I was able to use my background to traverse other packaging disciplines and learn all new platforms I had interacted with but never had the chance to dive in. I recommend this program whether you’re just starting in packaging or even with several years under your belt.”

Adam Moffitt
Business Development Manager, UPM Raflatac

“The CMPM program offers valuable insights into the latest packaging trends and processes. It also provides an excellent framework for project management. I highly encourage anyone who is interested in taking their packaging knowledge to the next level to take this course.”

Clay Mitchell
Category Manager, American Paper and Twine

“This program met my expectations. In this program we are learning more in-depth compared to what we could learn in school and at a much more accelerated pace. For the price and going through the program, this program met my objective.”

Gavan Singh
Packaging Eng and Logistic Coordinator Draexlmaier

“I loved the fact that the CMPM program was an interactive online series that inspired my creativity and enabled my ability to use new tools to take back to Nissan North America, Inc. It allowed me to implement an effective and efficient packaging process to help not only me, but my colleagues in their everyday performance on the job.”

Lauren McDonald
Packaging Specialist, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

“Although I am currently in the corrugated industry this course gave me a great refresher on developing packaging for our current customers and new prospects. Very detailed and insightful into the “why” of consumer buying decisions. I use the framework for the project development plan daily and have asked my team of Account Managers and Designers to focus on key elements of the plan, specifically the needs analysis and market research portions.”

Chris Marsh
Regional Sales Manager, Jamestown Container Corporation

“The CMPM is a very complete and inspiring program, its content has contributed to reinforce my knowledge in key areas such as materials, production processes, and supply chain. This allowed me to keep growing as a packaging professional and will further contribute to strengthen my value proposition and packaging solutions to my customers.”

Carolina Aristizábal Molina
Packaging Engineer, Smurfit Kappa

“The CMPM was a constructive overview of all things packaging! The coursework provided was informational and applicable to everyday practices within our organization; laying the groundwork for what it takes to launch a package.”

Garrett Patrick
Packaging Engineer, Gorilla Glue

“The CMPM program exceeded my expectations regarding packaging machine systems, sustainability, and point of purchase strategies, through a complete and holistic approach to the different aspects of packaging.”

Rebeca Granados Andrade
Experience Centre Manager, Smurfit Kappa México

October 11-13th, Huguenot Loft, Greenville SC

The premier open forum for OEMs, Tier 1 Part Suppliers and Packaging Solution Providers to discuss packaging innovations and challenges. Since 2017, we’ve helped gather knowledge leaders for a unique event called the Automotive Packaging Summit. Over 250 automotive packaging professionals from OEMs, Tier 1 part suppliers, and packaging solution providers have gathered in South Carolina to discuss common industry hurdles and solutions.

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