Cotton classing & testing training


what is ICA Bremen's classing & testing training?

A six day, comprehensive training programme concentrating purely on quality issues in raw cotton. It will provide you with thorough training - from the classification of cotton from various growths to practical HVI training on the latest Uster 1000 Machine or Premier ART2, as well as information on other testing equipment.

With a maximum of 16 participants taking part, the programme promises a more interactive and personal learning experience. We also have the flexibility to tailor the course to meet many special requirements.


who should attend?

The programme is aimed at individuals who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge in cotton classing and testing and is particularly suitable for merchants, growers and the textile industry.


what is included in the programme?

The programme incorporates a wide range of topics delivered by industry experts from ICA Bremen and the Bremen Fibre Institute (FIBRE). See the list of modules.

Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the course from ICA Bremen which will act as proof of your qualification in cotton classification.


where and when is the next course taking place?

The next programme will run in 2017 at Bremer Baumwollboerse (BBB) in Bremen, Germany. The exact date is yet to be confirmed.


what is the cost?

The cost of the 2017 training programme is yet to be confirmed.

As guidance, here are the costs for the 2016 training programme which took place in June.

For ICA or BBB members, the cost was €900 (+VAT where applicable). For non-members the cost was €1,100 (+VAT where applicable).

Ticket prices included training and training materials; refreshments on working days; a visit to the local warehouse; a welcome meal on the first day and a farewell meal towards the end of the course.

Please note: these costs were exclusive of accommodation.


how can you apply?

To put your name on the interested list for 2017, please email


thank you to our 2016 training sponsors...


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