The understanding and proper application of torque is a mission-critical element of a viable and sustainable windpower industry in the US. Snap-on Industrial, in conjunction with education and industry partners, has spearheaded a torque certification training program as part of a technical school or junior college curriculum. Through conversations with representatives from diverse industries, safety, and torque turned up at the forefront of training issues marked as critical. Torque is the twisting motion used to tighten or secure a fastener. The Snap-on Industrial torque certification program explores both torque theory and proper use and application of equipment. Testing for the certification focuses on equipment use.