Joseph Roth completed the internationally-recognized WOSTEP certification program and is certified by the prestigious Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking School. Developed in partnership with the Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Education Program (WOSTEP), the program entails 3,000 hours of theoretical and hands-on instruction, including the manufacturing of tools and watch parts as well as service and maintenance procedures for all types of watches. Upon completion of the curriculum, students must prove their skills in a final exam to qualify for the WOSTEP certification. The exam includes theoretical and practical tests that cover all aspects of horology. The WOSTEP program is ONE of the most important certifications for watchmakers around the world. It was devised by the Centre Suisse de Formation et de Perfectionnement Horloger and is sponsored by Swiss manufacturers and retailers within the horological industry.