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Certification Programs

Validate your knowledge with global, industry-recognized credentials.

Certification programs from SME are the industry standard for assessing and acknowledging candidates’ professional knowledge, skills, competencies, and/or abilities. Our certification programs are led by professionals within the manufacturing industry who guide the development and continuous improvement of the bodies of knowledge and competency models upon which the certifications are based. Earning a certification validates your knowledge against industry standards, can boost your career opportunities, and set you apart from your peers.

Lean Certification

Lean Certification

Lean Certification validates your knowledge of and experience with lean principles. Lean Certification is a global, industry-recognized professional credential, and has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Technical Certification

Technical Certification

Whether you are just starting out, or you are a seasoned professional, certification can help you become a high-value commodity to your employer and be among the most sought-after individuals in your industry.
Additive Certification

Additive Manufacturing Certification

Additive certification provides a starting point for career pathways in the field of additive manufacturing.

Robotics in Manufacturing Fundamentals

This certification, focused on the fundamentals of manufacturing robotics, provides a starting point for career pathways in the field of robotics.
Electric Vehicle Fundamentals (EVF) Certification

Electric Vehicle Fundamentals (EVF) Certification

This certification is focused on the fundamentals of electric vehicles, provides a starting point for career pathways in the EV industry.
Outcome Assessments

Outcome Assessments

Outcome assessments are designed to help educators and companies alike. Developed in partnership with industry leaders, each assessment has its standard Body of Knowledge for their respective area.
Certification Resources

Certification Resources

Learn more about SME certifications, find answers to frequently asked questions, get in touch with us, and more.
Nick Giori
“Earning certifications from SME demonstrates that I'm capable of performing across different realms of manufacturing, which provides extreme value to my employer and my career.”
Nick Giori, CMfgT, CAM-F

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