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SME Certification

SME is the “solutions engine” that serves the manufacturing industry. We work daily to solve one of our industry’s greatest challenges — a severe talent shortage — by filling the gap with future generations of manufacturing practitioners whose passion exceeds our own.

Certification is just one way that SME addresses this challenge. 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. This close relationship makes SME Certifications the industry standard.

Lean Certification

Speak the language used by continuous improvement practitioners around the globe. No matter where you are in the world or what industry you work in, as a Lean Certification holder, you will be recognized the world over as one who weaves innovative ways of thinking and doing business with real-world applications and results. Lean Certification is an industry-leading certification program that provides individuals, companies, and educators with a comprehensive and effective roadmap for professional and workforce development that aligns with industry-recognized standards. Find out more

Technical Certification

Whether you are just starting out, or you are a seasoned professional, Technical Certifications can help you become a high-value commodity to your employer and be among the most sought-after individuals in your industry. Technical Certifications not only help you attain knowledge, they prove it. SME’s Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) and Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) Technical Certifications are recognized and respected industry credentials. Find out more

Additive Manufacturing Certification

The Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification and Additive Manufacturing Technician Certification are the first and only certifications validating an individual’s knowledge in additive manufacturing, as defined by hundreds of leaders in the industry. It is ideal for individuals working in or seeking to work in additive manufacturing roles in automotive, aerospace, and medical equipment. It is also ideal for high schools and colleges as a capstone or standalone achievement to increase workforce readiness in additive manufacturing. Find out more