Showcase your advanced manufacturing engineering knowledge and boost your credentials with a CMfgE certification.
Professionals who earn a CMfgE demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing processes and practices. Pursuing a CMfgE certification requires a minimum of 8 years of combined manufacturing-related education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 4 years of work experience. A CMfgT with a minimum of 7 years manufacturing-related work experience and/or education also qualifies.
Exam topics include the following:
• Applied science
• Manufacturing processes
|• Manufacturing management
• Manufacturing economics
• Quality control
• Computer applications
You can do this!
Follow these Steps to earn your CMfgE Certification
- Assess your readiness
- Prepare for the exam
To earn this certification you should demonstrate your understanding of the CMfgE Body of Knowledge (PDF), including product and tool design, facility operations, floor operations and material handling. Click here for Recommended Reading List
- Apply for the exam
- Take the test
The Manufacturing Engineer Exam is a four-hour exam containing 180 multiple-choice questions.
Online testing is available. Prices are based on status as a student, member of SME, and other factors.
- Interpret your results
Use your exam results to make decisions about your professional development. Your Examination Analysis report will tell you about your areas of strength and where you can improve. Sample (PDF)
- Plan your next step
Depending on your test results, you will be able to retake the exam, start planning for recertification or aim for another certification.
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Continuing education is part of the recertification process and will prepare you for Lean Certification or the SME-sponsored Six Sigma certification.