The Additive Manufacturing Certifications align to the Additive Manufacturing Body of Knowledge (PDF) compiled by Tooling U-SME, America Makes, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC), and Technician Education in Additive Manufacturing & Materials (TEAMM), with input from more than 500 additive manufacturing professionals.
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ASSESS YOUR KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
The Additive Body of Knowledge is an outline of topics covered on the certification exam.
- Body of Knowledge (PDF)
REVIEW RECOMMENDED & OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
RECOMMENDED READING MATERIALS
Exam questions are based on specific recommended reading materials selected by knowledgeable and experienced individuals. (Please note that the exam is open book)
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
- 3D Printing Glossary
- Additive Manufacturing Online Classes
Candidates may choose to use Tooling U-SME resources to help prepare for the exam. Tooling U-SME offers optional online classes covering Additive Manufacturing Process, Safety, Design, Methods and Materials, and more. Online classes are approximately 60-90 minutes, accessible 24/7 on laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, and are developed with industry experts.For more information about Tooling U-SME’s classes to prepare for your Additive Manufacturing Certification exam, please contact Tooling U-SME at email@example.com or 866.706.8665.
- Certified Additive Manufacturing - Fundamentals (CAM-F) at RAPID + TCT 2022: Earn the Certified Additive Manufacturing - Fundamentals (CAM-F) at RAPID +TCT. Brush up on your AM knowledge and take the certification exam, Monday, May 16, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Detroit. Attending this event does include exhibit floor pass. Learn more and sign up
APPLY, SCHEDULE & TAKE EXAM
The additive manufacturing certification exams are offered in online and paper pencil formats. You have one year to complete the exam from the date you apply.
Both exams are three hour, open book and open notes exams. The Fundamentals exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions and the Technician exam consists of 120 questions. Exam questions are developed from the recommended reading.
A proctor is required for your exam. Your proctor can be a manager, supervisor, Human Resources representative, or a key administrator. They can also be a member of an SME chapter, staff at your local college/university, or at a library.
After applying to take the exam, you must secure a proctor and submit your Proctor Form and Agreement to SME at least two weeks before your scheduled exam date.
To pass the exam, you need to score a 70% or higher. After your exam is scored, you will receive official results by mail, which includes and Examination Analysis report that provides a breakdown of your results by knowledge area.
Upon passing the exam you will earn your certification.
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