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Additive Manufacturing Certification

Three Step Process to Certification

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.

Please read through the following steps to get a better understanding of the certification options and process. If you have questions or need additional information, please click here to access our inquiry form, or you can contact us by email or calling 800.733.4763 or 313.425.3000.


Assess Your Knowledge & Experience

ASSESS YOUR KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

The Additive Body of Knowledge is an outline of topics covered on the certification exam.


Assess Your Knowledge & Experience

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


Assess Your Knowledge & Experience

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 110 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.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS EXAM ONLINE EXAM PRICING PAPER & PENCIL EXAM PRICING
Nonmember $249 $279
SME Member $159 $189
College Student $75 $105

Apply for Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN EXAM ONLINE EXAM PRICING PAPER & PENCIL EXAM PRICING
Nonmember $269 $299
SME Member $179 $209
College Student $75 $105

Apply for Additive Manufacturing Technician


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