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Keeping the credentials you worked hard for is just as important as earning them. To ensure you stay on top of the latest advances, and maintain a strong competitive edge, you must recertify every three years to maintain your Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) and/or Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) standing.

Recertification requires that you participate in ongoing training and development activities. You will need to document 36 recertification credits during the three-year period from receiving your certification or last recertification.

While the CEI certification is no longer available to new candidates, those currently CEI certified may recertify by documenting the same recertification activities as required for CMfgT and CMfgE.

Recertification Activities

Your continuing education, training, and development must be focused on the Body of Knowledge (PDF). You can earn your recertification credits through activities such as authorship, education, leadership, attendance, and project work. The Recertification Credits and Requirements offers detailed information on these activities.

If you hold multiple technical certifications, the same credits can be used toward recertification as long as the activity falls within the three-year certification period. You need 36 credits total to recertify multiple credentials.

For example, you earned your CMfgT certification on 1/1/2012 and your CMfgE certification on 6/1/2012. Recertification for your CMfgT is on 1/1/2015 and your CMfgE is on 6/1/2015. You may apply your training and development activities between 6/1/2012-1/1/2015 toward recertifying both credentials.

Recertification Fee

  Single Technical Certification Multiple Technical Certifications
SME Members $95 2 Certifications = 15% discount
Nonmembers $190 3 + Certifications = 20% discount

Note: You will receive an email notification with the option to recertify online 90, 60, and 30 days prior to your expiration date. If you are renewing multiple certifications, you will receive an email notification for each certification that is expiring. If you have met the credit requirement, please click on the “click here” link in each notification email to add the certification you are renewing to the shopping cart. The shopping cart will provide you your discount when you checkout.

Life Certification

If you are a current CMfgT and/or CMfgE certification holder, and your date of birth is on your SME account, you will become life certified following your 60th birthday. Once you are life certified, recertification activities are no longer required and future recertification fees are waived. Congratulations! You deserve this.

If you have any questions, please email us or call 800.733.4763 or 313.425.3000.