Validate knowledge and get ahead with industry-recognized professional credentials.

Certifications from SME and Tooling U-SME validate individuals’ professional knowledge, skills, and competencies against industry standards. Our certification programs are developed with experts in manufacturing who guide the creation and continuous improvement of the bodies of knowledge and competency models upon which the certifications are based.

Tooling U-SME offers effective and convenient online training to prepare individuals not only for our own certification exams, but other leading industry certification exams as well.

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Technical Certification

Industry-recognized and industry-validated Technical Certifications from SME cover broad topics in manufacturing and progress from entry-level to advanced, creating guided career paths. Developed with input from experts in manufacturing, Technical Certifications validate knowledge against industry standards. Technical Certifications include the Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA), Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT), and Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE). Learn more about Technical Certifications here.

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Lean Certification

Transform the way you do business with Lean Certification. Lean Certification enables individuals, teams, and entire organizations to apply the principles, systems, and tools that improve efficiency and drive results. Businesses will benefit from increased quality, less waste, better productivity, and more, resulting in a stronger bottom line. Individuals will benefit from personal growth and development, potential for advancement, and an increased ability to drive change. Lean Certification is offered at three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

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Additive Manufacturing Certification

Additive Manufacturing Certification from Tooling U-SME is an industry-recognized and industry-validated professional certification that provides the knowledge needed to implement this advanced technology, plus a credential signifying that your or your team’s grasp of this area knowledge meets or exceeds industry standards. Additive Manufacturing Certification is offered at two levels: Certified Additive Manufacturing—Fundamentals (CAM-F) and Certified Additive Manufacturing—Technician (CAM-T).

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Other Industry Certifications

Online classes from Tooling U-SME effectively prepare individuals for industry certification exams, including those offered by the American Welding Society (AWS), Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA), and National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Visit our catalog and browse by certifications to see a selection of applicable classes.

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