Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) Certification – sme.org

Earning your Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) requires an investment of time and energy that will reap dividends throughout your career.
Explore earning your CMfgE certification if you already have advanced manufacturing engineering experience. This certification is perfect for you if you are in a leadership position or have supported manufacturing practices and processes at your organization. To earn your CMfgE certification, a minimum of eight combined years of manufacturing-related education and work experience (a minimum of four years work experience) is recommended. If you hold a CMfgT certification, you can qualify with seven combined years of manufacturing-related education and work experience.
Read about the experience and background of candidates who are qualified for the CMfgE
With seven years of experience in manufacturing, Tom is ready to apply for a management position. He already earned his CMfgT and knows how a technical certification can benefit his career. The CMfgE is ideal for Tom.
Joanne has been working in manufacturing for 8 years and wants to be considered to lead an important new project at her company. She is looking for a way to show her ambition and leadership. The CMfgE is ideal for Joanne.
Rodney has an associate’s degree and has been working in a series of manufacturing jobs with increasing responsibility for the last 6 years. A great position has opened up at another company and he wants to stand out from his competitors. The CMfgE is ideal for Rodney.
1: Assess your knowledge and experience
The Technical Body of Knowledge is an outline of topics covered on the certification exam. The Technical Competency Model describes the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by manufacturing professionals. It will help you better envision your role and evaluate your readiness for certification.
2. Recommended Reading Material
Exam questions are based on specific recommended reading materials selected by knowledgeable and experienced individuals. (Please note that the exam is open book)
3. Apply for the Exam, Schedule and Take the Exam
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The Certified Manufacturing Engineer exam is offered in online and paper/pencil formats. You have one year to take the exam from the date you apply.
The Certified Manufacturing Engineer exam is a four-hour, open book and open notes exam. It consists of approximately 180 multiple-choice questions mapped to the Body of Knowledge. Exam questions are taken from the recommended reading materials.
To pass the exam, you need to score 60% or higher. After your exam is scored, you will receive official results by mail, which includes an Examination Analysis Report that provides a breakdown of your results by knowledge area. Upon passing the exam you will earn your Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE).
If you did not pass the exam, you can apply to retake the exam 30 days after you receive your exam results. Use the Examination Analysis Report (PDF) to focus on weaker knowledge areas to help prepare you for retaking the exam. A reduced exam fee is offered for retaking the exam.
You must submit your Proctor Form and Agreement to SME at least two weeks before your scheduled exam date.
4. Recertification
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 Engineer (CMfgE).
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