Skills and experience. Validated.

Certification and Assessments

Certification and assessment programs are built by professionals within the manufacturing industry who guide the development and continuous improvement of the bodies of knowledge and competency models upon which the certifications are based.

Companies select us to assess and certify their workforce, increasing productivity and product quality. Educational institutions and industry groups turn to us to augment their evaluation plans for accreditation, ensuring the workforce readiness of their students. Individuals choose us to validate knowledge, acquire industry-standard credentials, and advance their careers.

Certified Manufacturing Associate

The Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) credential is the only certification in the manufacturing industry focused on basic manufacturing concepts and prepares individuals for a new career in manufacturing.

Certified Manufacturing Technologist

The Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) certification is an entry-level designation that validates an individual’s knowledge of fundamental manufacturing processes.

Certified Manufacturing Engineer

The Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) certification validates one’s knowledge of advanced manufacturing engineering skills and manufacturing processes and practices.

Lean Certification (Bronze, Silver and Gold)

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Lean Certifications validate levels of knowledge and experience with lean concepts and methods within work cells, value streams, and whole organizations. Lean Certification not only helps you attain the knowledge, it validates it.

Additive Manufacturing

The Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification and Additive Manufacturing Technician Certification are the first and only certifications validating an individual’s knowledge in additive manufacturing, as defined by hundreds of leaders in the industry.

Electrical Electronics Technology

The Electrical/Electronics Technology (EET) Outcome Assessment and Certificate assesses knowledge of basic electrical concepts, digital and analog electronics, microcontrollers, microprocessors, and practical laboratory skills.

Certifications. The highest industry standards are ours, too.

When you’re looking at assessing and validating the knowledge of your workforce, you need the confidence of industry-recognized certifications. We identify the knowledge and skills required for certification and carefully map our curriculum to prepare students for certification and career success.

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Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) is an entry-level certification appropriate for both newer manufacturing engineers and experienced manufacturing engineers who do not have other credentials.


There are over 50 National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials in areas such as machining, metalforming, stamping, diemaking, and more. Machinists must demonstrate both their knowledge and hands-on skill to attain one or more of these certificates.


The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) offers two designations: Certified Production Technician (CPT) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT), with incremental certificates awarded for passing individual modules such as Maintenance Awareness and Green Production.


Tooling U-SME courses are mapped to the American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE program (Schools Excelling through National Skills Education), which is a set of standards and guidelines for welding education.