Show that you have the knowledge to make a difference in manufacturing!
The CMfgT bundles all your manufacturing passion and demonstrates your competence in the fundamentals of manufacturing.
This certification primarily benefits new manufacturing engineers and experienced manufacturers without other credentials. Pursuing a CMfgT certification requires a minimum of 4 years combined manufacturing-related education and/or work experience.
Exam topics include the following:
• Applied science
• Manufacturing processes
||• Manufacturing management
• Manufacturing economics
• Quality control
• Computer applications
You can do this!
Follow these Steps to earn your CMfgT Certification
- Assess your readiness
- Prepare for the exam
To earn this certification, you should demonstrate your understanding of the CMfgT Body of Knowledge (PDF), including the topics listed above. Preparation resources include recommended reference books, home study courses, review courses and other options. Click here for Recommended Reading List
- Apply for the exam
- Take the test
The CMfgT exam takes three hours and consists of 130 multiple choice questions covering subjects including math, applied science, design, materials, manufacturing processes, manufacturing management, manufacturing economics, quality control, computer applications, and automation. Online testing is available. Prices are based on status as a student, member of SME, and other factors.
- Interpret your results
Use your exam results to make decisions about your professional development. Your Examination Analysis report will tell you about your areas of strength and where you can improve. Sample (PDF)
- Plan your next step
Depending on your test results, you will be able to retake the exam, start planning for recertification or aim for another certification.
Continuing education is part of the recertification process and will prepare you for the CMfgE, Lean Certification or the SME-sponsored Six Sigma certification.
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