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SME Certification

Technical Certification


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Recertification Requirements

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 (PDF) offers detailed information on these activities.

Recertification Fee

Single Technical Certification   Multiple Technical Certifications
SME Members $95   SME Members $145
Nonmembers $190   Nonmembers $250

Note: At this time, you cannot pay your recertification fee online. You will be sent an invoice prior to the expiration of your certification.

If you have any questions, please email us or call SME Customer Care at 800.733.4763 or 313.425.3000.