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Tooling U – SME

Tooling U – SME and NOCTI are pleased to announce a collaboration related to Additive Manufacturing. The Tooling U – SME certification is ideal for individuals seeking to work in additive manufacturing roles in automotive, aerospace, and medical equipment. It is also ideal for high schools as a capstone or standalone achievement to increase workforce readiness in additive manufacturing.

The certification aligns to the Additive Manufacturing Body of Knowledge compiled by Tooling U–SME, America Makes, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC), and Technician Education in Additive Manufacturing & Materials (TEAMM), with input from more than 500 additive manufacturing professionals.


Blueprint Information

Click below for a blueprint that provides a brief overview of the specific competencies and skills measured on the certification assessment.

Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Examination

Administration Details

  • The assessment can be administered either paper/pencil or online through QuadNet, NOCTI’s online assessment system
  • Multiple-choice component only
  • Pre-tests and study guides are not currently available for this program

Secondary participants successfully passing the Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals assessment with a 70% or higher will earn a digital badge and certificate issued by Tooling U – SME. Learn more about digital badges.

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