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Certification Eligibility, Fees & Policies

 

Certification Eligibility

MEMS Foundation (MFC), Certified in Engineering Graphics (CEG), Certified Technology Manager (CTM), Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS), Certified Technical Professional (CTP) programs.

Individuals must meet the following criteria to be certified by ATMAE:

  • Pass Examination: The applicant must pass the MFC, CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP examination.
  • Education:
    • CMS, CTM and MFC: The applicant must be in their last year of a technical, technology, technology management or engineering-related 4-year BS or BA degree program, or have a technical, technology, technology management or engineering-related 2-year Associate (AA, AS, AAS) degree.

     

    • CEG and CTP: The applicant must be in their last year of technical, technology, technology management or engineering-related 4-year BS or BA degree program or be in their second year of a technical, technology, technology management or engineering-related 2-year Associate (AA, AS, AAS) degree program. Equivalency: Equivalent educational qualifications as determined by the Certification Officer based on formal education and professional experience may be used to satisfy the above educational eligibility criteria.

     

  •  ATMAE Membership: The applicant must be a current member of ATMAE or must join ATMAE as part of the certification application process. 

 

Certified Senior in Engineering Graphics (CSEG). Certified Senior Manufacturing Specialist (CSMS), Certified Senior Technology Manager (CSTM), or Certified Senior Technical Professional (CSTP) programs.

Individuals meeting the following criteria are eligible to be certified by ATMAE for the "senior" certification:

  • The applicant must be currently certified in the CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP programs. Senior certification is not available for the MFC.
  • The applicant must report thirty (30) Professional Development Units (PDUs) of continuing education activity that were completed withing 3 years prior to the application. (Please note that coursework completed in pursuit of the academic degree used as the qualifying degree for CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP certification cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.)

 

Certified Lean Six Sigma (CLSS) programs

Individuals meeting the following criteria are eligible to be certified by ATMAE:

  • Pass Examination: The applicant must earn a passing score as follows:

 Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt: examinees must earn a score of 40-59% on the exam (cutoff passing scores are evaluated annually and raised or lowered accordingly).

 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt: examinees must earn a score of 60-79% on the exam.

 Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: examinees must earn a score of 80% or higher on the exam

  •  ATMAE Membership: The applicant must be a current member of ATMAE or must join ATMAE as part of the certification application process. 

 

Certification Exam Fees

All individual exams must be paid before the exams are scheduled. There are no exceptions to this rule.

 

Lean Six Sigma: Individual student or professional exam fee is $50 per exam.

 

MFC, CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP: Individual student exam fee is $25 per exam and professional is $50 per exam.

 

Group of individual student exams (MFC, CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP) with results report for program assessment:

  • 1 to 15 examinees: $25 per exam
  • 16 to 45 examinees:  $20 per exam
  • 46+ examinees: $15 per exam

 

Certification Application Fee


  • Initial Certification Fee (paid at time of initial application within one year of passing the exam):

Student/Graduating Student: $25

 

Professional: $50

 

  •  ATMAE Membership Fee: Individuals must be a current ATMAE member or join ATMAE to be complete certification.

Students/Graduating Student: $25

 

Professional: $100

  • Annual Re-certification Fee: (paid annually with ATMAE membership renewal):

Students: $25 per certification

 

Professionals: $35 per certification. (Certified retired ATMAE members only need to pay the annual  member dues renewal of $25).

 

TOTAL Annual Fees for Certified ATMAE Members (excluding retired members):

  • Certified Professional Member: $35 per certification renewal + $100 ATMAE membership = $135
  • Certified Student Member: $25 per certification renewal + $25 ATMAE membership = $50
  • Senior Certified Member: No additional fee for transition from initial certification (CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP) to senior certifcation (CSEG, CSMS, CSTM, or CSTP). Same renewal fees apply.

 

Certification Policies:

  • All fees must be paid to maintain a valid ATMAE Certification.

  • Members will receive reminder notices via email for each year's pending ATMAE Membership and Certification expiration. ATMAE does not keep payment information on record so members are required to process renewal dues every year via the members' online renewal system.

  • Revocation of Certification for Non-Payment: Non-payment of fees will result in revocation of certification. Certification status must be continuous throughout the certification period. Certification is revoked if fees are not paid within 60 days of the annual dues expiration date.

  • Reinstatement of Certification:
    • Upon payment of all fees that are due (this includes lapsed years for membership and certification), the certification will be reinstated if the certified member is also in compliance with all other relevant policies, including continuing education policies.

    •  ATMAE reserves the right to treat a request for reinstatement of a lapsed certification as a new application. This is most common when a certification has been lapsed for three years or more and records of the certification are no longer available; in such cases, ATMAE requires the holder of the lapsed certificate to provide documentary evidence of their prior ATMAE Certification, to pay all past due fees, and to comply with continuing education requirements. On an individual basis, the Certification Officer may waive specific policies for good cause.