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Advanced Manufacturing Technicians

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Becoming certified sends employers a message that you have met the highest standards that have been established in your field. Technicians who are certified typically earn higher salaries and have better employment prospects than technicians who are not certified. Several professional associations provide voluntary certification to technicians. For example, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers offers certified manufacturing associates, certified manufacturing technologists, certified additive manufacturing fundamentals, certified additive manufacturing technologists, Lean certification, and other credentials. Most certification programs require candidates to meet experience and education requirements and pass an examination. Visit https://www.sme.org/certification for more information. Other certification credentials are provided by the Association for Advancing Automation, ETA International, International Society of Automation, International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians, National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, and the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals. No licensing is required for advanced manufacturing technicians.

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