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Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Many mechanical engineering technicians choose to become certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies. To become certified, a technician must combine a specific amount of job-related experience with a multiple-choice examination. Certifications are offered in several categories. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers offers the certified manufacturing technologist designation to those with at least four years combined manufacturing-related education and/or work experience. Certification is voluntary, although obtaining certification shows a high level of commitment and dedication that employers find highly desirable.

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