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Schedule an ATMAE CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP On-Line Exam session:
Exam Session Request Form - Complete and submit this form to the ATMAE Office to schedule an exam session. If you have questions, contact Mindy Fernandes at mfernandes@atmae.org or call 734-677-0720.
NOTICE: Please provide at least one-week notice to schedule exam sessions; you must provide at least 72 hours notice!

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Why Get Certified?

The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) certification program recognizes individual certified members who have met certain professional standards to become certified and to maintain their certification. ATMAE currently operates four programs: the Certified in Engineering Graphics program, CEG & CSEG; the Certified Manufacturing Specialist program, CMS & CSMS; the Certified Technology Manager program, CTM & CSTM (formerly the Certified Industrial Technologist program); and the Certified Technical Professional program, CTP & CSTP.

Benefits of Certification:
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Jared May, Morehead State University

  • ATMAE Certification announces that you have recognized expertise in a specific field, a mark of distinction that sets you apart. Certification requires college-level coursework and passing a certification examination.
  • ATMAE Certification provides external validation of your knowledge and competence among others not familiar with the profession, improving your marketability.
  • ATMAE Certification shows your commitment to the profession and your own professional growth, factors that can affect career advancement.
  • ATMAE Certification at the senior level (CSEG, CSMS, CSTM, and CSTP) requires a dedication to continuing education, promoting your continued growth and development as a professional. Senior level certificate holders must report 30 hours of continuing education over a 3-year certification period.
  • ATMAE Certification may persuade your employer to underwrite educational activities that support your professional development and your company\'s continuous improvement efforts.
  • ATMAE Certification provides a link between you, ATMAE and the professional community.

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ATMAE Certification Programs, Eligibility, and Policies

 

 



























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Certification Programs:
ATMAE offers three certification programs:

    • Certified in Engineering Graphics (CEG / CSEG): The Certified in Engineering Graphics program is for individuals with a background in the expression of industrial design ideas through engineering graphics, including geometric construction, orthographic views, and standardized annotations. The exam is geared toward the industry standard expression of design ideas as contract documents – used within the industrial enterprise in areas such as manufacturing process planning, quality control, purchasing, and other areas of expertise.
    • Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS / CSMS): The Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) program is geared toward programs with a strong manufacturing emphasis and the exam was developed with help from ATMAE members working in such programs.
    • Certified Technology Manager (CTM / CSTM) (Formerly Certified Industrial Technologist, CIT / CSIT): The Certified Technology Manager (CTM) program is based on a broad-based multi-subject exam, updated from the old Certified Industrial Technologist exam, which can be used by many technology and technology management programs, regardless of emphasis.
    • Certified Technical Professional (CTP / CSTP): The New Certified Technical Professional (CTP) program is designed to serve graduates of both 2-Year and 4-Year Programs. The exam is broad-based, geared to technical programs without a management component that result in either an associate (AS, AAS) degree or a baccalaureate (BS, BA) degree.































The Certified in Engineering Graphics Program: CEG and CSEG:

      The New Certified in Engineering Graphics (CTP) program is designed to serve graduates of both 2-Year and 4-Year Programs. The exam is broad-based, and geared to individuals with a background in the expression of industrial design ideas through engineering graphics, including geometric construction, orthographic views, and standardized annotations. that result in either an associate (AS, AAS) degree or a baccalaureate (BS, BA) degree.

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  • Certified in Engineering Graphics (CEG) is the initial certification status awarded to eligible applicants. CEG status is on-going upon annual dues payments. Reporting of continuing education activity is not required to maintain CEG status; CEG holders may report continuing education activity in order to qualify for Certified Senior in Engineering Graphics (CSEG) status. CEG holders who report 30 PDU may upgrade to CSEG status.
  • Certified Senior in Engineering Graphics (CSEG)is the higher-level "senior" statusand is awarded to:
    • Eligible initial applicants with three years of post-graduate professional experience who have completed 30 PDUs of continuing education activity prior to their initial application for CSEG certification.
    • CEG certificate holders who have reported 30 PDUs of continuing education activity since their CEG certification.
  • Continuing Education is Required for CSEG!
    • CSEG certification is renewable every three years and requires 30 PDUs of continuing education activity within each 3-year CSEG period to be eligible for recertification for another 3-year period.
    • CSEG holders who do not report 30 PDUs at the end of the 3-year certification will lose their CSEG certification.

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The Certified Manufacturing Specialist Program: CMS and CSMS:The Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) program is geared toward programs with a strong manufacturing emphasis and the exam was developed with help from ATMAE members working in such programs.

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  • Certified Manufacturing Specialist(CMS)is the initial certification status awarded to eligible applicants. CMS status is on-going upon annual dues payments. Reporting of continuing education activity is not required to maintain CMS status; CMS holders may report continuing education activity in order to qualify for Certified Senior Manufacturing Specialist (CSMS) status. CMS holders who report 30 PDU may upgrade to CSMS status.
  • Certified Senior Manufacturing Specialist (CSMS) is the higher-level "senior" statusand is awarded to:
    • Eligible initial applicants with three years of post-graduate professional experience who have completed 30 PDUs of continuing education activity prior to their initial application for CMS certification.
    • CMS certificate holders who have reported 30 PDUs of continuing education activity since their CMS certification.
  • Continuing Education is Required for CSMS!
    • CSMS certification is renewable every three years and requires 30 PDUs of continuing education activity within each 3-year CSMS period to be eligible for recertification for another 3-year period.
    • CSMS holders who do not report 30 PDUs at the end of the 3-year certification will lose their CSMS certification.

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The Certified Technology Manager Program: CTM and CSTM:The Certified Technology Manager (CTM) program is based on a broad-based multi-subject exam, updated from the old Certified Industrial Technologist exam, which can be used by many technology and technology management programs, regardless of emphasis.

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  • Certified Technology Manager(CTM) is the initial certification status awarded to eligible applicants. CTM status is on-going upon annual dues payments. Reporting of continuing education activity is not required to maintain CTM status; CTM holders may report continuing education activity in order to qualify for Certified Senior Technology Manager (CSTM) status. CTM holders who report 30 PDU may upgrade to CSTM status.
  • Certified Senior Technology Manager (CSTM)is the higher-level "senior" statusand is awarded to:
    • Eligible initial applicants with three years of post-graduate professional experience who have completed 30 PDUs of continuing education activity prior to their initial application for CSTM certification.
    • CTM certificate holders who have reported 30 PDUs of continuing education activity since their CTM certification.
  • Continuing Education is Required for CSTM!
    • CSTM certification is renewable every three years and requires 30 PDUs of continuing education activity within each 3-year CSTM period to be eligible for recertification for another 3-year period.
    • CSTM holders who do not report 30 PDUs at the end of the 3-year certification will lose their CSTM certification.

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The Certified Technical Professional Program: CTP and CSTP:The New Certified Technical Professional (CTP) program is designed to serve graduates of both 2-Year and 4-Year Programs. The exam is broad-based, geared to technical programs without a management component that result in either an associate (AS, AAS) degree or a baccalaureate (BS, BA) degree.

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  • Certified Technical Professional (CTP) is the initial certification status awarded to eligible applicants. CTP status is on-going upon annual dues payments. Reporting of continuing education activity is not required to maintain CTP status; CTP holders may report continuing education activity in order to qualify for Certified Senior Technical Professional (CSTP) status. CTP holders who report 30 PDU may upgrade to CSTP status.
  • Certified Senior Technical Professional (CSTP)is the higher-level "senior" statusand is awarded to:
    • Eligible initial applicants with three years of post-graduate professional experience who have completed 30 PDUs of continuing education activity prior to their initial application for CSTP certification.
    • CTP certificate holders who have reported 30 PDUs of continuing education activity since their CTP certification.
  • Continuing Education is Required for CSTP!
    • CSTP certification is renewable every three years and requires 30 PDUs of continuing education activity within each 3-year CSTP period to be eligible for recertification for another 3-year period.
    • CSTP holders who do not report 30 PDUs at the end of the 3-year certification will lose their CSTP certification.

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Eligibility for Certification:

Initial CEG, CMS, CTM, and CTP Certification Eligibility:
Individuals meeting the following criteria are eligible to be certified by ATMAE in the Certified in Engineering Graphics (CEG), Certified Technology Manager (CTM), Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS), Certified Technical Professional (CTP) programs:

  • Pass Examination: The applicant must pass the CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP examination,
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  • Education:
    • CMS and CTM: The applicant must be in their junior 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.or
    • CEG and CTP: The applicant must be in at least their sophomore 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.
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  • ATMAE Membership: The applicant must be an ATMAE member or must join ATMAE as part of the certification application process.



Senior-Level CSEG, CSMS, CSTM, and CSTP Certification Eligibility:
Individuals meeting the following criteria are eligible to be certified by ATMAE in the higher-level "senior" certification programs, Certified Senior in Engineering Graphics (CSEG). Certified Senior Manufacturing Specialist (CSMS), Certified Senior Technology Manager (CSTM), or Certified Senior Technical Professional (CSTP):

  • Currently Certified as a CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP or are eligible for those programs: The applicant must be eligible for (i.e., passed exam, and has education, employment, and ATMAE membership prerequisites) or be currently certified in the CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP programs.
  • Report Minimum Continuing Education / Professional Development Activity Requirement:The applicant must also report thirty (30) Professional Development Units of continuing education activity that were completed prior to the application (within prior three years).NOTE: 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.


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Appropriate documentation of requisite education for eligibility and of continuing education activity (required for CSEG, CSMS, CSTM and CSTP applicants) must be included with the application for certification. ATMAE reserves the right to verify education, professional experience, and continuing education activity.

Suggested Documentation:

  • Education:Diploma or transcript that identifies applicant, degree name and date degree awarded; or verification of impending degree by signature of academic advisor or appropriate academic staff on the application for certification.
  • Continuing Education: See Reporting Documents - Necessary Information


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Certification Program Fees & Fee Policies:
(as of September 1, 2013)
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ATMAE Certification has required fees for examinations, for initial application & certification, and for annual renewal. After initial certification, the ATMAE Office bills certified members each year for their annual ATMAE Membership dues and Certification Renewal fee.

Certification Exam Fees

  • Individual Student Examination Fee: $25
  • Individual Professional Examination Fee: $50
  • Group Exams (or Group of Individual Exams) with Reporting of Group Results for Program Assessment
    • 1 to 20 examinees: $25 per examinee
    • 21 to 99 examinees: $20 per examinee
    • 100 or more examinees: $15 per examinee

 

Certified in Engineering Graphics (CEG & CSEG), Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS & CSMS), Certified Technology Manager (CTM & CSTM), and Certified Technical Professional (CTP & CSTP) Program Fees

  • Initial Application Fee(paid at time of initial application):
    • Student/Graduating Student: $25
    • Professional: $50
  • Annual Renewal Fee(paid at end of first year and each year thereafter): $20 per certification heldNOTE: Retired ATMAE Certified members only need to pay the annual ATMAE Retired member dues of $25; retired certified members DO NOT pay an annual certification renewal fee.
  • ATMAE Membership Fee:Certified ATMAE members must also renew their ATMAE Membership dues each year, $100 for Professional Members, $25 for Student Members.
  • TOTAL Annual Fees for Certified ATMAE Members(excluding retired members):
    • Certified Professional Member: $35 Certification Renewal + $100 ATMAE Membership = $135
    • Certified Student Member: $25 Certification Renewal + $25 ATMAE Membership = $50
  • Transition from Initial (CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP) to Senior (CSEG, CSMS, CSTM, or CSTP) Certification: No additional fee beyond annual fees

 

Fee Policies:

  • All fees must be paid to maintain a valid ATMAE Certification.
  • ATMAE Membership and Certification are billed annually and simultaneously.
  • Proration of Dues:Current ATMAE members applying for certification will receive credit for a portion of their current dues; ATMAE will prorate their existing dues to establish a new membership renewal date that coincides with the annual certification renewal date.
  • 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, 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.

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ATMAE Certification Examinations
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General Information on the CEG, CMS, CTM, and CTP Examinations:
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  • ATMAE Certified in Engineering Graphics (CEG) Exam:
    • The CEG Exam can be used for individual certification and for program assessment.
    • The exam is an open-book, 180-question, multiple choice examination designed for individuals with a background in the expression of industrial design ideas through engineering graphics, including geometric construction, orthographic views, and standardized annotations. The questions fall into 16 main content areas, as detailed in the CEG Study Guide. (*For program assessment, the school may choose a closed-book format.)
    • Passage of the exam is determined by a cumulative score on the examination.
  • ATMAE Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) Exam:
    • The CMS Exam can be used for individual certification and for program assessment.
    • The exam is an open-book, 180-question, multiple choice examination with questions on the following 16 content areas: Manufacturing Joining, Forming, and Casting, Machining, Non Traditional Machining, Polymers, Industrial Materials, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Production Planning, Quality; Management & Supervision, Metrology, Wood Technology, Technical Drafting, Manufacturing Philosophies, and Electronics. (*For program assessment, the school may choose a closed-book format.)
    • Passage of the exam is determined by a cumulative score on the examination.
  • ATMAE Certified Technology Manager (CTM) Exam:
    • The CTM Examination can be used for individual certification and for program assessment.
    • The exam is an open-book*, 160-question, multiple choice examination with questions on Production Planning & Control, Safety, Quality, Management, Supervision, and other rudimentary questions pertaining to Algebra, Trigonometry, Physics, Chemistry and English. (*For program assessment, the school may choose a closed-book format.)
    • Passage of the exam is determined by a cumulative score on the examination.
  • ATMAE Certified Technical Professional (CTP) Exam:
    • The CTP Examination can be used for individual certification and for program assessment.
    • The exam is an open-book*, 160-question, multiple choice examination with questions on Applied Mathematics, Engineering Graphics, Production Planning & Control, Safety, Quality, and other rudimentary questions pertaining to Algebra, Trigonometry, and English. This exam\'s content may be more appropriate for AS program students and assessment of As programs. (*For program assessment, the school may choose a closed-book format.)
    • Passage of the exam is determined by a cumulative score on the examination.

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Individual Examinations:
Individuals interested in taking the CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP exam should contact ATMAE to make arrangements for an online exam session. Use this email link to contact Mindy Fernandes at the ATMAE office.

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Examinations for Program Assessment:
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  • Exams Available:The CEG, CMS, CTM, and CTP exams are available for use as a program assessment exam and senior exit exam.
  • Sample Exam for Inspection: To view the exams to determine their suitability for your program, contact Mindy Fernandesat the ATMAE office, (734) 677-0720.
  • Reported Data:Aggregate exam scores, comparative score information, and individual examinee scores can be reported to the program administrator.
    • Payment Required: Aggregate exam scores and comparative score information are released to the Program or Department contact after the exams have been scored and the examination fee has been paid or secured.
    • Confidentiality Waiver for Individual Scores: Individual exam scores are not released to the Program or Department unless the examinee has signed the confidentiality waiver at the time of taking the exam. Programs and Departments using the examination as an exit examination usually obtain confidentiality waivers from the examinees so that their individual scores may be released.
  • Exam Session Fee: When used for program assessment purposes, the exam fees are typically paid for by the Program or Department using the exam. See Exam Fees & Fee Policies for the fee schedule.

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    Exam Fees & Policies:
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    • Individual Student Examination Fee: $25
    • Individual Professional Examination Fee: $50
    • Group Exams (or Group of Individual Exams) for Program Assessment:
      • 1 to 20 examinees: $25 per examinee
      • 21 to 99 examinees: $20 per examinee
      • 100 or more examinees: $15 per examinee
    • Exam Fee Policies:
      • For individual online examinations, the exam fee must be paid or secured prior to the exam session.
      • For group exam sessions, the exam fee may be paid in advance or by invoice after the exam session.
      • Exam results are not released until the exam fees for an exam session have been paid.

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    Certification Examination Study Guides - CEG, CMS, CTM, and CTP:
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    The ATMAE Board of Certification has developed study guides to assist examinees in preparation for the CEG, CMS, CTM, and CTP examinations. The study guide includes information on the CEG, CMS, CTM, and CTP Certification programs, sample exam questions, and suggested reference materials.


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    Set Up an Exam Session & Links to Log-In:
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    • Online Format:The exam is offered in an online format.
    • One Week Notice Requested to Schedule Session:Please contact the ATMAE office at least a week in advance of your desired exam session date; you must provide 72 hours notice for staff to fulfill your request.
    • Proctor Required for Group/Assessment Exam:An exam proctor is required for group or assessment exam sessions to start the session, make sure examinees are correctly logged-in, and to take responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the exam process.
    • Exam Delivery:Exam administration instructions are delivered to the proctor or an individual examinee by email.
    • Schedule an Exam Session- Use this form to have ATMAE schedule a group or individual exam session. Please provide one week notice; you must provide at least 72 hours notice.
    • Log-In to an Exam Session - Links for Proctors and Students to log-in to scheduled exam sessions.
    • Questions?: Contact the ATMAE office - call 734-677-0720 and ask for Mindy Fernandes or email to mfernandes@atmae.org.

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    • Results from online exam sessions are communicated immediately to the examinees upon completion of the exam.
    • Results and analysis from online exams used for assessment by an academic department can be provided within 10 days of the exam date.
    • To obtain individual and group exam results, and for information and analysis of examination sessions used for assessment, contact Mindy Fernandes at ATMAE - (734) 677-0720 or by email.

       

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    Continuing Education / Professional Development Requirements

     




























    General Information About Professional Development Requirements
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    • CTM and CMS Programs (Initial level):
      • Members with CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP designations are not required to report continuing education activity.
      • CEG, CMS, CTM, or CTP certificate holders may choose to report continuing education activity in order to meet prerequisite educational activity for upgrading to the 2nd level of certification, Certified Senior in Engineering Graphics (CSEG) Certified Senior Manufacturing Specialist (CSMS), Certified Senior Technology Manager (CSTM), or Certified Senior Technical Professional (CSTP).
    • CSEG, CSMS, CSTM, and CSTP Programs (Senior level):
      • 3-Years, 30 PDUs: During the each 3-year certification period, CSEG, CSMS, CSTM, and CSTP certificate holders must report continuing education activity equal to at least 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs) to be eligible for recertification at the end of the certification period.
      • "Life" Certified Members Don\'t Report PDUs: Members who have been continuously certified as a CSEG, CSMS, CSTM, or CSTP for twenty (20) years do not need to report continuing education activities to retain their CSEG, CSMS, CSTM, or CSTP status.
      • Retired Certified Members Don\'t Report PDUs: Retired members who are not actively employed do not need to report continuing education activities to retain their CSEG, CSMS, CSTM, or CSTP status.

       

    • Need Help? The ATMAE staff is happy to help you report continuing education activity. The staff can walk you through the documentation process and suggest the types of documents to obtain to report activity. Contact the ATMAE office if you have questions or need help - (734) 677-0720, during business hours (9-5 Eastern Time, Monday through Friday) or by sending an email to the Certification Officer, Dave Monforton, at dave@atmae.org.


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    Professional Development Requirements for CSEG, CSMS, CSTM, and CSTP Recertification
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      • Required Number of Professional Development Units - 30 PDUs: CSEG, CSMS, CSTM, and CSTP certificate holders must report a total of thirty (30) PDUs/contact hours occurring within the 3-year certification period to be eligible for recertification.
      • Timing of Activity: The activity must occur within the 3-year certification period; there is no minimum annual reporting requirement.
      • Self-Reporting: Certified members are responsible for obtaining all documentation and reporting it to the ATMAE office. ATMAE staff will not contact 3rd parties to obtain documents.
      • Topics / Content / Types of Activities:
        • The professional development activity must be related to the technology, technology management, or applied engineering disciplines.
        • The Certification Officer has sole discretion in determining if the reported activity is related to these areas.
        • Appropriate professional activities include, but are not limited to courses, seminars, workshops, training sessions, and conferences sponsored by corporate trainers, employers, colleges and universities, or other education and training organizations (i.e., ATMAE, ACE, ASEE, ASSE, ASQ, ITEA, SME, etc.)
        • Development and teaching of courses, and training programs may qualify.
        • Book, textbook and training manual authorship may qualify.
        • See PDU Values of Various Activities for many examples of valid activity.
    • Reporting Documents - Necessary Information:
      • Basic Information: Documents must 1) identify the certified individual by name, 2) identify the sponsor or provider, 3) provide a title and short description of the content, 4) indicate the dates of attendance, and 5) indicate the number of contact hours, course credit hours, or CEUs accorded to the activity. The document must allow the ATMAE staff to evaluate the activity - Who? What? When? How Much?
      • Source: The document should originate from the sponsor or provider of the activity, from an employer\'s Human Resources or Training Department, or from a supervisor. Documents reporting activities that were created by the certified individual, such as letters or emails, are not acceptable, unless the information is verified by a supervisor or other reporting source independent of the certified individual.
      • Web-Documents: Web-based documents that do not identify the certified individual by name are not acceptable. Web-based documents that are only accessible by the certified individual are not acceptable (i.e. web-based transcripts that are only accessible through secure login by the certified individual.)

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    PDU Values of Various Educational, Development, and Training Activities
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    This list of common educational activities is not exclusive - other activities may also qualify. If you are not sure if an activity qualifies, contact the Certification Officer, Dave Monforton, at the ATMAE office - 734-677-0720 or dave@atmae.org.

    • ATMAE Conference Workshops, General and Breakout Session Attendance: 1 PDU per contact hour. Documentation Required: PDU Report Sheet (Self-Reporting Permitted.)
    • ATMAE Conference Presentation: 3 PDUs per presentation. Documentation Required: PDU Report Sheet (Self-Reporting Permitted) or ATMAE Conference Program, and confirmation by ATMAE office.
    • ATMAE Conference Workshop Presentation: 3 PDUs per attendee contact hour. Documentation Required: PDU Report Sheet (Self-Reporting Permitted) or ATMAE Conference Program, and confirmation by ATMAE office.
    • ATMAE or other Refereed Conference Proceedings Paper Publication: 5 PDUs per accepted and published peer-refereed "Conference Paper". Documentation Required: Confirmation by ATMAE office, or documentary evidence or communication from the publishing organization.
    • Attendance at Conference Related to Technology, Technology Management, or Applied Engineering: 1 PDU per contact hour. Documentation required: Validation by program sponsor/Confirming document from supervisor or Human Resources/Training Department or institution offering training.
    • Presentation at Conference Related to Technology, Technology Management, or Applied Engineering: 3 PDUs per presentation. Documentation required: Validation by program sponsor/Confirming document from supervisor or Human Resources/Training Department or institution offering training.
    • Prepare and Conduct a Conference Workshop on a Technology, Technology Management, or Applied Engineering Topic: 3 PDUs per attendee contact hour. Documentation required: Copy of workshop or event program identifying the presenter, date and attendee contact hours.
    • Educational and Industrial Training Sessions, Seminars, or Workshops: 1 PDU per contact hour. Documentation required: Certificate or other independent document indicating total contact hours/Confirming document from supervisor or Human Resources/Training Department or institution offering training.
    • Attend Plant Tour related to Technology, Technology Management, or Applied Engineering: 1 PDU per plant tour.
    • Attend Trade Show related to Technology, Technology Management, or Applied Engineering: 3 PDUs per trade show.
    • Continuing Education Course: 1 CEU = 5 PDUs (or 1 PDU per contact hour). Documentation required: Copy of signed CEU certificate.
    • Technology, Technology Management, or Applied Engineering College, University or Graduate Credit Course: 1 Semester hour = 12 PDUs. Documentation required: Copy of transcript showing credit which also indicates student\'s name and institution name (many web-based transcripts do not identify the student and thus are not sufficient.)
    • Technology, Technology Management, or Applied Engineering College, University or Graduate Audited Course: 1 Semester hour = 8 PDUs. Documentation required: Copy of transcript showing audit which also indicates student\'s name and institution name (many web-based transcripts do not identify the student and thus are not sufficient.)
    • Develop and Teach New College Level Technology, Technology Management, or Applied Engineering Credit Course On or Off Campus: 1 Semester hour = 12 PDUs. Documentation required: Confirming document from supervisor or verified by supervisor, stating name of course, number of credit hours, when first taught (month/year), and that the individual "developed and taught the course for the first time."
    • Develop and Teach New Industry Training Course, Workshop or Seminar: 1 student class time contact hour = 1 PDU. Documentation required: Confirming document from supervisor or verified by supervisor, Human Resources/Training Department, or institution offering training, stating name of course, number of student contact hours, when first taught (month/year), and that the individual "developed and taught the course for the first time."
    • Faculty Advisor for ATMAE Student Chapter or similar student organization: 5 PDU per year. Documentation required: Verification by supervisor or other appropriate administrative personnel.
    • Peer-Referee Activity for Research Journal: 2 PDUs per peer-refereed journal article assignment completed. Documentation required: Verification from journal editor/administrator with paper titles and dates of assignment and completion.
    • Author of Peer-Refereed Published Article: 10 PDUs. Documentation required: Copy of article with publication information clearly showing date of publication and that it was accepted for publication after peer-refereed review.
    • Author of Published Chapter in a Textbook: 25 PDUs (Subsequent revision = 8 PDU.) Documentation required: Copy of chapter with publication information clearly showing authorship and ISBN#. Subsequent and revised editions qualify but at a reduced value.
    • Author of Published Textbook or Training Manual: 75 PDUs (Subsequent revisions = 25 PDU.) Documentation required: Bibliographical entry clearly showing authorship including ISBN#. Subsequent and revised editions qualify but at a reduced value.
    • Author of Non-Refereed Article on a Technology, Technology Management, or Applied Engineering Topic: 3 PDUs. Documentation Required: Copy of article with publication information.
    • Serve on ATMAE Accreditation Team Visit as a Team Member: 5 PDUs per visit. Documentation required: Confirmation from ATMAE office.
    • Serve as ATMAE Accreditation Team Chair: 10 PDUs per visit. Documentation required: Confirmation from ATMAE office.
    • Elected or Appointed ATMAE Leadership Position (Executive Board, Division Leadership, Independent Board Chair or Representative: 20 PDUs per term. Documentation required: Confirmation from ATMAE office.
    • Other Professional or Technical Certification: ATMAE does not give PDU credit for obtaining or having other certifications. However, any continuing education activities completed to satisfy education requirements for other technical certification are likely to qualify for ATMAE Certification PDUs.

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