SME links engineering management certification program with EMCI standard
Organization now aligned with other engineering groups to unify credentials
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers will partner with Engineering Management Certification International ( EMCI ) on a certification program in engineering management among qualified engineers, scientists and technologists.
Effective July 15, SME will end its Certified Engineering Manager certification and merge it with the EMCI program. All previously SME-certified CEM's will become certified through the Engineering Management Certification
The EMCI program will also align SME with other leading engineering and management associations, which include founding partners ASME (American
Society of Mechanical Engineers), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), ASEM (American Society of Engineering Management), AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) and AIME (The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers).
"SME frequently collaborates with other engineering societies to develop the most beneficial results for members and customers,” said SME executive director and general manager Mark C. Tomlinson. "In that spirit, we are pleased to announce this partnership."
SME determined that by merging its program with EMCI it could provide its members and customers with a more widely accepted credential that is endorsed by other engineering societies.
Tomlinson also reassured those currently holding the CEM credential, “that the merger of the CEM and EMCI programs will provide a more perfect union of SME's strengths with those of the founding organizations. Members will also find that the EMCI program offers a more robust curriculum and therefore, a greater body of knowledge.”
To complement this announcement and ease the transition between the certifications, all current CEM holders will be notified by letter throughout July and August. Notifications will also be posted online at www.sme.org , www.asme.org and www.engineeringcertification.org .
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