Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS)


The Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) program is geared toward programs with a strong manufacturing emphasis.

The CMS Exam can be used for individual certification and for program assessment. The exam is an *open-book, 175-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. Passage of the exam is determined by a cumulative score of 95 points or higher.

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