Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Certification - AMUG


UL and Tooling U-SME present the first tier of their Additive Manufacturing (AM) certification program, Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing. The collaborative program is based upon UL’s multi-tiered AM training program and Tooling U-SME’s Professional Certification. In response to industry feedback, this program provides a single course and certification offering with UL and Tooling U-SME joining together to align our previously independent programs.

The Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Certification includes the recommended prep course and seated certification exam. The prep course is a discussion-oriented and interactive session in which participants receive comprehensive introductory knowledge of the 3D printing industry. Covering terms and definitions, software and hardware as well as discussing applications and case studies, you will begin to understand the benefits of 3D printing in a way that is relevant to your business needs. The certification exam is a three hour proctored, open book and open note exam consisting of 110 multiple choice questions.

Upon passing the exam, students earn their Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification. The certification may be stackable, creating a flexible, modular pathway for mastering the principles and processes of AM.

Visit the AMUG website to register for the conference and book your hotel room.


Date: Sunday March 31, 2019 

Location: Boulevard ABC on the Second Floor at the Hilton Chicago



  • Identify the various 3D printing technologies & their benefits/limitations

  • Define the basic 3D printing process

  • Understand the hardware & software for 3D digital file management

  • Identify common materials for each 3D printing technology

  • Describe integration of 3D printing with secondary manufacturing processes (e.g. casting & molding)

  • Identify basic safety & quality considerations specific to 3D printing




8:00am – 12:00pm

Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Prep Course

12:00 – 1:00pm

Lunch & Networking

1:00 – 4:00pm

Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Certification Exam*

*Students may reschedule the seated exam portion hosted at AMUG and complete the exam at a later date. Contact us at certification@sme.org for more information.


Additional Study Resources

  • CLICK HERE for the AM Body of Knowledge. Exam topics are pulled directly from the Body of Knowledge.

  • CLICK HERE for a recommended reading list. The main recommended resource is the “Additive Manufacturing Technologies, 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Direct Digital Manufacturing, Second Edition.” All resources on this list are optional.

Target Audience

Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Certification is for any business professional, engineer, or designer with a desire to learn about 3D printing and enter the Additive Manufacturing industry.



Upon completion of this course students will receive a certificate of completion. To pass the exam, students must receive a score of 70% or higher. After the exam is scored, students will receive official results by mail, which includes an Examination Analysis report that provides a breakdown of your results by knowledge area.



Program Fees

AMUG Registered attendees: $495

Fees include course materials, seated certification exam and on-site food and beverage. This fee is separate from the AMUG Conference fee.

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Time Requirement


Instructor-Led 1 day $495.00

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