CMS to Offer Certification Programs for Measurement Professionals

Coordinate Metrology Society to conduct pilot testing for CMM and 3D Scanner certifications at CMSC 2018.

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The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), the membership association for measurement professionals, announced plans to launch two new Certification Programs in 2018. The CMS Certification Committee will offer a pilot examination for the industry's first Level-One Certification for coordinate measuring machines (CMM) operators. The proctored, online assessment consists of about 200 multiple choice questions covering foundational theory and CMM common practices. The CMM community is invited to take the pilot exam at no cost during the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) in Reno, Nevada, from July 23–27, 2018. To participate, candidates must register online.

The Coordinate Metrology Society will also offer a pilot assessment for a new CMS Level-Two certification program for 3D Scanner users during its upcoming conference. The 3D scanner community is invited to take the pilot exam at no cost during CMSC 2018. The hands-on, device specific assessment will be conducted by CMS-authorized proctors. Applicants for CMS Level-Two Certifications must register online at http://cmscevents.org/2018_3dLaserScannerPilot.html. The exam is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. CMS encourages early registration.

The organization offers a comprehensive, two-tiered Certification program for metrologists to reach their professional development goals. The portfolio includes a Level-One Certification for 3D portable metrology users that covers foundational theory and best practices. Level-Two Certifications recognize specialized hands-on knowledge used to perform tasks with specific measurement devices. The CMS Level-Two Certification examinations are conducted by CMS-authorized proctors for articulating arm and laser tracker users. All candidates must complete the application process and qualify to take the assessments.

Level-One Certification applicants must meet eligibility requirements, sign the CMS code of ethics and pass a peer review. CMS Level-Two Certification applicants must have a Level-One Certification, two years experience on an articulating arm or laser tracker (a minimum 400 hours) and submit an application with two references who can attest to their hands-on expertise. The CMS Certification Handbook with guidelines and application forms are available online at the CMS website. For more information, contact the CMS Certification Committee at certification@cmsc.org.