Professional Certificate Course in AM

About the Course

The Professional Certificate Course is comprised of 8 modules that cover all the general concepts of the AM process chain.

This course will equip attendees with core technical knowledge related to common AM practices and will allow them to earn a Professional AM Certificate that will serve as the foundation for earning future specialized role-based AM certificates through the ASTM AM CoE. Attendees will complete a multiple-choice exam upon course completion.

Who Should Attend?

Whether you are just stepping into AM or if you have experience and are looking to advance your knowledge and stay relevant, the Professional Certificate Course in AM is for you. The course is recommended for technicians, managers, engineers, and other individuals from government agencies, industry, and academia with any level of AM experience.

Why Sign Up for This Course?

  • Gain core foundational technical knowledge covering the entire AM process chain.
  • Stand out in the industry with ASTM E2659-18-compliant certificate from the globally recognized ASTM AM CoE.
  • Chart your own path: This course is the first step toward multiple AM CoE role-based certificates.
  • Each module taught by experts from academia, industry, national labs, and regulatory bodies.

EARN A DIGITAL BADGE after successful completion of this course. These badges are an innovative way to showcase career knowledge, skills, and abilities obtained through professional development. Add the badges to your digital portfolios or share on social and professional networks.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Course attendees are eligible for getting CEUs. Attendees who are interested in receiving 3.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form. A certificate will be sent electronically to the attendee approximately 1-2 weeks following successful completion of the exam.

Certificate Exam

Attendees need to take an online assessment after two weeks from the completion of the course. The assessment comprises of 100 multiple choice questions to be answered in 3 hrs. 70% pass mark is required to gain the ASTM General AM Certificate and the digital badge.

Course Modules


Certificate Details

Purpose / Scope To provide core technical knowledge related to common Additive Manufacturing (AM) practices by covering the entire AM process chain.
Target Audience Technicians, managers, engineers, members from government agencies, regulatory bodies, students, and instructors.
Learning Outcomes After completion of the course, the attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the core fundamental concepts of the entire AM value chain. This course will serve as a foundation for future courses that will earn additional role-based certificates. It can also enable a career path in AM.
Instructional Design Plan ASTM AM CoE will follow the general approach of the ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) for the instructional design.
Minimum Requisites for Participation The certificate course is open to all who are just stepping into AM or already have experience and are looking to increase knowledge in all aspects of the AM value chain and stay up to date on the latest advances.
Passing Score Needed in Summative Assessment 70%
Personnel Qualifications Not applicable.
Fees, Deadlines, Cancellations, and Refund Policies ASTM has policies in place for fees, cancellations, and refund.
Qualifications Conveyed by the Certificate Professional AM Certificate
Applicable Academic Credit Previous credits from any academic courses or certificate courses do not apply to this program. To earn the certificate, the participant is required to attend 8 modules of the lecture-based course conducted by AM CoE and pass the assessment with a score of 70%.
Certificate Term and Rationale The certificate term is for life as the learning outcome of this course is to understand the core fundamental concepts of additive manufacturing technology.
Credits from this Course Attendees of this certificate course are eligible for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits.
Commercial Support Disclosure No commercial support is received in whole or in part for the certificate program from any agencies other than the registration fees from the participants.
Applicable Changes to this Certificate In subsequent versions of the course, the course content will undergo periodic refinement to reflect the latest advancement in the technology without deviating from the core fundamental concepts. The modification in the course content will not affect the validity of the certificate already earned by the participants.
Special Requirements for Participation Not applicable.

AM CoE by the Numbers

With decades of experience in additive manufacturing, our team of experts is integral to our work. With team members located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, the AM CoE is able to provide agile support for global initiatives.


combined in-kind, government agency, and ASTM investment
projects initiated that will address AM standardization gaps

How can I participate?

  • Support through Research and Development

    Through the AM CoE, research priorities are identified by the top minds in the field and are matched from the start to the standards that need to be generated to ensure the resulting AM technology’s success.

  • Consortium for Materials Data and Standardization

    Consortia for Materials Data & Standardization (CMDS) enables companies of all sizes from across the entire additive manufacturing ecosystem to collaborate on standardizing the best practices for materials data generation.

  • Explore On-Demand Webinars

    The webinar series provides guidance sessions on multiple and diverse topics in AM Design, Fabrication, Post-processing, Mechanical testing, Non-destructive evaluation, Applications, and Qualification and Certification.

  • Education & Workforce Development

    Comprehensive program that educates and trains the additive manufacturing workforce at all levels, while continually incorporating new advances to respond to industry needs and leverage standardization, certification, and AM CoE partner expertise.