SAE International Announces DRBFM Program: Certificate and Certifications

23 Oct, 2012, 09:23 ET from SAE International

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SAE International is introducing a personnel credentialing program that enables engineers, product development technicians, and other associated personnel to earn a Certificate of Competency or Certification in the Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM) methodology

Created by industry professionals for industry professionals, the program was developed and segmented into three distinct levels to meet the needs of specific personnel. Exam questions align with the body of knowledge to address each of the three levels. 

The DRBFM Process and Application Certificate of Competency is designed for individuals who require training and validation of knowledge in DRBFM process methodology. Job roles include product engineers, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, supplier quality engineers, validation and test engineers, and facilitators, trainers and consultants in all industries. This credential requires completing an Open-Enrollment training course and passing an online exam.  Registration is now open for the December of 2012 offering of this program.

The DRBFM Professional Certification level, launching in February 2013, enables individuals to validate mastery of knowledge by applying valid DRBFM knowledge to scenario based questions. This Certification is for professionals who participate as leaders of a DRBFM team and apply the methodology in their current professions. Passing an online exam results in Certification that is valid for three years.

The DRBFM Expert Certification level is due to launch in March 2013 and is for individuals to validate mastery of knowledge by scoring and reviewing DRBFM case studies. This Expert Certification is for professionals who facilitate, mentor, and train on the DRBFM methodology.  Passing an online exam also results in Certification that remains valid for three years.

As with many industry-driven Certificates and Certifications, SAE International's intent is that these credentials will help individuals elevate their stature within their organizations and offer them increased employment portability. Companies also will value having credentialed professionals on staff to ensure they have the proper skills and to enhance credibility with their customers.  Additionally, human resource personnel often utilize these types of professional credentials as a differentiator for job applicants. 

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SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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Contact: Shawn Andreassi of SAE International, 1-724-772-8522 or

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