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ASEM Engineering Management Certification Options

Engineering management is the art and science of planning, organizing, allocating resources, and directing and controlling activities which have a technological or systems component. Engineers whose job requires them to complete projects on time and on schedule, work in teams, and assume management or leadership duties must solve complex problems that require expertise and training in these principles. To promote the practice of engineering management and to provide general standards for best practices, ASEM provides two certification options: individual professional certification and graduate degree certification.

Certified Associate in Engineering Management (CAEM) 

For individuals planning to enter or new to engineering, technology, and science careers.

Certified Professional in Engineering Management (CPEM)

For individuals who have several years of experience involved in multiple domains of the EMBoK such as project execution, design, team activities, leadership, and management.

Professional Certification and Training

In engineering and technology fields, everyone must understand the basics in the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge (EMBoK) whether they are leading a team or department or are members of a complex project team.  Many individuals with technical and scientific degrees did not have the opportunity to take courses and develop the skills in building the bridge between technical success and the business, organizational, and people success areas. ASEM’s Engineering Management Certification programs provide the needed foundation for professional success for working and managing technical enterprises. Individuals, educational programs, professional trainers, and training organizations have the opportunity to use these certifications to validate learning and to assure value for the time investment spent. For professional development and to recognize levels of expertise, ASEM provides two professional certifications. Find out more about professional certification

Value in ASEM's Professional Certification

Michael O'Connor, Director Strategy and Project Management for Medtronic, describes the value he has found through his membership with the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM).

Graduate Degree Certification

In recent years, there has been a proliferation of engineering and technology management related degrees and there is a need for quality and consistency benchmark.  To address this issue, to support those seeking advanced degrees in our field, ASEM certifies MS programs that meet rigorous standards of excellence.

ASEM’s graduate program certification provides the following benefits for programs and their students:

  • Certified program graduates are also able to display their electronic badge degree credential on resumes, email, and similar digital communications.
  • Certified graduate programs have a competitive advantage in assuring students that they represent the highest standards in engineering and technology management professional education.
  • Students can be assured that a degree from an ASEM certified program contains the critical knowledge necessary for success in the field of technology and engineering management. 
  • Graduates with a Master’s degree from an ASEM Certified Program have a direct path to professional certification as a Certified Associate in Engineering Management® (CAEM®) or a Certified Professional in Engineering Management (CPEM®)
  • Depending on professional experience, ASEM certified program graduates are eligible for immediate recognition as Certified Associate in Engineering Management® (CAEM®) or a Certified Professional in Engineering Management (CPEM®)
  • Recognition as a Certified Associate in Engineering Management® (CAEM®) or a Certified Professional in Engineering Management CPEM® allows use of an electronic badge credential on resumes, email, and similar digital communications.
  • Certified program graduates are eligible for reduced certification costs.
  • Certified programs are recognized on the ASEM Graduate Program Certification website. ASEM Certified Programs are encouraged to use the ASEM certification badge in their program literature.

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