Fundamentals of GD&T for Inspectors - Foundational Level ET2053

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

This 2-day foundational-level course builds on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing fundamentals and teaches an introduction of how to inspect GD&T requirements. 

The course offers an explanation of the geometric symbols, rules, and concepts, the datum system, and how to inspect GD&T requirements using tools from the four categories of inspection tools (CMM; comparison instruments and fixed gages; hand tools and open set up; and production gaging systems).

Each participant receives: A Fundamentals of GD&T for Inspectors Workbook The Fundamentals of GD&T (ASME Y14.5M-1994) textbook by Alex Krulikowski A GD&T Ultimate Pocket Guide (1994) Class handouts

Newly acquired learning is reinforced throughout the class with numerous practice problems. The scope of the workshop includes how to locate a part for CMM inspection but not how to program the CMM to gather the data point.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Describe inspection and engineering drawings
  • Explain key terms used in GD&T and how they affect interpretation and inspection
  • Recognize the modifiers and symbols used in geometric tolerancing
  • Interpret and inspect Rule #1, Rule #2, flatness, straightness, circularity, cylindricity, perpendicularity, angularity, parallelism, concentricity, symmetry, circular and total runout
  • Explain the concepts of basic dimensions, virtual condition, inner and outer boundary and bonus tolerance and their effects on inspection
  • Interpret and simulate planar datums and datum targets for inspection
  • Interpret and inspect feature of size datums RFS and MMC
  • Explain the fundamental concepts of tolerance of position: definitions, conventions, advantages and interpretations and their effects on inspection
  • Interpret and inspect tolerance of position RFS, MMC, and special applications
  • Describe functional gages for tolerance of position (MMC) applications
  • Explain profile tolerancing
  • Interpret and inspect profile of a surface and profile of a line applications

Who Should Attend

This course is valuable for individuals who create or interpret engineering drawings, product and gage designers; process, product, and manufacturing engineers; supplier quality engineers/professionals; CMM operators; buyers/purchasers; checkers; inspectors; technicians; and sales engineers/professionals.


Participants should have basic knowledge and command of the GD&T ASME Y14.5 standard, which provide guidelines for engineering drawing sheet layout.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Jim Beary, Robert Charlton, or Curtis Pawlowski

All SAE GD&T instructors are industry professionals with years of experience applying geometric dimensioning and tolerancing on the job.

Our instructors:

  • Have expert knowledge of the Y14.5 Standard
  • Are ASME and/or ASQ certified
  • Have current or recent industrial experience using GD&T 
  • Possess at least five years of experience using GD&T
  • Are experienced and skilled using SAE teaching materials

SAE instructors use identical training materials and lesson plans, so you receive the same class presentation from every trainer.

Duration: 2 Days
CEUs: 1.3

Fees: $1299.00

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