SAE offers several options to earn credentials beyond your university degree(s) that can enhance your resume and further advance your career.
A course in a focused content area.
An industry-vetted exam that verifies your competence of the material.
A Certificate of Competency or Certificate of Mastery.
A bundle of required and elective courses in a specific content area or technical discipline.
The online learning assessment at the end of each course.
Your framed Certificate of Mastery listing all of the courses completed and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned.
Established eligibility requirements (typically educational background and work experience).
An industry-developed, vetted, and proctored exam that tests mastery of an industry-defined body of knowledge.
Your industry recognized credential promoting your support and dedication to the profession.
SAE currently offers the following Single-Course Certificates offering an SAE "Certificate of Competency" for completing the course and passing an industry vetted examination at the completion of the training:
SAE has developed programs that package together existing seminars to allow attendees the opportunity to receive an SAE "Certificate of Achievement" for completing a defined collection of knowledge courses within a given content area. There is not formal application process to enroll in the curriculum certificate programs. Courses may be taken at your convenience.
SAE currently offers the following Curriculum Certificates:
Regular course offerings in the Detroit area, for additional offering locations, please click the certificate title.
All courses are offered regularly at:
SAE Troy Office
755 Big Beaver, PNC Center, 16th Floor
SAE and Kettering University Professional Certificate in Automotive Systems:
Earn a SAE Professional Certificate in Automotive Systems and transfer up to 8 credit hours to Kettering University's MS degree in Engineering.
For more detailed course information, please contact SAE Customer Service at 877-606-7323 (or 724-776-4970 outside U.S. & Canada) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certificate courses can also be conducted at a company site for groups of employees. For a price quote, please contact the Corporate Learning Solutions hotline at 724-772-8529.
To request a framed Curriculum Certificate
Once all courses are completed, please notify SAE Customer Service, 877-606-7323 or email@example.com. Once your transcript is audited and completion of courses verified, your certificate will be issued.
Benefits of Earning SAE Certificates or Certification:
Credentialing Value to YOUR ORGANIZATION
What is the difference between a Certificate and a Certification?
Do I have to re-certify? What is the certification validation period?
Yes. All SAE Certifications are valid for 3 years from the date of testing. Please see the individual certification for more information on re-certification.
What if I do not meet the Certification Requirements?
You must meet the requirements for any certification. SAE offers one provisional certification, the CVEA, which allows someone to obtain VE certification without meeting the work experience requirements. Upon meeting those requirements, the individual may submit a request to change their credential. If you do not meet requirements for a specific credential, you will not be granted the credential.
Once I earn a credential, is my name kept on file?
Yes, SAE keeps your name on file for the each credential. Once requirements are completed, please notify SAE Customer Service, 877-606-7323 or CustomerService@sae.org. Once your transcript is audited and completion of courses verified, your certificate will be issued.
What are the requirements for obtaining a credential?
Each credential has different requirements. Please visit the individual credential for Requirement information.
For additional information about the Credentialing program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-606-7323.