Transmission/Drivetrain Certificate

The Transmission/Drivetrain Certificate is a five course package designed to familiarize engineers with key transmission and drivetrain components and how those components function as a system (transmission, driveshafts, axles, and transfer cases). While braking systems play a significant role in modern drivetrain applications, particularly with ABS and VSC systems, they are addressed separately in other SAE courses.

The certificate program offers a package of courses that address the most salient fundamental topics, concepts, and practices within the transmission and drivetrain defined body of knowledge. By completing the certificate, engineers can heighten their expertise within the transmission and drivetrain arena and, at the same time, earn an SAE credential. Upon completing each individual course, an SAE Certificate of Achievement is awarded, issuing the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). After taking all five courses, a comprehensive certificate is awarded, recognizing completion of the entire curriculum.

The courses do not have to be taken in any specified order, although Fundamentals of Modern Vehicle Transmissions is a good starting point if it can be scheduled as one's first seminar. The entire program must be completed within seven years.

Required Courses

Successful completion of a learning assessment is required for each course to gain the CEUs for the course.

To enroll in the Certificate Program
There is no formal application process. You may simply begin taking courses at your convenience. You may self-monitor your transcript as you progress through the program by visiting and clicking My Transcript (requires log in).

To request overall Certificate Program framed certificate
Once all courses are completed, please notify SAE Customer Service, 877-606-7323 or to request your certificate. Your transcript will be audited and completion of courses will be verified prior to issuing the certificate.