MTA held certification programs for SMT Processes in Chonburi, Thailand, on January 14-16, 2020 and in Penang, Malaysia, on January 21-23, 2020. Over 75% of the engineers successfully passed the exams, establishing competitive credentials as "Certified" by the SMTA in SMT Processes.
The title earned by Certified SMT Process Engineers is CSMTPE. These initials, which can be added after the names of those who have passed the course, are well recognized within the industry as identifying a high level of process engineering knowledge and expertise.
The three-day program includes a day and a half of training with homework assignments, a closed book two-hour exam and an open book final exam lasting up to 6 hours. A score of 70% or greater over both exams is required to attain certification. The SMTA certification program is unique, as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level.
Jim Hall, SMTA senior instructor said, “this was a great group, they were very focused and asked some extremely good questions.”
The certification is valid for five years at which point engineers have an option to be re-certified. A list of all SMTA-certified engineers is published online here:
The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.