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Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification Program

Whether you are a full-time student or working towards workforce credentials to advance in your career, the Stratasys Certification Program is here to serve you so that you can pursue a career in the fastest-growing industry of Additive Manufacturing.

Why Certification is important

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Industry Endorsed

Receive industry-endorsed skills and knowledge that show workforce readiness in the AM industry to meet skills gap demand to fill manufacturing jobs. 

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Access to workforce development funding from government and local programs

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Proof of Qualifications

Ability to showcase/prove job-related skills attainment adding certification to students' qualifications, degree and resume to increase employability. 


NOCTI Verified

Our recently released FDM Certification is backed by NOCTI's reliable and accredited review process. Available to secondary, post-secondary, and industry professionals, sign up today with a verified site to validate your FDM knowledge. 

Certification Requirements

Hardware and Materials

  • F123 or higher-end Stratasys FDM system
  • Must be knowledgeable and engage with 3D printing technology.
  • Pay for T&E to attend in-person training at a certified knowledge transfer site.
  • Pass NOCTI certification exam.


  • NOCTI exam fee ($30/student)
  • GrabCAD Print Software
  • 3D design software
  • Exam prep with host institution + proctored exam

Testing Resources

Assessment Blueprint

View specific competencies and skills in the FDM Certification assessment. 



Step-by-step guide for assisting in creating a NOCTI account and provides an overview of the certification process from start to finish. 


Proctor Guide

This Proctor Guide describes the proctor's responsibilities and includes instructions for test administration.


Interested in becoming a Certified Site?

Additive plays a key role across industries, but there is a widening gap between the technology and the number of skilled workers who can drive it. As a certification institution, you will prepare the workforce of tomorrow by offering a professional proficiency credential in additive manufacturing technologies, industries and applications, FDM and PolyJet materials, key technology specifications, design considerations from CAD to CAM, fabrication considerations and post-processing methods.

Requirement: EDU FDM Certification Knowledge Transfer Workshop

Overall Goal: To transfer knowledge, learning materials and preparing certification examinees for the FDM Certification exam. This level of certification asks examinees to demonstrate mastery of the basics of FDM 3DP technology, software, design, materials, applications and benefits of using Stratasys technology in order to earn the industry credential of “Stratasys Certified” and be workforce ready.

Upcoming Workshop Date(s):

  • May 21st - 24th, 2024 - Eden Prairie, MN - REGISTER
  • July 9th - 12th, 2024 - Eden Prairie, MN - REGISTER

Certified Site Locations


National Association of Manufacturers

"Growing a talented workforce helps ensure manufacturing will continue to be the bedrock of our economy and competitiveness."