ASME Launches Certification Program for Latest Y14.5 Standard

For Immediate Release


Engineers can help assure product quality, customer satisfaction and cost control for their supply chain

NEW YORK, July 26, 2017 – In an outreach to multinational manufacturers seeking a means to reinforce exact engineering drawing and documentation interpretation - throughout their supply chain, ASME, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers expanded its GDTP personnel certification program to align with its latest 2009 Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard.

Available at two levels, the certification program is offered for a fee to engineers, drafters and other professionals wishing to obtain a widely-respected credential for understanding the complexities of Y14.5. Among ASME’s most widely applied technical standards, Y14.5 provides the essential language for mechanical engineering drawings. The standard, used today in global industries ranging from aerospace to construction, provides definitions, symbols, rules, and guidelines pertaining to the numerous geometric characteristics essential for drafting and designing products and systems.

Certification provides a means for distinguishing the qualifications and breadth of knowledge of the mechanical engineer. In the case of Y14.5, a manufacturer or government agency could elect to buy product parts only from suppliers whose design engineers carry GDTP certification.

“ASME is pleased to be able to continue a successful personnel certification program consistent with the components of the latest 2009 Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard,” said Charla K. Wise, president of ASME. “Our certification program is in direct response to employers seeking accuracy, quality, precision, and clear communication up and down the supply chain, allowing these manufacturers to reduce costs and gain customer confidence.”

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