Certifications & Standards

Professional development is vital to your success.

Engaging in continuous learning and applying that learning is critical to your advancement in the workplace and your personal life.

Maintaining your edge and advancing your career requires continual professional development. Find a wide variety of opportunities for certifications or PDH credits by attending SME conferences, workshops, short courses or training courses. Stay current through more informal avenues, such as the OneMine digital library and SME Standards and Guidelines.

Take advantage of SME’s many professional development options and stay current with your career skills. SME membership guarantees you will receive all of our opportunities at a discount.

Professional Engineer (PE) Program
P.E. Registration is one way of demonstrating the credibility of the engineer's work.


Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) Program
The CMSP credential indicates your experience, knowledge of domestic and international best practices and that you are dedicated to elevating safety and health standards on the job.

SME Registered Member Program
For scientists, engineers or technologists who are involved in various ways with the discovery, extraction and utilization of minerals, metals and energy sources. Learn more about membership criteria and how to apply here.


SME Valuation Standards & Tutorials
SME’s adoption of these standards, specifically designed for appraisal of the value of the unique assets of the minerals industry sector, while employing globally accepted valuation principles.

SME Guide for Reporting
The 2017 SME Guide for Reporting Exploration Results, Mineral SME Guide for Reporting Resources, and Mineral Reserves has been adopted by SME and is therefore strongly recommended to be used by members of this organization.