NAFEMS' Registered Analyst Scheme has arisen out of a need identified in the analysis community to define standards for competence, experience and underpinning knowledge that lead to the award of a distinguished qualification. It is broad-based and designed to cover numerical analysis of any description used in engineering design, simulation and product verification.
The Scheme is based on the simple concept that the qualification of Registered Analyst (RA) is achieved by an independent assessment of workplace competence, which may be at two levels, either 'Standard' or 'Advanced'. This requires the accumulation of workplace experience in the specification, planning, execution and interpretation of numerical analysis applied to design, simulation or product verification, and adequate performance in executing these functions to a high standard.
Both experienced analysts and the newcomers can participate in the Registered Analyst Scheme.
The Scheme has benefits for both employer and employee. It records, verifies and assesses independently an analyst's skills and competence and therefore worth to a company, and demonstrates simultaneously that company's commitment to quality standards.
For the individual, the benefits include: -
For the trainee analyst the structured requirements for training result also in: -
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You can download an overview of the scheme , as well as a ZIP file containing the relevant application forms.
If you would like to discuss the scheme in more detail, please contact NAFEMS directly.