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PSE Certification

PSE - Professional Simulation Engineer certification


PSE Certification

PSE (Professional Simulation Engineer) Certification allows engineers and analysts within the international simulation community to demonstrate competencies acquired throughout their professional career. Independently assessed by NAFEMS, the international association of the engineering analysis, modelling and simulation community, the certification enables individuals to gain recognition for their level of competency and experience as well as enabling industry to identify suitable and qualified personnel.

The Certification incorporates an extensive range of competencies across various analysis types. It is multi-level, supporting the philosophy of lifelong learning and Continuous Professional Development. PSE Certification is suitable for both experienced engineers/analysts and those in the early stages of their professional career.

Providing a standard of competency for the international simulation community, successful applicants receive recognition as a Professional Simulation Engineer (PSE) at Entry, Standard or Advanced Level. As competencies are developed, PSEs will advance to the next level.


NAFEMS’ mission is to promote best practice in analysis and simulation. PSE Certification has been developed by NAFEMS to address an emerging need from the community for independent verification of workplace competency.

PSE Certification provides independent assessment of PSE Competencies. Defining the competencies that a good analysis and simulation engineer should possess, these competencies have been peer-reviewed over several years by NAFEMS’ technical working groups and external experts and incorporate thousands of statements of competency at various levels.

Successful Certification as a PSE Engineer will enable engineers and analysts to demonstrate and gain recognition for their competency level.