It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure the consent of at least two referees before their application is submitted. When completing their application form, candidates are required to indicate which referee should be contacted in relation to each technical area where the candidate is seeking certification. The referees will then be contacted by NAFEMS to attest that the candidate has the capabilities described in table 1.
Referees must be of high professional standing. For example, in Europe the professional qualification Eur. Ing., in the USA Professional Engineer / P.E. and in the UK Chartered Engineer / C.Eng, or their equivalent would be appropriate.
Referees do not need to be simulation experts but must be familiar with the candidate's work that involved analysis and simulation.
For each referee, the following is required:-
|The candidate is carrying out work using engineering analysis and simulation applicable to the technical area in which the candidate is seeking to gain certification||Referee Attestation|
|The candidate is able to work in a supervised capacity when provided with clear guidelines||Referee Attestation|
|Is currently being trained and mentored in the effective usage of engineering analysis and simulation tools||Referee Attestation|
|The candidate is working in an industrial environment||Referee|
|The candidate has sufficient knowledge and comprehension of theory to employ available software tools in a safe and effective manner as specified by the STANDARD level competency statements found in the relevant Technical Areas of the PSE Competency Tracker||Self Attestation|
|The candidate has sufficient knowledge and comprehension of theory to employ available software tools in a safe and effective manner as specified by the STANDARD & ADVANCED level competency statements found in the relevant Technical Areas of the PSE Competency Tracker||Self Attestation|
|The candidate is able to employ available software tools in a safe and effective manner and work independently, following a well-defined procedure without supervision.||Referee Attestation|
|The candidate Is aware of their own limitations when faced with new or novel problems.||Referee Attestation|
|The candidate conducts appropriate verification and validation activities to ensure that the results of their analyses are fit for purpose.||Referee Attestation||Referee Attestation|
The candidate is able to work independently on a range of complex and novel tasks.
The candidate plans analysis strategies and validation studies.
The candidate is acknowledged as an expert.
|The candidate is able to use skills and expertise to mentor others.||Referee Attestation|