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Referees

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:-
  • Full name of the referee.
  • The relationship between the applicant and the referee.
  • Full postal address of referee, including contact telephone number and email address.
Capability StatementEntryStandardAdvanced
The candidate can employ available software tools in an effective manner under the supervision of a person with appropriate competence
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 has sufficient knowledge and comprehension of theory to allow safe and effective use of application software tools as specified by the competency statements at STANDARD level in the relevant PSE Technical Area

Self Attestation
The candidate has sufficient knowledge and comprehension of theory to allow safe and effective use of application software tools as specified by the competency statements at STANDARD & ADVANCED level in the relevant PSE Technical Area


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 that are produced are fit for purpose.

Referee Attestation
Referee Attestation

The candidate is able to work independently on a range of complex and novel tasks.



Referee Attestation

The candidate plans analysis strategies and validation studies.



Referee Attestation

The candidate is acknowledged as an expert.



Referee Attestation
The candidate is able to use skills and expertise to mentor others.


Referee Attestation

Table 1 - Capabilities Required by Candidate Seeking PSE Certification