What is ASQ's Certified Reliability Engineer? The Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) understands the principles of performance evaluation, and prediction to improve product/systems safety, reliability, and maintainability.
Why Become a Certified Reliability Engineer?
As a Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) you will understand how to use the principles of performance evaluation and prediction to improve product/system safety, reliability, and maintainability. CREs use engineering, probability, statistics, and other tools to ensure that their products and systems are more efficient and reliable.
What Are the Core Competencies of a CRE?
- A broad overview of reliability fundamentals
including predictive modeling, root cause analysis,
mean time to failure (MTTF), corrective and
preventive action (CAPA), and more.
- Identification, analysis, and mitigation of risk using
techniques such as fault tree analysis (FTA), failure
mode and effect analysis (FMEA), hazard analysis,
and need for design change.
- Analysis, management of data, and insights using
probability statistics for reliability.
- Application of reliability planning, testing
(accelerated life, stress screening, etc.), and
modeling (reliability block diagrams, failure
models, etc.) to inform design choices.
- A focus on life-cycle reliability through design
techniques such as stress-strength analysis, design
of experiments (DOE), design for reliability (DfR),
and maintainability strategies.
What Is the Value to Your Company?
Optima reliability engineering can:
- Increase the useful lifetime of products,
reduce the time to market, and improve service.
- Reduce equipment downtime, life-cycle
cost, and the costs of failure and warranty.
- Determine and correct the causes of failures before failures occur.
- Increase customer satisfaction through
fewer unit failures
- Improve safety through risk reduction.
- Maintain reliability during the rapid evolution
of new material, methods, and complex systems.
What Is the Value to You?
- An improved skill set qualifies you for more
positions within the modern business environment.
- CREs make $6,969 more on average than those
who do not have a certification.*
** Please see the current Quality Progress Salary Survey at: asq.org/qualityprogress/ under Tools and Resources.
Qualifications and Requirements for CRE Certification
Candidates must have eight years of on-the-job
experience in one or more of the areas of the
Certified Reliability Engineer Body of Knowledge.
Candidates who have completed a degree from
a college, university, or technical school can waive
some part of the eight-year experience requirement as
follows (only one of these waivers may be claimed):
- Diploma from a technical or trade school—
one year waived
- Associate’s degree—two years waived
- Bachelor’s degree—four years waived
- Master’s or doctorate degree—five years waived
Reliability Engineer Professional Learning Resources an Certification Preparation
- CRE Certification Preparation Training (online learning)
- The Certified Reliability Engineer Handbook, Third Edition
- Reliability Engineer Division—an ASQ professional network
Yes, every three years.