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ASSOCIATE (Level 1) SME Qualification Criteria

These criteria will be used by the RFID Professional Institute Certification Exam Development Committee in reviewing subject-matter expert (SME) candidates for the RFID Professional Institute Associate Certification effort.

Primary Criteria

Education and Experience

  • Ten years' minimum combined education and professional experience

  • At least five years of technical hands-on experience in the RFID or AIDC industry

  • Current RFID/AIDC position, with a demonstrated progression of various roles

  • Related work and job position history

Professional Development

Demonstrated currency with RFID technology in the form of presentations given, papers published, awards, patents or other forms of recognition.

Secondary Criteria

An objective for the Institute is to have a representative balance in respect to the following:

  • Demographics

  • Country of origin/residence and employment (Asia, America, Europe)

  • Academia, professional service provider, equipment/systems supplier

  • Large multinational companies, small to medium domestic companies


More information on becoming a SME is available here and you may also wish to complete our SME Registration Form.

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