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MSU Engineering and Technology Management students achieve 90% pass rate for CTM exam

Morehead State University’s Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) fall 2019 graduating class achieved a 90.63% pass rate on the Certified Technology Manager (CTM) Exam.   

According to Dr. Ahmad Zargari, associate dean for MSU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, ETM students take the CTM exam before graduation their senior year.   

“Based on results from a composite group of over 1,000 examinees from over 20 other organizations, the ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering) Board of Certification chair reports that the historical average national pass rate for the CTM exam is 68.25% and MSU’s ETM students earned over 90.63% pass rate in fall 2019,” Zargari said. “We are proud of ETM faculty and graduating seniors for their success.”  

The CTM Exam is nationally administered through the ATMAE to certify graduates of ATMAE-accredited programs. The Engineering Technology programs have been accredited by ATMAE since 1998, with re-accreditation achieved through 2020.  

A minimum score of 95 out of 160 in the categories of Leadership, Self-Management, Systems, Processes, Operations, People, Project, Quality, Risk and Safety is currently required to qualify for certification. CTM is the initial certification status awarded to applicants who meet ATMAE’s requirements for certification. CTM certification holders may report continuing education activity to qualify for Certified Senior Technology Manager (CSTM) status. ATMAE Certification recognizes expertise in a specific field, a mark of distinction that sets the certification holder apart while providing external validation of knowledge and competence in the discipline.  

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