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 Foundation 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.



 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

SMEs are the lifeblood of any certification body.

Without their knowledge, expertise and contribution it would not be possible to scope out what subject areas to include in the certification or to construct the question banks from which examination questions are selected.

The Institute relies heavily upon seasoned knowledgeable industry experts to perform the SME role and always needs more SME's to ensure that our certifications cover the appropriate scope, are current and relevant to the RFID community.


You can see the qualifications required  on our Qualifications Guidelines page.


And you can apply to become a SME on our Apply to be a SME page.

RFID Professional Institute Introduction

Call for Subject Matter Experts (SME's)


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