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Advanced GD&T

15-24 Hours

30+ Advanced Lessons

Need to train your whole team? Contact us for your group pricing discount.

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  • Course Description

    Our GD&T Advanced course builds upon the core framework established in the GD&T Fundamentals course. Because Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards cover every manufacturing application across every industry, the GD&T Advanced course gives students a more comprehensive understanding of GD&T standards and their application. This course fleshes out our Fundamentals framework to show students how every GD&T Symbol and Callout are used.

  • Course Objectives

    By the time you complete this course, you’ll be able to:

    • Understand every term and concept contained within the GD&T Standards  
    • Learn how advanced datum controls are interpreted and applied in measurement 
    • Understand functional gaging and how to design a gage for quick part inspection  
    • Learn the benefits of composite controls for position and profile tolerances and how to interpret them  
    • Know how to calculate fixed & floating fastener applications and guarantee the fits of bolted connections 
    • Learn cost saving techniques that benefit manufacturing processes and inspection 
    • Perform boundary tolerance calculations on parts to detect minimum and maximum limits  
    • Gain a full understanding of their industry’s specific topics in the ASME Y14.5 standard 

      You’ll leave this course equipped to design, interpret, and understand GD&T real engineering drawings—and empowered to work more confidently, communicate more clearly, and produce parts more efficiently.

    • Who it is for

      Our GD&T Advanced course is great for individuals and companies seeking advanced techniques to save costs, open up tolerances and understand GD&T best practices for design, production and inspection.

      Our Advanced GD&T course is ideal for:

      • Design Engineers
      • Lead Inspectors and Inspection Planners
      • Lead Machinists and Operators
      • Drafters/Designers
      • Tool/Gage Engineers
      • Engineering Managers and Supervisors
      • Manufacturing Engineers

      Don’t forget the rest of your crew! Maximize your team’s GD&T proficiency and align the whole production line by training your entire team together. Contact us for group pricing discounts and customized training programs designed around your company’s specific needs.

    • Requirements (Materials and Classes)

      • Our Advanced course is Part 2 of our GD&T Professional Program, following Part 1: GD&T Fundamentals.
      • To enroll in the GD&T Advanced course, you can register for the GD&T Professional Bundle, which includes both our GD&T Fundamentals and Advanced courses in one program - or our Engineering Expert Bundle, which includes our Print Reading and Tolerancing course and both GD&T courses in one program. 
      • No additional materials to purchase – everything you’ll need is included (see below)
    • What is Included

      • 24/7 access to our online course on any device for 3 or 12 months, depending on training program:
        • 3-month access with live training
        • 12-month access with online training
      • Direct instructor email support with access to pre-recorded video answers
      • Live and pre-recorded webinars offering design, production, and inspection walk-throughs
      • Helpful charts, drawing examples, practice exercise worksheets, and other printable handouts
      • Quizzes and knowledge checks to gauge progress throughout the course
      • Certificate of course completion along with a LinkedIn Skills Badge
    • Available Formats (Learning Methods)

      Learn how to interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing whenever, wherever, and however is most convenient for you. Our GD&T Fundamentals & Advanced courses are available in the following formats:

      • On-Site Training, where an instructor visits your facility to provide customized hands-on training for your team
      • Virtual Training, where an instructor provides customized training for your team through live video conferencing
      • Online Course, where you access quizzes and videos-on-demand to progress through training at your own pace—either alone or along with your team
      • Hybrid Learning, where you combine the self-paced online course with customized consulting to reinforce your print reading competence

      Whether you prefer to learn on your own or with a live instructor, in a group, online, or in-person, we can design a training plan tailored to meet your needs.

    • Curriculum

      Download the course syllabus for Advanced GD&T HERE.

    Course Pricing

    Our Advanced course follows the GD&T Fundamentals course. To enroll in the Advanced course, you can register for our GD&T Professional Bundle or the Engineering Expert Bundle.

    GD&T Professional Bundle


    *After $100 Two-Course Bundle Discount!

    • GD&T Fundamentals + GD&T Advanced
    • 12-Month Access to Online Training
    • 65+ GD&T Lessons
    • 14 GD&T Symbols Explained
    • Advanced GD&T Application Concepts
    • Access to Bonus Webinars & Materials
    • 2 Completion Certificates

    Engineering Expert Bundle


    *After $200 Three-Course Bundle Discount!

    • Print Reading and Tolerances + GD&T Fundamentals + GD&T Advanced
    • 12-Month Access to Online Training
    • 25+ Print Reading Lessons
    • 65+ GD&T Lessons
    • Advanced GD&T Application Concepts
    • Access to Bonus Webinars & Materials
    • 3 Completion Certificates

    Attention Groups!

    Save even more when you enroll your whole team together.
    Contact us to tailor a group training program that will boost your company’s print reading proficiency.


    Why Students Love Advanced GD&T

    GD&T Basics / Engineer Essentials LLC

    This was a great experience on how GD&T works and really digs down into the roots of the methodology. I would highly recommend this series of courses to anyone wanting a clearer understanding of GD&T.

    GD&T Basics / Engineer Essentials LLC

    I found this to be very well presented and informative. I really appreciate having some easy to understand handout materials to remind me of the lesser used symbols and methods I may encounter in the future.

    GD&T Basics / Engineer Essentials LLC

    This course covers much of the design side of the standards. I recommend it for any designer or mechanical engineer that desires to communicate to the manufacturing floor proper information to make mechanical components that will function as intended at the highest quality and lowest cost. I am a Master Machinist that has machined components for companies that properly spec their drawings and those that don't. GD&T specified drawings are a must in the current manufacturing world to be competitive.

    GD&T Basics / Engineer Essentials LLC

    Amazing course! As in the GD&T Basics Fundamentals Course, the GD&T Advanced Applications Course maintains an excellent flow of the new content, always explained in a very understandable manner. In my case, as a person with limited knowledge of GD&T before enrolling in both courses, this program can take you from knowing little to confidently understanding the application of GD&T in design and prepares you to go further and obtain an ASME Y14.5 GDTP certification if desired. I thank the GD&T Basics team very much for their high-quality course and service!

    GD&T Basics / Engineer Essentials LLC

    I teach CNC machining & design at a technical school and needed to hone my GD&T skills so I could properly train my students. I had been exposed to GD&T in the workplace and long ago took a training course that was almost unintelligible, so I needed to find a thorough yet digestible training course to formalize my knowledge. The GD&T Advanced Applications Course was exactly what I was looking for. The more complex topics in GD&T (many I had never even seen or considered) were broken down and easily accessible. The course contained concise lessons, good graphics, and clear explanations! The quizzes effectively measure if you grasped key concepts from the lessons. I was able to seriously level-up my GD&T game after just a couple weeks thanks to this course!


    Take the Quiz!

    Are you a GD&T novice, master, or somewhere in between?

    Test your GD&T knowledge with this quiz!

    Need to add the Advanced GD&T course to your existing account?

    In order to take our GD&T Advanced training course, you must first complete our GD&T Fundamentals course or an equivalent course. 

    If you have already registered for our GD&T Fundamentals course and are now interested in adding on the advanced course, please complete the following form to request registration for our GD&T Advanced Course. If you have not taken an introductory GD&T Course yet, check out the bundle options above to enroll in one of our bundle programs and save!

    Please Note: You may be asked to provide proof that you've completed an introductory GD&T course before enrolling in our GD&T Advanced program.