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GD&T Inspection

A practical course bridging the gap between drawing requirements and effective inspection practices.

The GD&T Inspection course provides a practical understanding of inspection considerations based on the drawing requirements. It focuses on real-world applications, bridging manual inspection methods with digital equipment such as CMM inspections. Participants will learn the GD&T inspection mindset - how to simulate part setups, measure parts using metrology equipment, and report inspection results.

And, GD&T Inspection isn't just for inspectors; it's designed for anyone involved in the lifecycle of a manufactured part. Understanding how a part is inspected is critical for making the right decisions as a machinist, design engineer, or manager.

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Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Perform the GD&T inspection process; setup, measure, & report
  • Understand reality of metrology and measurement uncertainty
  • Recognize essential manual tools for inspection
  • Check size dimensions according to standards
  • Learn how to physically setup and simulate part datum features
  • Analyze inspection results and compare to drawing requirements
  • Measure and calculate bonus tolerance based on size and position
  • Apply standardized reporting methods for both CMM and manual results
  • Transition from physical setups to digital setups using CMM

Who it is for

Those involved in the inspection process, including:

  • CMM Programmers
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Inspection Planners
  • Machinists
  • New Quality Hires
  • Supplier/Customer Quality

Additionally, this course is designed for those outside of the measurement process who impact the part inspection, including:

  • Design Engineers
  • Gage Designers
  • Tooling Engineers
  • Managers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Quoting/Sales Personnel

Available Formats (Learning Methods)

Learn a GD&T inspection mindset however is most convenient for you.
Our GD&T Inspection course is 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
  • Public Training, public group learning with a live instructor through zoom

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


Participants should have a basic understanding of print reading and must have completed GD&T Fundamentals (or equivalent) as a prerequisite. This course focuses on inspection techniques and builds upon the students’ existing fundamental understanding of GD&T concepts.

Course Curriculum 

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Course Pricing

Pricing for the GD&T Inspection course varies based on specific factors:

1. Training Delivery Method: Options include in-person sessions at your facility, live virtual instruction, or participation in public training sessions.

2. Pre-Requisite Requirements: The bundled courses with GD&T Inspection affect pricing, ensuring tailored models for different training needs. This flexibility ensures a comprehensive approach.

For personalized pricing aligned with your training needs, contact us. We're here to discuss the best options for you.

Feedback from Our GD&T Inspection Trainings

Aaron R.

Test Technician I

Kevin R.

Sr. Quality Engineer

Robert S.

QC Inspection / Team Member II

Austin F.

Technical Learning Specialist II

Dennis H.

QC / Technician II

Eric S.

Quality Inspector

GD&T Inspection Course - FAQs

  • Why do I need the GD&T Fundamentals prerequisite before taking the GD&T Inspection course?

    The GD&T Inspection course expands upon the concepts taught in the GD&T Fundamentals course, and explores the translation of GD&T interpretation into tangible physical inspections. Understanding how to interpret GD&T (covered in Fundamentals) is crucial; without it, inspecting GD&T becomes challenging. It's essential to first understand the requirements indicated by GD&T callouts on the drawing to effectively evaluate if a part meets those specifications.

  • How does this course differ from the GD&T Fundamentals course?

    While the Fundamentals course explores the "what & why" of GD&T, the GD&T Inspection course focuses on the real-world "how" from an inspector's perspective. The act of interpreting GD&T significantly differs from the inspection of GD&T. Techniques related to inspection methods and reporting criteria are not taught in Fundamentals.

  • Is the course content updated to reflect the latest industry standards and practices?

    The course is structured based on the ASME Y14.45 Measurement Data Reporting standard, with an objective to provide a standardized procedure for reporting a feature's compliance. However, as stated in our GD&T Fundamentals course, the interpretation of the fundamentals of GD&T remains the same, regardless of the chosen standard (ISO or ASME). Equally important is the fact that none of these standards dictate HOW we verify that a part meets the specifications of GD&T. Part conformance is left up to the professional’s discretion and the processes they choose.

  • Are there any hands-on exercises, simulations, or real-world examples included in the course?

    Our lessons utilize real world drawing examples and have high quality animations, graphics, and videos of metrology equipment and setups to give a very real world experience that you can take back to your job the very next day.

  • What kind of support is available beyond course completion?

    All of our training programs come with direct instructor support – access to our email support provides tailored answers directly from our professional certified GD&T instructors. Additionally, all users will receive 90-day access to our online platform – including our live monthly webinars and bonus learning content. You’ll receive priority registration for monthly live webinars and access to our library of previously recorded webinars and bonus video content.

  • How does the course content translate to real-world application? Will it be relevant to my current job or future career?

    This course equips learners with bare minimum requirements to check a feature to see if it meets the GD&T requirements using common hand tools. We then expand upon that and help the students to extrapolate that to more applicable scenarios that learners encounter during their daily inspections. The experience gained in comprehending how manual inspections verify specifications empowers students to easily transition to other inspection procedures for any given part or feature.

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