MTM-1 Certification

2023-02-01 Important Announcement
As of February 1, 2023, Iowa State University stop offering MTM Certification Training. MTM now offers Online Training Program. Please contact for more information. MTM Training Website is

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Registration Cost:
$3,000 USD

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Course Hours:
80 hours
Course Start Date:
Upon Registration
Course Access Time:
60 Days MTM Logo
Course Outcome
  • 8.0 CEUs
  • MTM-1 Certificate of Completion
  • Optional BlueCard® certification in MTM-1

Course Description

Engineering-LAS Online Learning has partnered with MTM Association to adapt the ten-day course into an online course to provide students with the tools necessary to take the MTM-1 Certification exam, receive an MTM-1 Certificate of Completion, and an optional BlueCard® certification. This course discusses principles of MTM-1 construction, time elements and simultaneous motions of MTM-1, and methods improvements in MTM-1. The certification will be issued by MTM Association for Standards and Research.

Course Benefits

Most courses offer a certificate of completion or CEU/PDH, but with the MTM-1 course you get both. Take our MTM-1 course and receive two major benefits upon completion:

  • Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
  • MTM-1 Certificate of Completion
  • Optional BlueCard® certification in MTM-1


A Certificate of Completion will be issued to those that successfully complete the course. The participant that successfully completes the course will be eligible to apply for BlueCard® Certification; please contact the MTM office to receive a copy of requirements for this System.

Students can select which MTM Association they would like to receive a certificate from. When registering for the course there will be a selection box on the registration form that the student can select either MTM Association US/Canada or MTM Association UK whichever Association the student checks will be the one they will receive the certificate from.

Certificate of Completion/Option BlueCard Certification

To learn more about the differences between the certificate of completion and the optional BlueCard certification or requirements for either of the certificates please go to the FAQs page.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Define key terms related to the understanding and application of MTM-1
  • Explain the important concepts involved in MTM-1 application
  • Analyze processes using the MTM-1 Data Card
  • Demonstrate planning and design applications using the MTM-1 system
  • Recommend design improvement applications using the MTM-1 system
  • Develop a workstation design using the MTM-1 system

Course Outline

  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: Historical Development of the MTM System
  • Unit 3: Fundamental Terms of MTM-1
  • Unit 4: The Basic Motion Cycle
  • Unit 5: Basic Motions
  • Unit 6: Basic Motions of the Eyes
  • Unit 7: Motions in Combination
  • Mid-course Review Exam
  • Unit 8: Foot, Leg and Body Motions
  • Unit 9: Creating an MTM Analysis
  • Unit 10: Planning, Designing and Improving a Workstation
  • Practice Examination
  • Unit 11: Requirements for Implementing MTM-1
  • MTM-1 Certification Exam

Course Procedures

Course is delivered online through 11 units that are separated by topic. The units include readings from the course manual, quizzes, application assignments and video interviews with Instructor Dirk Rauglas where he shares his expertise and experience surrounding the key issues of each topic. To complete the course, you must take and pass the Certification Exam, which is administered by a proctor the Course Instructors have approved.

You may complete each module at your own pace, but the course must be completed in 60 days to take the Certification Exam. Approximate time to complete course is 80 hours.


Course Materials

You will be provided with an electronic copy of the MTM-1 manual.


Most units include automatically scored quizzes ranging from 5–10 questions. The quizzes are not graded and will not affect your overall score in the course. The quizzes are meant to test your understanding of the unit material. After completing a quiz, you will see which questions were correct and incorrect and can take the quiz as many times as you need.

Most units also include assignments that will be submitted and scored by an instructor.  These assignments are submitted online and feedback is given online as well.  The assignments address key unit concepts and include opportunities for practical application such as MTM-1 analysis and workstation design.

There is an automatically scored mid-course review that will assess your progress in the course at that point in time.  At the end of the course there is also an automatically scored practice examination that will help you to prepare for the final Certification Examination.

After completing the course units and achieving a passing score on the Practice Examination, you can have the MTM-1 Certification Proctored Exam sent to a proctor, who will proctor the certification exam for you. Upon passing the certification exam, you will receive a MTM-1 Certificate of Completion.


We have a group of highly qualified instructors standing by ready to teach this course. You will be assigned one of these instructors after you have registered for this course. This instructor will grade your assignments and exams and are there to answer any questions about the course you might have, so do not be afraid to ask questions directly to your instructor throughout the duration of the course. To learn more about your indvidual instructor click here: Instructor Profiles


Contact Information

Contact or call 1-800-854-1675 for more information.