Many machine builder companies employ EEs and MEs, but just a handful of their employees are PEs. The PE label helps machine builder companies in the marketplace. However as companies expand and younger people are brought into the organizations, management faces differing opinions about cost, time and benefit of various certifications the company should or could have their degreed and non-degreed employees earn. The short list includes IEEE's Certified Software Development Professional program, ISA's CAP program and its CCST for technicians, and SME's CMfgE. We'd appreciate hearing what you, as a machine builder, think about the value of these or other programs.