PMI 6- Dial Gage Measurement Badge Details


The successful completion of the Snap-on Precision Measuring Instruments Certification enables graduates to demonstrate a solid understanding of the fundamentals of working with precision measurement instruments. The skills acquired during this comprehensive training are valuable TOOLS FOR LIFE that can lead to rewarding careers in a vast array of industries in the global marketplace.

Precision measuring is the cornerstone of quality in products and services many people rely upon each day. Starrett, Snap-on, and NC3 combined their industrial experience and expertise to create a certification that includes hands-on training on instruments that are vital to engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, power generation, and natural resources, to name a few. Those who earn this certification will be proficient in the use of a variety of instruments ranging from tapes and rules to calipers and micrometers.

The Precision Measuring Instruments Certification is divided into six modules. Each of these modules is a stand-alone certification which, when all are earned, represent a mastery of precision measuring instruments. Module 6 covers Dial Gage measurement.


  • Understand basic safety guidelines as related to the use of precision measuring tools in shops and laboratories
  • Describe the basic design of various dial indicators and bore gages to include features, sizes, variations, and the technology behind the tool
  • Describe the difference between calibration and field check, determine when they should be done, and be able to properly demonstrate field checks on various dial gages and bore gages
  • Demonstrate application of various dial gages and bore gages to include proper usage, obtaining and reading measurements accurately, and performing tool maintenance


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