Drill Press I


  • Applied mathematics
  • Cutting tool assembly
  • Cutting tool selection
  • Inspection
  • Machine maintenance
  • Machine safety
  • Machining applications
  • Measurements
  • Operations
  • Print reading
  • Process planning
  • Setup
  • Shop safety

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Industry Standard

Machining Level I


  • Assessment Type: Print (from official blueprint only)
  • MET-TEC Inspection: Required
  • Performance Affidavit: Submitted online via evaluator

Note: The performance assessment for Drill Press I and Drill Press II is the same. Once a candidate completes the part for either credential, the affidavit is marked as received for both. The candidate must take and pass both theory tests to earn both credentials.


  • 54 questions
  • 90-minute time limit
  • Proctor required
  • Paper version available
  • Retake policy


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Study Material