Welcome to the new Learning Management System of AGMA! We are excited to bring you this new platform to deliver our education and training series. It is our desire to provide you with the best possible learning experience to achieve your professional development goals.

We would like to hear from you. Please share your experience and challenges by sending us an email at education@agma.org. Your feedback is valuable and assists us in making the right decisions for you!

AGMA places exceptional value on our members and non-members participation in our program offerings. The education department will continue to conduct programs that support the professional development of the gear manufacturing workforce that, in turn, will enhance the manufacturing and distribution of AGMA member company products. Offering courses in face-to-face, online, and webinar formats, we strive to be a leader in gear education and training and embrace the expanded use of technology to reach our learners anytime, anywhere. We are committed to providing relevant, cutting edge, and challenging learning opportunities with an emphasis on learning outcomes and the application of knowledge to meet employer and learner needs. 

Our goals are to:

  • Deliver to organizations training and education opportunities and services which build a knowledgeable, skilled workforce to more effectively and efficiently meet critical goals.
  • Continually innovate to enhance the quality of the learning environment and the diversity of learning approaches to meet the needs of learners.
  • Ensure that learning opportunities remain relevant
  • Continually assess and improve courses to assure desired learning outcomes are met
  • Attract, develop, and retain highly qualified, diverse instructors who are committed to our mission, who create a learning environment which is supportive and challenging, and who value service to others.

We offer courses in various formats to serve the diverse learning styles of our industry professionals.

Face-to-face Courses:

These courses are held for 2 or 3 days each from 8am-5pm by experienced industry professionals. The number of CEUs awarded for each course is specific to the scheduled time for each course and the learning activities therein. Course assessments are conducted and certificates are awarded.

Online Video/Webinar Courses:

Gear Failure Analysis, Detailed Gear Design, and Gearbox CSI: Gears Only are intended to provide an experience that closely resembles the courses that are offered in the Face-to-Face format. You will have 60 days to complete the course, pass the course assessment, and receive your certificate.


We offer new webinars each year on various topics and offer past webinars as a part of our catalog. Each webinar is 90 minutes in length. You can view the webinar live or, if you are unable, you can view the archived webinar. It will be available 24 hours after the live stream. You will have access to the webinar for 15 days.

Workforce Education Courses:

Fundamentals of Gearing, Hobbing, and Parallel Gear Inspection are three courses that are offered as self-study. They are comprehensive introductions to the industry and provide a solid foundation to your gear education experience. We provide a Study Guide to accompany the course slides. A practice exam and final exam are provided as a means of assessing your learning. You will have 30 days to complete the course, pass the assessment, and receive your certificate.


The AGMA Education Department would like to thank the AGMA Foundation for its support. Several of the AGMA education courses in all formats have been made possible by the generous contributions by the Foundation. Our joint efforts to create and innovate results in membership added value for you!

For more information on the foundation and how you can contribute, please visit the foundation website at https://agmafoundation.org/.