NACUMS Annual Conference
Professional Certifications
July 20-21 2019

Mailpiece Design Consultant (MDC)

Certified Direct Mail Professional (CDMP)

The management of mail and distribution systems today calls for many more skills and knowledge than in the past. With the changing attitudes of executive management toward the importance of employing managers with higher skill levels, a new breed of mail management professional has emerged. Organizations of all sizes are beginning to recognize that they cannot afford to entrust the management of their mail and distribution operation to unequipped managers. A professional manager is required in order to achieve an efficient mail operation that is capable of providing maximum quality services at minimum operating cost.

The objectives of Certification Programs are:
• To raise professional standards and management skills.
• To establish for employers, as well as people in the profession, a defined body of knowledge for effective performance in the profession. 
• To establish guidelines for achievement and a learning experience path for people to follow in developing their career in the mailing industry profession. To award recognition to those who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness for the profession. 
• To improve performance in the profession by encouraging participation in a continuing educational program for professional development.

Mailpiece Design Consultant (MDC)

NACUMS is offering conference attendees the opportunity to earn the distinction of Mailpiece Design Consultant (MDC), an Industry Professional Certification sponsored by Mail Systems Management Association (MSMA).

There will be a three-hour review session on Saturday, July 20 and on Sunday July 21, attendees will take the 100-question examination. Participants will have test results within 24 hours. The MDC review session and exam proctor is coordinated by: Barbra Fahy MDC, MSMA National President

The unique opportunity to review together in a group setting at the NACUMS annual conference before sessions begin allows so that you will not miss any regular sessions. Anyone interested is encouraged to visit the MSMA website at: to get more details. The MDC Study Guide is currently being updated but once it is complete you will have access via the MSMA website to help prepare in advance. The MDC Guide will be required for the NACUMS review session and used as reference during the testing period. 

Sign Up Deadline: June 1, 2019
Study & Exam Dates: Saturday July 20th & Sunday July 21st
Times: Saturday 1 PM - 4 PM, Sunday 8 AM - 12 PM
Cost: $90.00

Certified Direct Mail Professional (CDMP)

The Certified Direct Mail Professional (CDMP) is designed for the mailing industry professional to develop and strengthen core skills that build and maintain successful Direct Mail business within this highly competitive environment. This course is sponsored by the USPS and was developed by a committee of USPS and mailing industry experts.

The following subject areas are being offered in the CDMP Program curriculum(see flyer for more details): 

  • Introduction
  • Mailing Lists
  • Mailpiece Creation
  • Response Rates
  • Omni-Channel Marketing
  • Technology
  • Environment

This is a 12 hour course that will be in two parts beginning Saturday July 20th from 8 am - 4 pm and Sunday July 21st 8 am - 12 pm. Lunch will be provided. You must attend both sessions.

We are excited to partner with the USPS to offer this brand new certification to our members.

Sign Up Deadline: June 1, 2019
Study & Exam Dates: Saturday July 20th & Sunday July 21st
Times: Saturday 8 AM - 4 PM, Sunday 8 AM - 12 PM
Cost: $295.00