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   CMTSE Candidate Handbook * You need Adobe Acrobat to view the publications. If you don't have it, download it free here.

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"This is a valuable accreditation for anyone in the industry to hold.  It demands a level of expertise and commitment that only true sales professionals aspire to obtain."
           Andrew P. Kamashian, CMTSE
           Machinery Sales Co.

The Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer (CMTSE) Program is the only nationally recognized program that acknowledges individuals who possess the skills and knowledge needed to perform effectively as machine tool sales engineers.
Today, over 750 individuals have earned the designation through a combination of practical experience, formal study and successful completion of a comprehensive, nationwide examination. To view the CMTSE Canditate Handbook in PDF format, click here!
The CMTSE program is supported by AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology, The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), The Machinery Dealer's National Association (MDNA) and the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors' Association (CMTDA).
CMTSEs demonstrate their knowledge in areas including:
images/bluebox.gif (43 bytes) Machine Tool Design images/bluebox.gif (43 bytes) Capital Investment Justification
images/bluebox.gif (43 bytes) CNC Technology & Machine Control images/bluebox.gif (43 bytes) The Selling Process
images/bluebox.gif (43 bytes) Cutting Tool Technology images/bluebox.gif (43 bytes) Responding to Customer Needs
images/bluebox.gif (43 bytes) Metalworking Technology images/bluebox.gif (43 bytes) Territory Management
images/bluebox.gif (43 bytes) Machine Tool Accuracy images/bluebox.gif (43 bytes) Business/Commercial Practices

Sales Engineer Job Analysis

Why CMTSEs say they took the test...

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to register for the CMTSE examination if you have a minimum of one-year outside machine tool sales experience for a machine tool distributor or builder and:

circle.gif (51 bytes) Have completed four years of related machine tool employment in any or all of the following areas: applications, services, inside sales, training or outside sales (machining experience may be substituted for one-year related tool employment)
circle.gif (51 bytes) Have two years of related employment combined with completion of a four-year, undergraduate degree at an accredited institution.

Examination Overview

CMTSE exam questions are developed by the Certification Committee, which includes machine tool distributors, builders, sales engineers, customers and allied industry representatives. The exam is a knowledge-based, online exam consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have three hours to complete the examination.

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Examination Dates
Registration Deadline
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 February 9, 2007

Print and fax the registration form or register online.

For more information or a program brochure, contact AMTDA at info@amtda.org or call us at  1-800-878-2683

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