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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.

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:


Machine Tool Design


Capital Investment Justification


CNC Technology & Machine Control


The Selling Process


Cutting Tool Technology


Responding to Customer Needs


Metalworking Technology


Territory Management


Machine Tool Accuracy


Business/Commercial Practices

Sales Engineer Job Analysis

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:

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).


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.

Next Online
Examination Dates

Registration Deadline

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

January 25, 2008

 Register Online at,  CMTSE Registration Form; or 

 Print and fax the registration form.

For more information or a program brochure, contact AMTDA at or call us at  301.738.1200.



Don't miss AMTDA's 2008 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference!
April 6th - 9th
Hilton Head, South Carolina.

With a powerful line up of economic, sales and business speakers you won't find a better investment for yourself and your management team.

Join us at the Westin Hilton Head Resort. 
To make your reservations today, call 800.Westin-1.  AMTDA has a special rate of $269/night.


Registration in PDF format