Certification: Certified Mail and Distribution Systems Manager (CMDSM)

National Headquarters PO Box 1145 N. Riverside , IL 60546-1145

The CMDSM examination consists of 135 multiple-choice questions and five essay questions. It is a timed, four-hour exam. Two hours are allocated for the multiple-choice questions section and two hours for the essay questions section. You will be given a fifteen-minute break between the multiple-choice section and the essay questions section.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Either training or work experience required, but not both?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 3 Year(s)
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.