Certification: NAMA Certified Executive (NCE)

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The NAMA Certified Executive (NCE) designation is awarded by NAMA to NAMA member industry professionals who demonstrate the commitment, knowledge, integrity and leadership characteristics that distinguishes themselves in their field. It is earned through credits for experience, education and leadership and followed by an exam. Once the process is successfully completed, you will be recognized by associates, competitors in the field and customers as an outstanding professional in the vending, coffee service and foodservice industries.

Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 5 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
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)?

Online Exam

The exam is offered online. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email of instructions on how to take the online exam. Applicants requiring special accommodations for exams should submit their requests to the NAMA Education Department.


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.