CMTSE Certification - Online Exam - October 16, 2019

16 October 2019, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Proctored Online exam using your office

Personal computer with an Internet connection

Registration is closed for this event.

The Certified Manufacturing Technology 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 1400 individuals have earned the designation through a combination of practical experience, formal study and successful completion of a comprehensive, nationwide examination.

In addition to AMT, the CMTSE program is supported by 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

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.

For more information, contact Catherine Ross at or call (703) 827-5291.