Individuals interested in testing for the CMTSE certification must meet the following requirements:
  1. Must have a minimum of one year of outside machine tool sales experience for a machine tool distributor or builder. 
  2. Must meet one of the following:
    1. Has completed four years of related machine tool employment in applications, services, inside sales, training, and/or outside sales. 
    2. Has completed two years of related employment combined with the completion of a four-year, undergraduate degree at an accredited institution. 

NOTE: Machinist experience may substitute for one year of related machine tool employment.