CMTSEs demonstrate through personal experience, education, and testing their knowledge of manufacturing technology sales. The CMTSE recertification process reinforces these strengths by delivering ongoing educational and professional growth. The CMTSE is awarded in three-year terms, and recertification is required by the end of the third year to maintain one's status as a CMTSE. Recertification entails the completion of an educational microcourse focusing on digital technologies that are advancing modern manufacturing. Upon completion of the microcourse, the individual's CMTSE status will extend for another three-year term. Through 2023, CMTSE will complete the Transformational Technologies Course, which covers additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, automation, digital twin, and generative design. ($150 recertification fee required)
__CMTSEs who certified (or recertified) in 2018__: Recertification is due by November 1, 2021 __CMTSEs who certified (or recertified) in 2019__: Recertification is due by November 1, 2022 __CMTSEs who certify (or recertify) in 2020__: Recertification is due by November 1, 2023
### Experience Points __Outside Sales Capacity__: *1 point per year; 3 point maximum.* Functioning in an outside sales/sales support capacity. Must be machine tool sales-related activity. __Maintaining CMTSE__: *1 point per 6-years of certification; 2 points for 9+ years.* Maintaining the CMTSE designation. __Company Promotion__: *2 points.* Promotion within your company. __Formal Award__: *2 points per year.* A formal award by an individual distributor, builder, or customer as an outstanding salesperson of the year. __Informal Award__: *2 points per year.* An informal acknowledgment for a company-recognized level of performance such as top salesperson of a product line within a distributor company or for a builder. __Improve Sales Process__: *2 points per company improvement.* Developing or implementing improvements to the company's selling process. (Examples: implementing a territory/sales/lead tracking system.) Employer documentation is required. __Sales Accomplishment__: *2 points per accomplishment.* Documented major sales accomplishment. Must exceed previous company record. (Example: largest sale in company history.) __Show Participation__: *1 point per short show (1-2 day); 2 points per long show (3+ day); 8 point maximum.* Active participation in a builder or distributor booth during an industry trade show. __Show Logistics Coordinator__: *2 point maximum.* Serve as the key individual responsible for trade show booth logistic set-up and dismantle. __Customer Endorsement__: *1 point per three endorsements; 3 point maximum.* See Customer Endorsement Form
## Education and Training Point Index __Association Workshop__: *1 point per day, 1/2 point per half-day; 8 point maximum.* Completion of an industry-related association workshop or seminar. (Example: SME, AMT, PMA, FMA) __Association Meeting__: *1 point per day, 1/2 point per half-day; 8 point maximum.* Attendance at a local or national association chapter or regional meeting. (Example: SME, NCS) __Product Training__: *1 point per day, 1/2 point per half-day; 8 point maximum.* Participation in formal product training conducted at a builder's facility. __In-house Seminar__: *1 point per day, 1/2 point per half-day; 8 point maximum.* Completion of an in-house seminar organized by a distributor or builder on an industry or sales-related subject. __Local Ed. Program__: *1 point per day, 1/2 point per half-day; 8 point maximum.* Participation in a local education or training program on industry or sales-related topics. (Example: Chamber of Commerce program, Dale Carnegie workshop.) __College Degree__: *5 points.* Completion of a Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution during the most recent certification term. __Associate's Degree__: *4 points.* Completion of an associate's degree from an accredited institution during the most recent certification term. __College Class__: *2 points per class.* Completion of a college-level class in an industry-related discipline with a passing grade of "C" or above. NOTE: PDP points will not be awarded during the same semester as a degree is achieved. __Correspondence Course__: *1 point per class.* Completion of a correspondence course in an industry-related discipline. __CMTSE Study Guide__: *1 point per certification term.* Full review of the CMTSE Study Guide updates starting with the 2013 edition. __Additive Manufacturing Course__: *2 points (qualifies as one college class).* 4-class eLearning program offered through AMT's Additive Manufacturing Course. __Quality Control Course__: *2 points (qualifies as one college class).* 10-class eLearning program offered through AMT's Quality Control Course.
## Professional Service Point Index __Association Membership__: *1 point per association.* Individual membership in an industry-related association. Examples: SME, NCS, ASQC __Committee Member__: *1 point per committee, per year.* Active membership in an industry-related association committee or task force. Examples: AMT, SME, NCS, PMA __Elected/Appointed Office__: *2 points maximum.* Hold an elected/appointed office in an industry-related national or regional association. __Advisory Committee__: *1 point per committee.* Appointment and active participation on a distributor, builder, or customer advisory committee. __CMTSE Committee Member__: *3 points per content update; 2 points for exam piloting.* Participate in the study guide and exam update. __Community Event__: *1 point per day.* Participate in a community-related event promoting the machine tool industry. (Examples: science fair, career day, vocation school program) __Study Advisor__: *1 point per group; minimum 4 hours instruction.* Serve as a Certification study advisor; lead periodic study sessions for CMTSE candidates. __Instruct Course__: *2 points per course.* Organize and instruct a seminar or course in a machine tool-related area. Preparation time and presentation time must be a minimum of five hours.
## Professional Contributions Point Index __Exam Questions__: *1 point.* Submission of five CMTSE exam questions. Contact AMT for guidelines. __Article/Paper__: *3 points.* Publication of an article, paper, or document on a machine tool industry-related topic in an acknowledged industry source of information. Examples: industry trade magazines, association newsletters. __Develop Seminar__: *3 points.* Develop an original seminar for new technology and sales techniques. Examples: customer program on new tooling applications. __Open House Demonstration__: *1 point per demo; 8 point maximum.* Conduct demonstrations on new technology for customers during a company open house. __Showroom/Plant Demonstrations__: *1 point per demo; 8 point maximum.* Customer demonstration within a distributor or builder facility conducted independently of an open house. __Recruit CMTSE Candidates__: *1 point per candidate; 3 point maximum.* Recruit new candidates into the CMTSE program. Provide registered candidate's name, company, and e-mail address for verification. __CMTSE exam proctor__: *3 points per exam, 6 point maximum.* Proctor a CMTSE candidate during a CMTSE testing session.
## Other Professional Development Points To inquire about PDP value for a special accomplishment, provide a written request and include all supporting detail (i.e., certificates, letters, etc.). The notification of approval for special PDP requests will be provided by AMT under the supervision of the [Certification Committee](https://www.amtonline.org/committees/cmtse-certification-committee). Pre-approval of special activities is recommended. Submit your request to Catherine Ross.