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Mail Design Certification
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 08:30am - 04:30pm
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Become a Certified Mailpiece Design Consultant!

Who Should Attend?

  • Those responsible for mail processing
  • CSRs who interface with clients who mail
  • Graphic Designers
  • Print and Graphic sales people whose customers need mailing advice 

Obtaining certification in understanding and designing mail for automation is essential for mailers to get their mail accepted, receive Postal discounts and speed mail delivery for themselves and their customers. PGAMA will be providing a one-day interactive classroom program with an open book exam for certification as a Mailpiece Design Consultant (MDC).  

This MDC certification is offered in partnership with the Mail Systems Management Association (MSMA), a national organization contributing to the advancement of the mailing industry through education. It has 23 local chapters and over 2,000 members nationally. The coveted MDC certification provides recognition that the individual has achieved the highest level of education and understanding in mailpiece design. Upon a successful passing grade, they receive a certificate of achievement and their name appears in the MSMA National Directory of MDCs.  The MDC designation will tell your colleagues and customers of your proven education and achievement as a Mailpiece Design Consultant. 


Learn the basics of mailpiece design and what is required for automation, postage discounts, and faster processing through the U.S. Postal System.

Find out “WHAT NOT TO DO” to prevent your mail from being rejected, returned or damaged.

Find out where to go for help for questions, design support and apply the correct postage.

Find out how your company can reap the benefits of Intelligent Mail Barcode(IMb) tracing and tracking, IMsb, and IMpb.

Find out about the latest changes to USPS rates, regulations and how to keep up to date.

The U.S. Postal Service also provides mailpiece design certification with its online self-study Mail
Design Professional (MDP). Although the training information provided in this program will also assist you in taking the USPS MDP online exam, we are precluded from offering the MDP exam. 

Member cost for the one day program:

Member Price: $189.00
Non-member price:  $289

Please register by April 11th to allow time to receive the study materials and time to prepare.  

Registration includes the MDC exam fee of $60.  When registering for the program, attendees will be pre-registered for the MDC exam. The results of the onsite exam will be given via email within two days and a certificate will be mailed.  Because the exam is open book, the passing grade is 90%. The test can be taken online one additional time at no additional cost. The MDC certification is good for two years.

Be recognized by your company and their customers by becoming an expert on how to speed mail through the Postal System and reduce postage costs. So, don’t delay, register today and become and MDC.

Location PGAMA HQ 9685 Gerwig Ln, Columbia, MD 21046
Check in is at 8:30 am and training begins promptly at 9:00 am. A continental breakfast will be provided and a catered lunch will be served. Training will continue after lunch until 2:30 pm.

The MDC is a written open book paper exam that will be given onsite after the training is completed or online if you bring your own laptop. We will remain onsite until 4:30 pm for those wishing to complete the MDC exam.

There is HOMEWORK - To help you prepare, a PDF study guide and sample test questions will be sent to you upon registration and a printed copy will be provided upon your arrival.


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