USPS Certification Programs

TCPCC regularly holds local training sessions for the below courses, please fill out the from below to receive more information

Executive Mail Center Manager

The Executive Mail Center Manager (EMCM) program is a comprehensive training program that is designed for individuals who wish to develop Mail Center Management skills.  The EMCM program provides training specifically designed for mailing industry professionals. The program teaches skills needed to:

  • Manage more effectively

  • Improve mail center safety and security

  • Boost productivity

  • Cut cost

  Topics covered in the course include:

  • People Management

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Managing Mail Center Operations

  • Managing Mail Center Finances

  • Mail Center Safety & Security

  • Planning & Managing Technology

  • Planning & Policy Making

  • Total Quality Management

Mail Design Professional

The Mailpiece Design Professional (MDP) program offers two curriculum alternatives that teach mailing industry personnel how to design mail to enhance its compatibility with U.S. Postal Service® automated equipment. It also coaches mailers on how to achieve lower postage prices through automation. USPS MDP certification is available upon successful completion of course assessment. 


The online curriculum provides mailing industry professionals training including:

  • Maximizing eligibility for postage discounts

  • Designing mail for automation

  • Designing Reply Mail pieces

Registration for this USPS certification program is available on the Business Mail Academy website.

Program Highlights

  • 7 hour online program

  • $75 assessment fee

  • Successful participants receive USPS® certification as an MDP


The curriculum was developed by a committee of USPS and mailing industry experts.  Last spring was the first time we offered the course here in the Twin Cities and we had 16 graduates!  The class was very interactive and got high marks from those who attended.

Topics covered include:

  • Mailing Lists

  • Mailpiece Creation

  • Response Rates

  • Omni-Channel Marketing

  • Technology

  • Environment

For more information on these programs, please contact anyone on the Executive Board or send an email to  or fill out this form and we will keep you up to date for upcoming classes.

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