MAIL SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, INC. (MSMA) is the largest national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the Mail & Distribution Industries. Founded in 1981, MSMA has 22 local chapters and several thousand members nationwide. MSMA events are designed to provide a meeting place for mail and distribution systems managers to share information, build professional recognition and grow as professionals. MSMA offers two opportunities for professional certification. The CMDSM for professional mailers, and the CMDSS for suppliers to the mail and distribution industries. Certified Mail & Distribution Systems Manager (CMDSM) To recognize professional managers, the MSMA has established the Certified Mail and Distribution Systems Manager (CMDSM) program. This certification process provides for an individual to be evaluated, tested, and certified on the body of technical knowledge and management skills necessary for performance in the profession. Today there are over 350 CMDSM accredited professionals in the mail system management profession. Certified Mail & Distribution Systems Supplier (CMDSS) The Certified Mail and Distribution Systems Supplier (CMDSS) is the foremost certification program for mail and distribution industry suppliers. The Mail Systems Management Association certifies that candidates that pass the CMDSS Exam have the necessary qualifications and skill sets, and have mastered the specific body of knowledge designated by the Association as requisite for effective performance as a mail communications industry supplier.