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Mailpiece Design Professional Course MDP Online is the only mailpiece design certification program approved by the U.S. Postal Service®. This self-paced online

course is now available at http://www.nced.com/bma/.

This course is ideal for those who wish to maximize their proficiency in designing letter-size and flat-size mail to meet USPS® standards and obtain certification as a Mailpiece Design Professional. The course includes:

  • Postal addressing standards
  • Classes of mail and processing categories
  • POSTNET™, Intelligent Mail® and parcel barcode formats and print specifications
  • Designing automation letters and flats (tabbing, polywrap, deflection, flexibility, etc.)
  • Reply mail (Business, Courtesy, Meter, Permit Reply and Merchandise Return Service)
  • Address Information products and Move Update

Learners will also receive information on design standards for:

  • Customized Market Mail
  • Repositionable Notes
  • Election Mail Logos
  • Privately Printed Labels
  • Reusable Envelopes

The cost for the course is $75.00 which includes the certification exam taken at the learner’s convenience. Registration information is posted on http://www.nced.com/bma/.

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Important Updates

Standard Mail DSCF Load Leveling Final Rule Published in the Federal Register

The Postal Service has released its Federal Register final rule revising the service standards for Standard Mail that is eligible for Destination Sectional Center Facility (DSCF) rates. These changes will allow a more balanced distribution of DSCF Standard Mail across delivery days. With its new rules, USPS is extending delivery expectation to four days for mail entered on Friday and Saturday. National Implementation began April 10, 2014.


January 2014 Price Change Fact Sheets


Getting Started with Full-Service Intelligent Mail


PostalOne! Contingency Plan

For mailers unable to submit electronic information, click here for the PostalOne! Contingency Plan.











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