PIM Quality Mail Preparation Specialist Certification Program - Sold Out

When:  Jun 7, 2022 from 13:30 to 21:30 (CT)

Class back in person 2022!  The Postal Professor! 

Tuesday, June 7 & Wednesday, June 8
8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day

Lunch, snacks, and cold beverages provided

Class Size Extremely limited!  Max Attendees 15 - Urgent Registration Recommended 

Obtaining postal discounts in today's postal world is becoming more complex. A thorough understanding of how the USPS processes and delivers mail is critical to attaining both maximum discounts and minimum delivery times. Automation is the key. Mailpieces designed to comply with postal guidelines and automated equipment achieve improved delivery and significantly reduced postage costs. This unique PIM course is designed to give learners a thorough knowledge of US Postal Service regulations and their relationship to both mailpiece design and postage costs.

Upon completion of the course, an exam is given and a passing grade earns the learner an official two-year certification* from Mailer's Hub and Postal 911 as Certified Mail Preparation Specialists. are known for their high level of expertise in mailpiece design, proper mail processing, and postal regulations. Companies whose employees have earned these certifications will find increased credibility with their customers, prospects and the Postal Service.

*Certification is not affiliated with the U.S. Postal Service

Subject Matter Includes:

  • How the USPS Functions
  • Retail vs Discounted
  • Classes of Mail
  • Shape-Based Processing
  • Quality Addressing
  • Barcodes and Automation
  • Paying for Postage
  • Reply Mail
  • Informed Delivery
  • Full-Service Mail
  • Mailers Scorecard
  • Seamless Acceptance
  • Informed Visibility
  • Tips, Tricks & More

Who should take this class?

  • Anyone who can provide input on the design and production of a mailpiece, or anyone who is responsible for managing production and postage cost, either internally or for customers.

What is the benefit of taking this class?

  • Employees not only learn about how the USPS functions and postal regulations, but they are also provided with real-life examples of do's and don'ts in mailpiece design.  This helps them to be proactive and deal with issues before they become problems for both your company and your customer.

Why should I take this class?

  • Postage is often the highest portion of the total costs of a mailing project.  Understanding how mailpiece design and postal processing affects these costs will assure others that mail owners are paying the most favorable postage rates.

How is the class presented?

  • This 2-Day course is presented at PIM HQ
  • Is open to all PIM Members and their employees at a discounted price. There is also an opportunity for Not Yet PIM Members to attend.
  • The class will meet Tuesday, June 7 & Wednesday, June 8 from 8:30 am to 4:30 each day, lunch & snacks, beverages provided

Who is the Postal Professor?


  • George Heinrich, PPhD, CQMPS, PIG, CMQCS, OMG, CMPD
    • The Postal Professor has been in the mailing industry for over 50 years.  Along with owning two direct mail companies, he has served in leadership positions with some of the most respected graphic communication corporations in the country.   George is one of the United States' most recognized experts in postal regulations and mail-related training. 


Event Location

8085 Wayzata Blvd. Lower-Level Training Room
Minneapolis, MN 55413