Materials Handling & Management Society (MHMS)


The Materials Handling & Management Society (MHMS) is an individual membership organization for the material handling practitioner and the material handling community. Members include individuals who are committed to continuing their professional career development.

The Materials Handling and Management Society is dedicated to providing career development and recognition for material handling professionals.

This commitment extends to anyone whose responsibilities embrace the planning, design, deployment or operation of equipment and systems that are fundamental to the productive and safe movement, storage, control and protection of goods through the use of material handling products and practices.

This mission is accomplished through our members, chapters and affiliations with related organizations.

MHMS membership provides its members the opportunity to increase their professional knowledge and skills and helps keep you on track toward achieving your professional goals through its many educational resources and its certification programs.

MHMS is pleased to offer a two-tier level of certification:

CAMH  Certified Associate in Materials Handling        
Cost for Certification:   $100.00   (U.S. Funds)

PCMH   Professional Certified in Materials Handling   
Cost for Certification:   $150.00 (U.S. Funds)

REQUIREMENTS FOR CAMH APPLICANTS REQUIREMENTS FOR PCMH APPLICANTS
Submission of an official certification application, including 3 letters of reference and/or recommendation. Must have attained the CAMH certification which may taken concurrently with the PCMH certification exam at a reduced fee
Payment of an application fee of $100.00 ($200.00 if applied for concurrently with PCMH application) Submission of an official certification application
Minimum of 8 combined experience credits in the materials handling field:
  • 1 credit/year of formal college of university education (maximum of 4 allowed)
  • 1 credit/yr of full time employment in the industry
  • 1 credit for every 3 certified material handling Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned.
  • 1 credit earned Material Handling Institute Certificate
  • 1 credit per earned certification in a related discipline such as warehousing, logistics & production and inventory management
  • 1 credit for teachers each time a formal material handling/facilities planning course was taught at an accredited college or university
  • 1 credit for being a registered Professional Engineer

1/2 credit for 4 published papers or articles related to material handling. (1 credit maximum allowed)

Payment of an application fee of $150.00 ($200.00 if applied for concurrently with CAMH application)
Passing a test demonstrating a good grasp of material handling fundamentals and general equipment knowledge. Passing a test demonstrating more detailed planning, design and equipment application knowlege than is required of the CAMH, including some analytical capability
Recertification every 3 years:  a) Requires a $100.00 recertification fee and additional information verifying that one's knowledge and competency are current. Also, one must remain a member in good standing of the Society in order to maintain their certification. Recertification every 3 years:  a) Requires a $100.00 recertification fee and additional information verifying that one's knowledge and competency are current. Also, one must remain a member in good standing of the Society in order to maintain their certification.
Re-testing: If for some reason you fail the exam you have 6 months from the date of the failed exam to re-test. If you do not re-test within that period of time, you will be required to re-apply, pay a new application fee and re-test. If you allow your credentials to lapse you will be required to re-apply, pay the application fees and re-test. Re-testing: If for some reason you fail the exam you have 6 months from the date of the failed exam to re-test. If you do not re-test within that period of time, you will be required to re-apply, pay a new application fee and re-test. If you allow your credentials to lapse you will be required to re-apply, pay the application fees and re-test.

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Gary Forger

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