EMDA is a Member Association of MRERF.
The Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational Research Foundation (aka MRERF) is the creative energy behind educational programs offered by the Institute for Professional Advancement (IPA). The Foundation also prepares educational materials, supports and publishes resource material and periodic reports concerning the representative-manufacturer relationships and their respective functions.
CPMR – Certified Professional Manufacturer’s Representative: Because no one teaches reps how to be reps, there is CPMR. The Certified Professional Manufacturers Representatives program provides information you did not know you needed. The CPMR designation gives you, and therefore your firm, added distinction as a well-managed independent representative.
CSP – Certified Sales Professional: The Certified Sales Professional (CSP) program gives a thorough understanding of consultative selling. From business creation to improved time and territory management; goal-setting to prospecting, and everything in between, attendees return to the territory with a renewed enthusiasm for selling.