OPTAM offers the following certification programs:
Certified Technical Sales Professional (CTSP)®
The CTSP sets a high bar for having detailed knowledge of all nine Domains of Excellence which all SEs leverage in their day-to-day job responsibilities. While extensive experience as a practicing SE is not a prerequisite it is recommended.
CTSP MASTERY® (Coming late 2015)
The MASTERY designation will be targeted at SEs with more than 5 years direct field experience in a technical sales role. Verified work experience, references, and interviewing process will be incorporated such that only SEs with a proven track record of superior performance will be admitted. Successful completion of the CTSP will be an enforced prerequisite.