NAMA has all of your education and training needs!

NAMA offers many resources designed specifically to help you excel in your organization and move forward in your career. We have created a host of tools designed to help you and your employees refine each and every aspect of your entire operation. Choose the program that fits your needs as well as the needs of your employees to help them grow and succeed.




Coffee, Tea & Water Call for Speakers

Are you ready to rock the boat with the best and brightest minds in our industry this November? NAMA is now accepting presentation proposals for CTW educational sessions and we’re excited to hear what you have in store. Submissions are due by May 15, 2018. Learn more and submit your ideas today.


NAMA Knowledge Center:

NAMA offers a host of tools and resources designed to help you and your employees refine each and every aspect of your entire operation. Scroll down to explore education programs that fit your needs as well as the needs of your employees to help them grow and succeed. For more information and to purchase, please click the title of any program that interests you. After purchasing, you can click the button below to complete your courses on NAMA Knowledge Center.

NAMA Knowledge Center is designed to be convenient, accessible anywhere at any time, relevant, and a way to grow your career in break-through areas. We look forward to what you will achieve and are ready to assist every step of the way.

Access to each online program expires 90 days after the purchase date, with the exception of NAMA Certified Executive, which expires after 365 days. Online programs must be purchased on the account of whoever will attend it, as each attendee needs a unique login associated with his/her name. Online programs cannot be purchased on behalf of a colleague using a different NAMA online account. Please enable pop-ups to access your courses. The below programs are entirely online.

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Certification Programs

NAMA Certified Executive (NCE)

nce logoThe NAMA Certified Executive (NCE) designation is awarded to industry professionals who demonstrate the commitment, knowledge, integrity and leadership characteristics that distinguish them in the vending and refreshment services industry. Be recognized by associates, competitors and customers as an outstanding professional.


ccs logoCertified Coffee Specialist (CCS)

The Certified Coffee Specialist (CCS) designation, the coffee service industry's Mark of Distinction awarded by NAMA, provides those professionals who are actively involved in providing refreshment services the opportunity to take their skills and knowledge to the next level. Be recognized as an industry leader and prove your expertise.



EssCS logoEssentials of Convenience Services

This must-see course covers the industry’s most vital elements in an interactive and easy to navigate course. BONUS: The course comes with the updated manual on which it is based. Our course is truly essential for a wide range of levels – you will learn about important elements of the industry, whether you’re brand new to the industry or moving into upper management. Take control of your career today!


Nama Professional LogoMicro Markets

NAMA provides all the resources needed to aid your success with micro markets. The Mastering Micro Markets manual identifies business guidelines to assist operators in all aspects pertaining to their daily activities and long-term success. When you’re ready to prove your expertise, you can take the examination to earn the Micro Market Professional Certificate.


route driver logoRoute Driver Training

This online program will assist you in training your route drivers on all aspects of the vending industry that pertain to their daily work activities and provide them the opportunity to become a Certified Route Driver.


Technician Training

This online program equips your vending repair technicians with the skills needed in refrigeration and electronics without travel expenses and time away from the job. Reduce customer complaints and equipment maintenance costs by enrolling your technicians in NAMA's online training program today.


NAMA Webinars:

NAMA's webinars provide members an easy, virtual learning environment on topics ranging from general business to specific industry issues. Recordings of previous live webinars are available for you to purchase and watch at your convenience. View NAMA Webinars


Upcoming Education Events:

Mastering Micro Markets

qccp logoNAMA is offering a new full day program that will highlight key aspects of merchandising, promoting, and operating Micro Markets. Don’t miss this vital program to establishing and maintaining your Micro Markets. Next Program: March 20, 2018, Las Vegas, NV


Executive Development Program

This long-standing, highly reputable program is designed for senior-level industry leaders and is held on the campus of Michigan State University. The program will deliver techniques designed to help attendees learn to grow revenue, develop new marketing plans, think strategically and enhance personal leadership. A customized Personal Action Plan documenting new ideas and strategies for immediate application within your organization is a key benefit of the program. Next program: October 21-25, 2018, East Lansing, MI


Coffee 101

qccp logoBecome a skilled coffee professional by gaining a fundamental yet extensive understanding of coffee production and manufacturing, experience guided tastings and learn the single-serve evaluation process during this 2-day program. This program is a professional development program, a certificate program, and most of all, it's the first step to becoming a coffee expert. Next Programs: November 12, 2018, New Orleans, LA


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