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Certification Programs

The CASS™ certification process is designed in cooperation with the mailing industry to improve the accuracy of postal codes, i.e., Five-Digit ZIP Code®, ZIP + 4®, delivery point (DPCs), and carrier route codes that appear on mailpieces. 

MAC™ evaluates USPS® manifest mailing products manufactured by vendors to determine software accuracy in listing and calculating postage for identical and/or nonidentical-weight permit imprint mailpieces.

MAC Batch™ evaluates USPS® manifest/presort mailing products manufactured by software developers to determine whether the mailing software accurately calculates postage for non-identical piece mailings.

The MASS™ certification is an extension of the CASS™ system, which is a process designed in cooperation with the mailing industry to improve the accuracy of postal codes that appear on mail.

The PAGE program evaluates publication and print planning (ppp) software to determine its accuracy in calculating the percentage of advertising according to Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) standards.

The PAVE program is a process designed in cooperation with the mailing industry to evaluate presort software and determine its accuracy in sorting address files according to Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) standards.

The Zone Analysis Program (ZAP) measures the quality of Zone assignments ensuring the accuracy of postage rates claimed in accordance with requirements set forth in the DMM® reference manual.

Barcode Certifications

To ensure accuracy, optimal bar code quality and readability of the Intelligent Mail® Tray Label, the USPS® offers a voluntary label certification process of the Intelligent Mail Tray Label for software vendors that generate tray label software. This certification process will validate the Intelligent Mail Tray Label design specifications, technical barcode requirements for the tray barcodes, placement of the barcode and human-readable data elements on the label, as well as the ability to generate accurate label content.

The electronic service option provides mailers information indicating the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery of a mailed item. If you choose to take advantage of the Electronic Service option, you must complete a testing and certification process.

 

Full-Service Certification Programs

A Mail Service Provider (MSP) offers a variety of solutions to prepare and present Full-Service presort mailings. The MSPs listed on this document have met the U.S. Postal Service™. Full-Service certification Mkt Mails.  Mail Service Providers (MSPs) offer a wide variety of services for Mail Owners. Talk to an MSP to learn more about the Full-Service solutions they offer.

The software vendors listed below have successfully certified their Full-Service software products with the Postal Service™. The list below shows the name of the vendor and software package and telephone number. We identify if the software is Cloud based or On Premise, the method of submission to the Postal Service and the class of mail the software supports.

The USPS offers an eInduction certification for software vendors that support eInduction mailings.

The United States Postal Service is offering Full-Service Certification (FSC) to mailers who apply for certification and can demonstrate their mail quality.

The Platinum Full-Service Certification (FSC) is available to mailers who can demonstrate an exceptional degree of mail quality and fulfill the application process. 

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