AMi will provide designation graduates holding one of its many professional designations until Dec. 31, 2018, to complete six credit hours of AMi-approved training to maintain a "current designation status." After 2018, anyone holding an AMi professional designation must complete a minimum of six credit hours of approved training within the 12-month calendar year.
Graduates not meeting the continuing education requirement will lose permission to claim designation status.
"Ongoing advancements in customer service, marketing, leadership, and management compels AMi to require continuing education requirements to maintain the relevance of its professional credentials," said AMi chairman, Sheri Hamilton.
Individuals not meeting the annual C.E. requirements will no longer be listed on the organization's verification of credential holders website and will be required to stop using AMi designations as a current credential.
"The AMi core belief refers to learning as the only source of a sustainable competitive advantage. To be true to this belief and to promote the need to learn continually, it only made sense to develop this requirement," said Jeff Peevy, AMi president.
AMi graduates may fulfill the annual six credit hours continuing education requirement by taking AMi-approved live instructor-led classes, AMi hosted online courses and through its new "Alternate Methods of Learning Program" that provides credit through approved articles, videos, and podcast.
More information on the "Alternate Methods of Learning" is available here.
A full description of the new AMi C.E. requirement is available here.