Updated April 1, 2020

AMT Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

AMT is committed to working with you, our members and our customers, to adapt as conditions unfold. To help, AMT has devised some solutions that are available now.

Please check this page regularly for updates as circumstances change.

Communicating directly with AMT staff
While the AMT national office is closed temporarily, staff are working remotely. We are NOT able to take phone calls during this time. The best way to reach us is via the direct contact avenues listed at the bottom of this page.

Due to our limited ability to receive and process USPS mail and checks, please use electronic means to send documents or make online payments. If you are currently in your CCP cycle and have paid your annual renewal fee, you can simply log in to your personal homepage to download and print your card for free.

Testing/rescheduling
Our testing partner, Pearson VUE, has temporarily closed most testing centers. If you are scheduled for an exam and have not received notification from Pearson VUE on whether a site closure has affected your ability to test, you MUST contact Pearson VUE for detailed information about timing and whether your specific site is impacted.

If you have questions regarding your ability to reschedule your exam, please visit the Pearson Vue Coronavirus Update Page and check out the FAQ. The quickest way to reach customer service for Pearson VUE is through the chat feature on their page.

Extending the deadline for an application or certification
In response to the COVID-19 emergency, AMT will honor extension requests from individuals whose current application or certification is set to expire on any date between March through June of 2020 by extending the end date to July 1, 2020. (Some limits may apply)

  • Applicants – Prior to AMT being able to make any changes to your applicant exam record, you will first need to contact Pearson Vue to verify and/or cancel your scheduled exam. After completing this step, please contact the Certification Department to request an extension for your application. AMT is working closely with Pearson Vue to ensure that all examination extension updates are received and that you will be able to take your exam shortly after Pearson Vue testing sites have reopened.

  • Members – Please contact the CCP Department to request an extension for your certification. Please be aware that by extending your certification now, July 1st will now signify the date in which your annual renewal fees and CCP points will be due going forward. Please continue to check the AMT and Pearson Vue websites as well as your email for additional updates. We also recommend that you continue monitoring your status on your AMT Homepage.

Adapting externship rules
With the closures of some facilities in response to concerns surrounding COVID-19, AMT is allowing relevant employment hours in the field to qualify as externship hours. Applicants who have already tested and passed an AMT exam and who have met all other eligibility requirements for the credential, except for the completion of a professional externship of 160 hours, may request a letter to provide to their potential or current employer. The letter includes a form that the employer will submit to AMT testifying that the applicant completed the requirement. Contact the Certification Department for your letter.

Keeping sharp with practice exams
Because many secure testing sites for high-stakes exams have temporarily shut their doors, some students feel added concern about testing. To help students who are graduating, or who are recent grads feel more confident about taking the AMT exam, schools that partner with AMT can connect them with practice exams for their certifications at no cost. This offer is for RMA and RPT practice exams and is available to schools through July 1, 2020. (Some limits apply.) For details contact us.

Enrolling in free online courses
In appreciation of our members and customers, AMT is now offering free, online, non-CE courses on these relevant topics:

  • Preparing for an Epidemic
  • Setting Up Your Remote Workspace
  • Conference Call Guidelines
  • Stay Productive While Working Remotely
  • Enhancing Productivity with Remote Workers
  • Virtual Teams: Strategies for Success
  • Managing a Virtual Team
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