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AMS Professional Development Requirements

AMS requires holders of AMS credentials to complete 50 hours of professional development (PD)

every 5 years in order to keep the AMS credential active.

The first 5-year period begins with the date the credential is issued.

If PD hours are not completed within the 5-year period, the credential will be considered inactive until the requirement is met. 

The credential holder must keep a record of professional development and provide print or electronic verification of the event host, location, date, topic, presenter(s), and number of hours attended. Verification of professional development is to be submitted to AMS 30 days in advance of the 5-year anniversary of the issuance of the credential, and every 5 years thereafter.

A PD event may be hosted by:

a school
a teacher education program
regional, national, or international Montessori group
accredited college/university
educational foundation/organization, institute, or association
national or regional accrediting organization

PD can include coursework completed toward earning a new credential

PD may be face-to-face, Webinar, or a recording of a Webinar if written or electronic verification of participation is given.

CME|NY offers PD programs. Please contact us if you have a subject you would like us to offer. Send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject heading PD hours request.

AMS Approved PD Topics

Montessori education and philosophy/pedagogy
Classroom management
Child development
Health, safety, and nutrition (excluding CPR, first aid, medication administration, exercise)
Peace education
Service learning
Leadership skills
Social/emotional issues
Special education and learning differences
Education research
Public or education policy
Technology training that will enhance the teacher’s use of technology with students or refine the teacher’s computer skills in ways that will improve his teaching

Topics that do not qualify:

first aid
medication administration training
exercise or yoga classes (unless related directly to teaching students)
reading of books, magazines, or journals

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