Providing professional training and certification is a key mission of AMSA in support of our industry. These programs help ensure our members are not only well-qualified and knowledgeable but also current on the latest practices, safety, technology and regulations to provide customers with the best service possible. We offer ongoing professional training and specialized staff development throughout the year, as well as certification programs for those in specialized career paths — all programs only available through AMSA.
As the national trade association for the moving and storage industry, AMSA administers several professional certifications for specialists, including Certified Moving Consultant (CMC) and Certified Office & Industrial Consultant (COIC) for sales and marketing associates; Certified Packer/Loader (CPL); and Registered International Mover (RIM). Look for these initials when you are seeking the most qualified representatives of our industry.
AMSA offers regular live webinars and in-person regional workshops, all tailored to the unique needs of our industry, which are available to members (and non-members at a slight additional cost). Our webinars are focused on specific issues of current interest, or to help improve participants' proficiency or broaden their knowledge.
Our two annual conferences provide even more learning opportunities. Early each spring, our Education Conference & Expo includes a broad range of practical seminars and in-depth summits for hundreds of AMSA members from industry suppliers and managers to salespeople and CEOs. Then each fall, AMSA's Safety & Operations Conference focuses on new trends and technology of interest to safety and operations managers. Both conferences feature expert speakers from inside and outside the industry.
AMSA's respected Leaders Program has been providing prospective executives with an introduction to leadership skills and analytical thinking for more than 30 years. A select group of young men and women from member companies graduates each year to enhance their careers and provide industry bench strength.