The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announced that it is launching a new “Alternate Methods of Learning” program, in which collision repairers can earn AMi credits for reading articles, watching videos or listening to podcasts.
The program will allow individuals pursuing an AMi certificate or designation to obtain additional elective credit hours and continue progress toward their professional achievement, according to AMi. The individual’s AMi transcript will maintain a record of the articles, videos or podcasts that they’ve read, watched or listened to and passed a short quiz to prove comprehension.
“With over 2,000 industry professionals pursuing AMi certificates or professional designations, we believe it will provide tremendous value to the industry,” AMi President Jeff Peevy said. “Now the AMi professional can provide not only a record of courses they have taken, but also the AMi-approved articles, videos and podcasts they have used to stay current or prove areas of interest or specialization.”
AMi said it believes that “verifiable, role-based credentials” minimize the risk of body shops hiring unqualified candidates.
“This new program takes that even further by providing additional insights into the individual’s relevant educational achievements and ongoing efforts to stay up-to-date and growing,” AMi added.
Collision repairers should look for the AMi-approved logo accompanying an article, video or podcast, the institute said. Each logo will have a direct link to a quiz. To receive AMi credit, purchase the quiz and successfully complete it.
AMi encouraged repairers to set up a free “myAMi” account profile, which can provide a record of past AMi-approved courses taken, as well access to 140 online courses. If you don’t have a direct link, you can find the quiz by using the “myAMi” search function within “myAMi.”