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AMi begins Approving Articles, Videos and Podcasts for Credit

North Richland Hills, Texas, Jan. 16, 2018 ­- The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announced today it had begun the launch of its new "Alternate Methods of Learning" or AML Program. The program makes AMi credits available for reading articles, watching videos or listening to podcasts. The AML program will allow individuals pursuing an AMi certificate or designation to obtain additional elective credit hours and continue progress toward their professional achievement. Also, the individual's AMi transcript will maintain a record of the articles, videos or podcasts they have 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," said AMi President Jeff Peevy, adding "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 believes verifiable, role-based credentials benefit repair businesses when filling employee positions by minimizing the risk of 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.

For the Industry Professionals:

Look for the AMi "approved logo" accompanying an article, video or podcast. In this new program, each logo will have a direct link to a quiz. Purchase the quiz, successfully complete it, and you will receive AMi credit. Keep in mind, if you have not set up an AMi "myAMi" account profile, please go to https://ami.knowledgeanywhere.com and setup. It's free and can also provide a record of past AMi approved courses taken, as well access to 140 online courses. If you do not have a direct link, you may use the "myAMi" search function, once inside "myAMi" to find the quiz.

For Authors and Knowledge Producers:

Please contact AMi for guidelines or go to: https://www.amionline.org/Files/Documents/AMi-Alternate-Methods-of-Learning%20Guidelines.pdf

Keep in mind:

There is a quiz that must be successfully completed to receive credit. Over time your AMi transcript can reflect an impressive list of professional credentials, courses attended, and articles, videos, and podcast completed and comprehended.

Peevy continues, "the value of recording your professional development, along with professional credentials, such as an AMi designation helps propel you and our industry to the next level of professionalism. Pushing our industry to the next level is important if we want to attract others to it. Let's work together for an industry with a sufficient number of professionals possessing verifiable, role-based credentials; educated, motivated, and operating successful repair businesses with strong customer satisfaction and efficiently completing safe and accurate repairs."

About the Automotive Management Institute

AMi was established in 1989 to answer the demand for continuing education and industry-accepted recognition programs tailored specifically for the business needs of the automotive service and repair industry. To date, AMi programs have attracted more than 250,000 enrollments throughout North America. AMi is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational foundation, to which tax-deductible contributions may be made. For more information about the Institute, its curriculum or methods of donations, please contact AMi at (817) 514-2929, email at [email protected], or visit the AMI website at www.AMionline.org.

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