Welcome to the AMP

The Accredited Municipal Professional designation is a distinct tier of the CMO that allows municipal professionals in a non-management/leadership role the opportunity to demonstrate their municipal expertise. 

The Accredited Municipal Professional (AMP) designation is conferred upon municipal professionals in a non-management/leadership role who have met a high standard of rigour in demonstrated knowledge and expertise in municipal administration across five (5) competency areas.


To apply for the AMP Program you need the following:

  1. Must be a current member of AMCTO in good standing;
  2. Must be employed by a municipality (or related organization) with at least three (3) years of experience in a non-management/leadership role;
  3. Have completed the AMCTO Municipal Administration Program (MAP) or an acceptable equivalent. Find out if you are eligible for an exemption by reviewing Section 5 in the Diploma in Municipal Administration (DMA) Terms of Reference.

Applicants are encouraged to review the AMP Program Manual or contact AMCTO Accreditation at accreditation@amcto.com

Resources to Get You Started

Applying for the AMP:


Preparing your AMP Submission:


The AMP Review Process:

  • Three AMP-certified reviewers independently review your submission
  • If you meet the threshold of 85% approval by at least ⅔ reviewers, you will be recommended for approval
  • Granting of the designation by the AMCTO Board of Directors at their next meeting


Maintenance of Designation Process:


AMP Testimonials

"My recent completion of the AMP program and achievement of my AMP designation is one of my greatest educational and professional achievements to date. The AMP program allowed me to reflect on my career thus far and I look forward to pursuing my CMO designation in the future."

- Becky M. Jamieson, AMP, AOMC, Dipl.M.M., Director of Corporate Services / Clerk, Township of Scugog


"I found the AMP submission process fulsome and worthwhile. It gave me opportunity to reflect on past successes and plan for future projects. I feel that AMP is a meaningful designation."

- Kathie Nunno, AMP, Administrative & Accessibility Coordinator, Grey County

AMP Competency Requirements:

In order to be granted the AMP designation, you must be able to demonstrate applied knowledge and skills in five (5) areas of competency, using municipal experience and accomplishments:

  1. Municipal Operations
  2. Service Delivery
  3. Communication
  4. Strategic & Organizational Management
  5. Managing Work

For Assistance

After reviewing the AMP handbook, please feel free to contact AMCTO Accreditation at accreditation@amcto.com


AMP Application Form

Premier Designation

Clerk's Designation