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AMT Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

AMT is committed to working with you, our members and our customers, to adapt as conditions unfold around the coronavirus pandemic. Read about the most recent developments.

Updated July 23, 2020

Please check this page regularly for updates as circumstances change.


Our testing partner, Pearson VUE, has opened testing centers and is prioritizing essential workers like AMT applicants.

To schedule or reschedule your exam, please visit the Pearson Vue Coronavirus Update Page and check out the FAQ. The quickest way to reach customer service for Pearson VUE is through the chat feature on their page.

Adapting externship rules

With the closures of some facilities in response to concerns surrounding COVID-19, AMT is allowing relevant employment hours or volunteer hours in the field to qualify as externship hours. Applicants who have already tested and passed an AMT exam and who have met all other eligibility requirements for the credential, except for the completion of a professional externship of 160 hours, may request from AMT a custom letter to provide to their potential or current employer. The letter includes a form that the employer will submit to AMT testifying to the number of hours that the applicant completed for the requirement. Contact the Certification Department for your letter. If the accreditor of your school or program accepts simulation in lieu of externship, AMT will accept that as well.

Contact AMT. We are here for you.

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