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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. To help, AMT has devised some solutions that are available now.

Updated November 16, 2020. Please check this page regularly for updates as circumstances change.

Submission of documents or payments

Due to our limited ability to receive and process USPS mail and checks, please use electronic means to send documents or make online payments.

Membership card

If you are currently in your CCP cycle and have paid your annual renewal fee, you can simply log in to your AMT Portal to download and print your card for free.


Our testing partner Pearson VUE is currently delivering examinations but at reduced capacity. You may also need to travel a little farther to take your examination. If you are scheduled for an exam and have not received notification from Pearson VUE on whether a site closure has affected your ability to test, you MUST contact Pearson VUE for detailed information about timing and whether your specific site is impacted.

If you have questions regarding your ability to 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 the Pearson Vue website.

Extending the deadline for an application or certification

In response to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, AMT will honor extension requests from individuals whose current application or certification is set to expire on any date in November or December 2020, or January 2021 by extending the end date to March 1, 2021. (Some limits may apply.)

  • Applicants
    • Prior to AMT being able to make any changes to your applicant exam record, you will first need to contact Pearson VUE to verify and/or cancel your scheduled exam.
    • After contacting Pearson VUE, please use this AMT Extension Request Form to request an extension for your application. AMT is working closely with Pearson VUE to ensure that all examination extension updates are received and that you will be able to take your exam before the expiration of the extension on March 1, 2021.
  • Members
    • Please use the AMT Extension Request Form to request an extension for your active certification. Please be aware that by extending your certification now, March 1 will signify the annual date in which your yearly renewal fees and CCP points will be due going forward.

We encourage you to check the AMT and Pearson VUE websites as well as your email for updates. We also recommend that you continue monitoring your status on your AMT Portal.

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.

Continuing education related to COVID-19 and immunization

To help you stay up to date on critical information regarding COVID-19 and immunization while earning CE to maintain your AMT certification, AMT offers a variety of educational  options from webinars and articles to an engaging immunization certificate course.


Contact AMT. We are here for you.

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