Certificate in Museum Studies
About the Program
The Certificate in Museum Studies (CMS) provides entry-level
museum professionals with an understanding of current theories and
standards in museum practice. The Program is designed for museum
professionals with no formal training and for those looking for
further development in an unfamiliar area of museum practice.
The courses in the Certificate in Museum Studies Program build a
strong foundation in museum practices and standards and offer an
opportunity to network with peers. Courses are delivered throughout
the province in a two-day format, hosted by museums and other
heritage organizations. Please note:
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in-person CMS courses have
been postponed; learn more below about online offerings.
The Program is open to any individual; AMA membership is not
required. There are no pre-requisites for the Program. To obtain a
Certificate in Museum Studies, participants must successfully
complete assignments for all eight courses.
Participants have up to eight years to complete the Program.
Participants can attend courses without obtaining credit. In this
case, assignments are not required. For more details on the
Certificate in Museum Studies Program, including course
descriptions, please download the CMS Program
Upcoming Learning Opportunities
The AMA is currently reviewing the Certificate in Museum
Studies Program to update courses to virtual learning
opportunities and ensure the curriculum aligns with current
standards and issues in the museum sector. The next phase of
this review is a series of online pilot courses launching in Fall
2021. Please click here for
upcoming learning opportunities.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Apply to the CMS Program
CMS Course Prices
$200 Individual or
($175 per person for more than one participant from the same
Each CMS course is two days in length, and runs from 9:00 a.m. -
4:30 p.m. each day for a total of 15 hours of training.
For more information about the Certificate in Museum Studies
Program, please contact the Program Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Grant
The AMA offers a
Professional Development Grant, which provides funding to
eligible Individual and Institutional Members as they undertake
professional development opportunities. For more information about
the Professional Development Grant, please contact the Grants
Program Lead at email@example.com.