Become an AMI Certified Practitioner

Students who have completed the AMI Montessori for Dementia and Ageing Workshop are eligible to be assessed for competency as an AMI Montessori for Dementia and Ageing Certified Practitioners, to develop and implement this innovative intervention for older adults and people with dementia and to serve as a resource for others in your care setting.  

The two-day AMI Montessori for Dementia and Ageing Workshop and certification assessment requirements do not qualify the student to teach or train others in Montessori for Dementia and Ageing.  An AMI Trainer or Auxiluary Trainer certification is required to teach the AMI Montessori for Dementia and Ageing curriculum.  

The Assessment Process includes the following:

  • Complete the two-day AMI Montessori for Dementia and Ageing Workshop 
  • Identify an AMI Trainer or Auxiliary Trainer to serve as your Practitioner Certification Mentor
  • Read the suggested reading material. 
  • Complete at least two case studies (three are preferred).  Partner with at least two people living with dementia and complete the procedures and forms associated with the case study requirements.  For each case study you must:
  • Create a meaningful activity using templates and/or other materials. You must submit the template and/or other materials with all other assessment forms, including any examples of extension or expansion programing if developed.  
  • Create instructions to enable other staff or family to implement the activity.
  • Document 10 interactions you have completed with the person living with dementia on the Montessori Record Keeping Log.  Please video record one session of you implementing the activity with the individual and submit it electronically to your AMI Trainer.  If this is not possible, please contact your AMI Trainer to make other arrangements.
  • Develop a Role and accompanying Routine.  
  • Ask an appropriate supervisor to authenticate all interactions completed by completing the Supervisor’s Form.
  • Write at least a 500-word paper discussing lessons learned from participation in the training and your experience of implementing some of the Montessori principles. It should include any successes and challenges you may have experienced.
  • Complete a written examination based on the topics covered in the two-day workshop and the suggested reading. This examination will be completed once all other assessment tasks are completed and submitted. 
  • Submit all assessment tasks and paperwork electronically for marking and review. Take photos or scan any relevant templates, materials, cue cards, and signage that was used to create activities and roles for the two people with whom you are undertaking case studies. If you are unable to submit electronically, you must contact your AMI Trainer to discuss alternative methods of submission. Your work will be reviewed with your AMI Trainer via email, online, phone Skype or in person.
  • Schedule a time to present your case studies to your AMI Trainer.
  • Details of your nearest two-day AMI Montessori for Dementia and Ageing Workshop can be found here