Certificate in Museum Studies

The Certificate in Museum Studies 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.

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 Information PDF. 


Application Fee: 

$95       Members                                                                                                                                $120      Non-members


Apply to the CMS Program


CMS Course Prices

$100      Students                                                                                                                                $200       Individual or Institutional Members ($175 for more than one                                                   participant from the same institution)                                                                    $275       Non-Members


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. To see a schedule of this year's CMS Courses, please view the 2019 Learning Opportunities.

For more information about the Certificate in Museum Studies Program, please contact the Program Lead at learning@museums.ab.ca.


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 grants@museums.ab.ca.



2019 learning opportunities

Register online or print and mail / fax a CMS Registration Form to the AMA Office.

Twitter Flickr LinkedIn CEI News