With the 2012 AMS Handbook for Teacher Education Program Affiliation (Section 4.5), the credential transfer process has been modified into three categories:
- Transfers between AMS programs
- Transfers from Teacher Education Programs recognized by AMS (AMI, NCME, MACTE-accredited)
- Transfers from Teacher Education Programs not recognized by AMS
The TEP must have a written policy and procedure for the transfer of credentials for adult learners in keeping with the guidelines found in this section of the Handbook. Credential transfer candidates must be current AMS members or register as adult learners (using the AMS Adult Learner Registration Form). In addition, an AMS Transfer Information Form must be submitted along with the Credential Recommendation Form when requesting issuance of the credential.