Certification Programs

Certified Moving Consultant

This self-study program covers the key aspects of the moving and storage industry sales consultancy process. In the past 35 years, over 2,000 sales professionals have become Certified Moving Consultants; all receive certificates, credentials, and listing on AMSA’s consumer website. A $100 application fee provides applicants with one copy of the CMC manual and two attempts to pass the test. After passing the test, a $125 yearly maintenance fee will keep your credentials current. Read more

Certified Office & Industrial Consultant

This self-study program covers key aspects of the office and industrial sales process (costing, estimating, managing, etc.). Your $100 application fee purchases one COIC manual and access to two attempts to pass the test. After you pass the test, a $75 yearly maintenance fee will keep your credentials current, and ensure your COIC listing on AMSA’s consumer website is active. Read more


Certified Packer/Loader

This program has received rave reviews from purchasers who noted that it helped them reduce claims, reduce trip and fall rates, and more! CPL is a fully interactive disc training course that includes an introduction to moving and storage, customer relations, and claims prevention through packing, loading, unloading, safety and reporting procedures. AMSA members can purchase this disc once for $400, and train as many as necessary!

When a member of your crew has a framed certificate and certification card designating them as a Certified Packer Loader, that person carries a sense of pride and self-esteem that comes from differentiating them from moving labor to a moving professional. The certificate and card can be downloaded and printed upon completion of the course.

In addition to better trained and dedicated crew members, your company stands above the competition. With trained professionals, consumers realize that they are getting the best movers to move their worldly possessions. “How the company benefits from using the certifications as a sales tool is worth the price all on its own!” says Scott Proseus, vice president of operations at Republic Moving & Storage.

For an additional $50 per person, packers/loaders can take AMSA’s packer/loader test and be certified, which allows them to wear CPL merchandise (patches, etc.), demonstrating their credentials to customers. Available in English and Spanish. Read more

Registered International Mover

The Registered International Mover® (RIM) Program has been designed with the assistance of many of the moving industry’s top executives and consultants. The RIM Program has been created to provide customers of international household goods relocation services with a standardized, independent means of differentiating and selecting qualified moving companies operating anywhere in the world. AMSA has identified a core body of knowledge, procedures, documents and skills embodied in the training that reduces the number of service failures, improves customer satisfaction and elevates the consistency of quality service of certified companies and individuals. The $500 training bundle includes online access to the core training material and the packing training and video. For an additional $50 per person, per year, your RIM employees can take the RIM test and become certified. Read more