AMP News Releases
  
  
  
  
4/11/2016

​PSI will be a Diamond Sponsor for the 31st Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference to be held in Anaheim, CA, April 14-16, 2016. In addition to exhibiting at the show, PSI will be taking a thought leadership position by participating in several important presentations.

 

More information available here.

  
3/15/2016

​PSI will be expanding its global operations hub and online remote proctoring facilities in Olathe, KS. In January, PSI announced the acquisition of AMP as a growth investment strategy and is following through on its investment commitment by adding an estimated 100 jobs in Kansas over the next 18 months, making significant improvements in the processes that support its valued clients and certification and licensure candidates across the globe. Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer praised PSI for its growth and commitment to fostering a successful, technology-enabled, global business and is planning to visit the PSI /AMP facilities in April.

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3/4/2016
​PSI Services LLC has announced a partnership with BadgeCert Inc., a leader in digital credentialing and professional recognition, for the delivery, management, and verification of digital badges. The partnership allows PSI clients and their candidates to obtain verifiable digital badges that can be shared across professional and social platforms.
 
  
1/4/2016

Leaders in Computer-Based Certification Services Business Join Forces to Expand their Combined Assessment Solutions and Services Globally

 
  
12/2/2015

AMP extends warm wishes to everyone this holiday season.  AMP offices and candidate support center will be closed beginning at Noon on December 23 - 26 and Noon on December 30 - January 2. AMP test centers will be closed December 24 - 26 and December 31 - January 2.

 
  
10/7/2015

​AMP is excited to announce its expanded partnership with the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) for test development services.  AMP and ONCC have worked together on several projects since 2008, but recently AMP was awarded a contract to provide ongoing examination services.

Beginning in 2016, AMP will assist ONCC with the development of its oncology nursing certification examinations, Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN®), Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON®), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP®), Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS®), and Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCNTM) Examinations. AMP will also assist ONCC with development and administration of its Individual Learning Needs Assessment, a continuing competence measurement tool.
 
AMP is honored have this opportunity to work with an organization that promotes excellence in patient care and professional practice and shares our focus on developing the highest quality certification programs. 
  
9/17/2015

AMP has recently completed a national job analysis study to update its national real estate licensure examinations, as described in the attached Summary Report. The study resulted in minor but important changes to the test specifications for our entry-level multiple-choice examination and our advanced-level simulation examination. These changes are aimed at keeping the AMP Real Estate Program examinations reflectiv​e of current real estate practice. Administration of new examinations corresponding to the updated specifications will begin in the spring of 2016. Before implementation in each state, an updated Candidate Handbook will be available through the Candidate section of our website. AMP will work with state agencies and approved real estate schools to communicate all changes prior to implementation.

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7/10/2015

​Ensuring a consistent, fair experience for all testing candidates can be a difficult task when faced with the reality that not all candidates have the same needs. It is especially important when candidates request special accommodations for their exam. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) certainly sets out some black and white rules for testing vendors and testing programs, but it also has some grey area worth consideration.  An article recently published in the AMP Connection discusses some of the issues in granting special accommodations and ensuring fairness for all candidates.

 
  
5/26/2015

AMP recently took part in “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day!  The day was filled with hands-on, interactive activities that showed the kids a vast range of potential job opportunities and gave them a glimpse into what their parents and/or mentors experience in the workplace. The kids worked together to develop a new organization complete with a mission statement, logo and a tagline.  They also made stops in accounting, IT, examination services, candidate support center and several other departments throughout the day. AMP staff look forward to this annual event and enjoy the opportunity to help children connect what they learn at school with the actual working world.

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3/27/2015

​Congratulations to the American Board of Genetic Counseling on the recent NCCA accreditation of its Certified Genetic Counselor© certification program. ABGC went through an intense application process and demonstrated its compliance with the strict standards set by NCCA for development, implementation, and maintenance of their certification program.  We are proud to support ABGC’s efforts to ensure the health and safety of the public and maintain high certification standards. 

 

  
3/17/2015

AMP congratulates the Board of Certification/Accreditation for the recent NCCA reaccreditation of its Pedorthist Certification program (BOCPD). Earning NCCA accreditation is no easy feat, but BOC was able to prove they had the proper policies and procedures, assessment methods and statistical procedures in place.  We are proud to work with BOC and support their commitment to excellence. For more information about the BOC certification programs, visit http://www.bocusa.org/certification.  

  
2/26/2015

​Congratulations to Monica Evans-Lombe for passing the Certified Association Executive (CAE) examination. Monica serves as Executive Director for several AMP Management Services clients and this latest accomplishment reflects her keen abilities to lead organizations in today's challenging climate. The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) developed the CAE to identify professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to association management and we are proud of Monica for mastering the knowledge needed to earn this designation.

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2/26/2015

AMP staff will be attending the upcoming ATP Innovations in Testing Conference in Palm Springs, CA.  This conference is a showcase for innovative testing products and processes and an exploration of best practices through wide-ranging presentations and case studies – all in an effort to move our industry forward.  We look forward to discussing the latest innovations in the testing industry and networking with our colleagues. For more information about the conference, please visit the ATP website.

 

 

  
2/26/2015

​The latest issue of the AMP Connection newsletter has been published.  This issue includes an article discussing ADA accommodations, a Tech Corner segment on web services and announces a new business partnership. You can also read about upcoming conferences and events and how to stay connected with AMP. Click Here to view this issue.

  
12/11/2014

​AMP extends warm wishes to everyone this holiday season. To allow our staff to celebrate with their families, our office, candidate support center and test centers will be closed December 24-26 and December 31-January 2.

  
11/7/2014

We are pleased to announce the opening of AMP Assessment Centers in five new cities:  Oakland, CA; Kirkland, WA; Lakewood, WA; Fishers, IN and Charleston SC.  We have also recently opened second sites in Philadelphia, PA and Tampa, FL.   

Expansion of existing test centers has been a priority as well with the addition of more testing carrels at sites in Anchorage, AK; Fresno, CA; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Urbana, IL; Evansville, IN; Wichita, KS; Shreveport, LA; Cambridge, MA; Flint, MI; Oklahoma City, OK and Charleston, WV.
 
AMP continually monitors network utilization and will continue to grow our network to ensure convenient service and scheduling.
  
7/10/2014

​The latest issue of the AMP Connection newsletter has been published.  This issue includes an introduction to our new Client Relations Team, highlights survey results from our recent client satisfaction survey and announces the recent AMC Institute reaccreditation of our association management division. You can also read about upcoming conferences and events and how to stay connected with AMP. Click Here to view this issue. To receive future eConnect publications and news alerts, join our mailing list.

  
6/11/2014

AMP Management Services is proud to have been awarded re-accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the association management industry. We feel honored to be in the ranks of an elite group of Association Management Companies (AMC). Among 500+ AMCs worldwide, only 74 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation, demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients.   

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AMC Institute Accreditation is recognized and supported by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership and is based on the ANSI Standard of Good Practices for the AMC Industry.  ANSI requires that the standard be reviewed and updated regularly to remain an approved standard. To ensure accredited AMCs are continuing to follow the standards, accreditation status is evaluated every four years and includes an audited review by an independent CPA who scrutinizes operational documents, conducts multiple in-depth staff interviews and compares findings to required standards in the following service areas:

  • Client Contracts: Review Procedures and Requirements
  • Servicing the Client and Service Delivery Procedures
  • Project (Service) Completion, Reviews, and Post Contractual Procedures
  • Financial Management and Internal Controls
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Employee Recruitment and Selection
  • Employee Training and Professional Development Procedures
  • Subcontracting and Purchasing Requirements
  • Record Keeping Requirements
  • Internal and External Review Requirements
While preparing for the accreditation review is a major undertaking, we are proud to subject ourselves to the most demanding and comprehensive evaluation in the industry so our clients are assured their management company operates with the highest level of professionalism and responsibility, and consistently meets or exceeds all industry standards. For more about AMC Institute accreditation and the detailed standards, visit their website.
  
3/14/2014

​In 2014, we are celebrating milestone partnerships with 25 organizations! We thank you all for the confidence you put in our staff each and every day and look forward to celebrating many more years of serving your organizations and candidates.

20 Year Partnerships
Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians
Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board
Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation
Lambda Beta Society
Montana Real Estate Commission & Board of Real Estate Appraisers
South Dakota Real Estate Commission
Wyoming Real Estate Commission & Certified Real Estate Appraiser Board
 
15 Year Partnerships
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Hospital Association Certification Center
Compliance Certification Board
 

10 Year Partnerships
Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
American Midwifery Certification Board
Entertainment Services and Technology Association
International Association of Electrical Inspectors
National League for Nursing
South Dakota Real Estate Appraiser Program

5 Year Partnerships
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
COACH: Canada's Health Informatics Association
Hand Therapy Certification Commission
interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
Washington Real Estate Commission
  
2/28/2014

Several AMP staff will be in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona for ATP’s Innovations in Testing event. This conference always delivers excellent educational sessions and an opportunity to network with our peers in the testing industry. If you plan on attending the conference, visit our booth to say hello and register to win a Kindle Paperwhite. Also, don’t miss AMP Sr. VP of Psychometrics, Dr. Larry Fabrey’s session,  Maintaining Test Form Comparability in an Era of Constant Change.

  
2/11/2014

​We are pleased to announce expanded testing locations throughout China. AMP testing candidates can now test at 20 locations in China, as well as locations in more than 30 other countries. 

 

Test Site Locations in China

  • Beijing
  • Changsha
  • Chengdu
  • Chongqin
  • Dalian
  • Guangzhou/Guangdong
  • Hong Kong
  • Huangzhou
  • Jinan
  • Nanjing
  • Qingdao
  • Shanghai
  • Shenzhen
  • Shenyang
  • Suzhou
  • Tianjing
  • Wuhan
  • Xi'an
  • Xiamen
  • Zhengzhou

 

  
1/17/2014

Several AMP staff members received their service pins at our recent company meeting. We were proud to recognize 4 people that have been with AMP for 20+ years as well as many other staff with impressive milestones. Thank you to all these dedicated people who make things run so smoothly for our clients. 

Celebrating 30 years
Gary A. Smith, CEO & President
 
Celebrating 25 years
Mary Jones, Graphic Artist
 
Celebrating 20 years
Patrick Gallagher, MBA, Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Tracy Sells, MEd, Senior Test Scoring Specialist 

Celebrating 15 years
Janice Alspaugh, Fee Processing Associate
Cathy Berra, MBA, Director, Management Services
Jenny Carlson, Lead Software Engineer
Janene Dawson, MBA, Association Manager
Glenda Hocker, Executive Assistant
Stephanie Newman, Association Manager
Christie Ross, CAE, Association Manager
Neil Russell, Lead System Administrator

Cathy Webber, Accounting Assistant 

Celebrating 10 years
Tim Cotton, Systems Administrator
Chelsea Earhart, MBA, Manager, Examination Services
Larry Flint, Director, Operations
Jerrie Lynn Kind, Association Manager
Patrick Manley, Test Center Supervisor
Carol Walje, Candidate Support Specialist

 

Celebrating 5 years
Michael Davis, Test Center Supervisor
Danny Breidenbach, PhD, Program Director
Sandeep Maheshwari, Lead Software Engineer
Kevin Jolly, Operations Specialist
Chris Pettigrew, Test Development Specialist
Megan L Finnell, CMP, Meeting Manager
Silpa Yerneni, Software Engineer 

 

  
1/15/2014

Several AMP staff are attending the 27th Annual Conference for the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) in Charleston, South Carolina. We are looking forward to the informative sessions along with opportunities to engage in meaningful discussions with ABC clients and industry experts. AMP is proud to be ABC's test administration partner since 2005.

 

  
1/10/2014

​AMP recently received an iMIS Great Things 2013 award from Advanced Solutions International at the NiUG conference. This award is given each year to iMIS users who are doing great things for associations by creatively utilizing iMIS software. AMP’s Management Services division uses iMIS to manage membership databases for more than 20 associations and certification board clients. Since implementing the software in 1998, AMP technology staff have met our client’s leading-edge technology demands through the customization of robust tools for membership management, website integration (using iMIS Web Content Management, Join Now and Donate Now features), and communication and social media (using iMIS Communities). We are proud to recognize these team members that continually work to ensure AMP remains a leader in innovative technology and management solutions.

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Back:
Dede Gish-Panjada, MBA, Senior Vice President, AMP Management Services
Chris House, Web Developer
Susan Hime, Data Administration Coordinator, AMP Management Services
Neil Russell, Lead System Administrator

 

Front:
Sandeep Maheshwari, Lead Software Engineer
Cuong Luu, Director, Network Infrastructure
Nisha Bhagchandani, MBA, Director, Software Engineering
Cathy Berra, MBA, Director, AMP Management Services
  
12/19/2013

The latest issue of the AMP Connection newsletter has been published. This issue includes an article on the myths of item writing and a glimpse into a day in the life of an AMP Management Services’ Meeting Planner. You can also read about new business relationships, upcoming conferences and events, and how to stay connected with AMP. If you do not receive the Connection newsletter in the mail, you can view it online along with past issues of the Connection and eConnect, AMP's electronic newsletter. You can also join our mailing list to receive periodic news and alerts from AMP.

 

  
10/29/2013

AMP congratulates Megan Finnell, AMP Meeting Planner, for earning her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation. She recently passed the rigorous CMP exam, earning her the industry's highest standard of professionalism. Those who hold the CMP designation are considered the leading experts in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry and we are proud that she can extend that expertise to AMP’s association management clients.

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10/22/2013

​We are pleased to announce the opening of two new AMP Assessment Centers in Cambridge, MA and Albuquerque, NM. These sites are available for scheduling and testing. We have also recently expanded several testing centers to accommodate more candidates including sites in Chicago, IL (Washington St.); Hicksville, NY; Charlotte, NC; Cleveland, OH;  Omaha, NE; and Fort Worth, TX. AMP continually monitors network utilization and will continue to grow our network to ensure convenient service and scheduling.

  
9/24/2013

AMP recently welcomed the Real Estate Advisory Board to Kansas City for our annual meeting. For more than 20 years, this meeting has provided an opportunity for representatives from all jurisdictions using AMP’s national real estate licensure examinations to collaborate and discuss issues important to the licensing of real estate professionals and meet face-to-face with AMP staff of all levels working on their programs. This year we started the visit with a tour of the local Boulevard Brewery followed by some signature Kansas City BBQ. Topics of discussion included important news and trends from each jurisdiction, review of examination performance, monitoring and improving instructor performance, computer-based testing network updates, and new/improved services from AMP. Representatives were also provided a demonstration of AMP’s new website and its enhanced functionality and ease of use for testing candidates.

We were pleased to welcome our friends from Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. Unfortunately, representatives from Missouri, South Dakota and Vermont were unable to join us this year. We look forward to another year of quality real estate testing and look forward to meeting again in 2014.

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8/5/2013

​AMP is proud to celebrate 20 years serving as the association management company for the Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT).  To show our appreciation, we recently sent a sweet surprise to the AGT Board at their meeting in Las Vegas. We are proud to have supported such a stellar organization and served its membership for two decades!

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7/25/2013

​The latest issue of the AMP eConnect newsletter has been published. This issue discusses an exam option for recertification, challenges that associations face and must consider for the future of their organization, and an update from “The Hill”. You can also read about recent AMP updates, upcoming conferences and events, and how to stay connected with AMP. Click Here to view this issue. To receive future eConnect publications and news alerts, join our mailing list.

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