JOINING THE AMI
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if you have attended MIA/MIC training or passed MIA/MIC and wish to join AMI. On click you will be presented with a form to complete. Click Submit at the bottom and the application is lodged in New Members on the site. This is checked regularly by admin staff. Your application will be either accepted or declined and an email will be sent to you asking you to log on and pay for membership. Please be sure to enter an email address when submitting your details.
PLEASE NOTE: if our qualifications database has no record that you have attended MIA training or passed MIA/MIC your application for membership will be declined. If you have only recently completed MIA training or assessment please post or email a copy of your training/pass page to the office: AMI, Siabod Cottage, Capel Curig, Conwy LL24 0ES
AMI – THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
The Association of Mountaineering Instructors is the representative body of professionally qualified mountaineering instructors in The British Isles. AMI is committed to guaranteeing quality and promoting good practice in all mountaineering instruction. Use our online membership application form here
AMI has over 800 members throughout the U.K., all committed to excellence. The members of AMI are the holders of the top National Governing Body (Mountain Training UK) Award.
Membership of AMI is open only to those who have attended Mountain Instructor Award training, or gained the Mountaineering Instructor Award or the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate. MIC and MIA holders have under gone rigorous training and assessment to gain their award. More details here.
We also help and assist those instructors who are at the beginning of their outdoor career by offering support, workshops and Trainee Membership. In this way we are ensuring the continuing high standards of climbing and mountaineering instruction in the future. Trainee membership is open to those who have completed their MIA training course.
AMI has representatives on the MTUK and the national Mountain Training boards for England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, which between them administer the Mountaineering Instructor, ML, WGL and SPA schemes.
It also has good links with Plas Y Brenin, Glenmore Lodge and Tollymore where MIA and MIC courses are run. The Committee is happy to represent members’ views to these and to other bodies, and aims to keep members informed of relevant matters within the training world.
The AMI magazine is distributed quarterly to all members. This magazine has rapidly become an industry leader and contains articles, reviews and letters to keep everyone informed on current affairs and modern practices.
It is also a forum for members to air views and ideas and present articles for discussion and information. AMI strongly encourages members to put forward their ideas and comments for inclusion in the newsletter.
These events are organised by volunteers through the Workshop Co-ordinator. They aim to keep members up to date on technical and professional issues, in particular update training and issues which may not have been included in previous training.
They are a great form of CPD and are run throughout the year in summer and winter environments. Members should contact the Workshop Co-ordinator if they have ideas for topics which they would like to be included.
Many Manufacturers/Distributors and Retailers offer all AMI members excellent discounts on equipment purchases. The details of these arrangements are found in the members area of the website.
AMI members in several areas have formed themselves into regional groups, details of which are given in the newsletter or are available through the Secretary.
Local meetings act as a forum for discussion and for local training events. If a regional group does not exist in your area and you would like to form one contact the Chair for information.
Full Members can include their name in the AMI Freelance Instructors List via the online services in the members area of this site.
This is published on the AMI website. The list is also circulated on request to anyone requiring the services of a qualified instructor. In your area of the AMI website it is possible to update current contact details and make links to your own web site.
AMI has negotiated Professional Liability cover through with reputable brokers at a reasonable cost.
Details are available from the AMI Office, Email your request here. This service is available to both Full and Trainee Members.
Members can buy insurance online through this web site.
AMI BADGE AND LOGO
Full Members are entitled to use the logo when advertising activities where they are working within the remit of their qualifications. This logo clearly demonstrates you are a FULL member of a professional association.
The logos are available from the Member Area of the website, the Development Officer and the AMI Office (available to Full Members only).
COMMITTEE AND CODE OF PRACTICE
Through its Committee AMI endeavors wherever possible to follow up the professional concerns and grievances of its members. Download the code of practice here
AMI has a part time Development Officer whose role it is to support AMI, its Committee and the members of the Association.
TRAINEE MEMBERS’ GROUP/WOMEN’S GROUP
These groups aim to support the needs of member of the groups and encourage their development and active participation in the Association.
AMI produces a variety of material aimed at promoting the Association and its members. This is changing and developing on a regular basis.
For more information contact the Development officer here
AMI is a BMC affiliated club which entitles members to buy BMC services such as Reciprocal Rights cards and insurance services, and allows us to be represented on regional committees. Go to the BMCs website
The MCofS is Scotland’s national representative organisation for mountaineers. The AMI is regarded by the MCofS as a club member, which entitles AMI members to access a range of services, including equivalent services to those offered by the BMC, such as the Reciprocal Rights Card and BMC Travel Insurance. You can join or renew your MCofS membership on line
JOINING THE AMIJoin the AMI here
Please click this link if you have your MIA training, MIA, MIC training or MIC and wish to join the AMI.