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Duties of the Local Association Certification Chairs and/or President

  • Assist the state association certification chair with state certification activities.
  • Attend, when possible, certification meetings/sessions at your state convention and the MTNA National Conference.
  • Serve as a liaison to local association members from state association certification chairs and the National Certification Commission (NCC)
  • Recruit and encourage members to apply for MTNA Professional Certification.
  • Encourage local associations to provide mentors for members seeking certification.
  • Encourage retention of NCTM through the MTNA Professional Certification Renewal Program.
  • Answer questions and dispense information regarding the MTNA Professional Certification Program or refer the questions to the state association chair, the National Certification Commissioner from your Division or the MTNA headquarters.
  • Promote the MTNA Professional Certification Program within the local and state associations via television and radio stations, public service announcements, newsletters, programs/sessions, newspaper articles, email, phone contacts, etc.
  • Encourage members upon becoming a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) or upon renewing their professional certification to complete and submit these announcements (using the MTNA sample as a guide) to local newspapers and your state association newsletter / journal editor for publication.
  • Send copies of any MTNA Professional Certification publicity to your state association certification chair and to the NCC.

Local Association Certification Chairs and/or Presidents may receive support and assistance from any of the following:

  • Your State Association Certification Chair
  • The National Certification Commissioner from your Division
  • The National Certification Commission Chair
  • The Membership/Certification Information Services Assistant, MTNA National Headquarters