The Handbell Musicians of America Certification program is a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide training and experience at all levels to handbell musicians.

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What is Certification?

The Handbell Musicians of America Certification program is a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide training and experience at all levels to handbell musicians.  The study areas are:

There are three levels of Certification.

This certification can help me in two distinct ways, both internally and externally. Internally, certification helps me in my ringing and directing on a weekly basis. It impacts how I ring, analyze, prepare, and direct on a regular basis. Long range and externally, I can use this certification to show my education and background to future employers. It is one thing to show a school that I have rung and directed for many years – but it adds that certified qualifications with my Handbell Musicians of America certification.

Jon Snyder

Level 1

Why Be Certified

  • Earn credibility and respect in your field.
  • Prove your willingness to invest in your own development.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to your profession by staying up to date
  • Build confidence in your knowledge of the profession.
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Who Can Be Certified?

Any handbell musician (not just directors!) who is a member Handbell Musicians of America, or belongs to a member organization such as a school, church or community group.  Not a member?  Join here! [http://handbellmusicians.org/membership/join-the-guild/]

How Do I Become Certified?

Enroll at www.handbellmusicians.org – you’ll need your member number and logon information for that account.

You can begin immediately with Handbell/Handchime History online!

Check out the class schedules here

I want to continue to grow and learn skills to become a better director.  Every ringer in Northern Lights Ringers would probably tell you I have become a better director – the before and after of Caroline Valentine as handbell director is a sharp contrast.

Caroline Valentine

Level 1