CFMTA is a professional organization of music educators throughout Canada. In order to promote continued professional growth by our members, we are offering “The CFMTA/FCAPM Certificate of Recognition for Professional Achievement”, presented by CFMTA, to encourage members to grow as musicians, educators and mentors.

The Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations has set up a program in which those who show professional development/practice throughout the year be rewarded with a certificate. This would be renewable every two years. A fee of $10.00 to cover the administrative cost, certificate and postage would accompany the application form. These high quality certificates could be displayed in studios and the recognition used in advertising. Please note that this is a voluntary program for individual members and is in no way part of the membership process, which is handled by our provincial organizations.

The applicants for the recognition certificates will be required to complete a “Documentation of Professionalism” and send it to the Secretary of CFMTA. The certificates will be issued upon vetting by the Competitions Chair. The certificate can be renewed every two years.

In many professional organizations, professional development is mandatory for membership renewal: for example, dentistry, chartered accountancy, etc. In our own profession, the MTNA, our fellow teaching organization in the United States, requires all Certified Music Teachers to complete a “Documentation of Professional Renewal Activities Points Form” by July 1st of each renewal year, in order to keep their certification current. Though our program is voluntary, we hope that many of our members will apply for the certificate, as recognition of their excellent professional diligence.


  • Commitment to continued growth in your chosen profession of music instruction
  • Commitment to providing our membership with goals of personal professional achievement as music instructors
  • Commitment to validating and rewarding those who show personal professional achievement
  • Enhancing the quality of musical instruction for Canadian students through continuing education
  • Increasing participation and leadership in musical events at the national, provincial and branch level
  • Promoting professionalism through contributing to the profession, building partnerships, student involvement and personal evaluation
  • Promoting mentorship and partnering with pedagogy advocates

CFMTA/FCAPM is committed to the promotion of professionalism and professional development for our membership.

For more information contact:
Sue Jones, Awards and Competitions Chair
259 Crocus Avenue
Ottawa, ON   K1H 6E7

List of Requirements need for Professional Achievement Certificate