Dear AMBC Members,

Our April 24th online certified packing class is filling up fast, but there are still a few spots available!

AMBC Certified Professional Packing Course
Taught Live on Zoom
Saturday, April 24th
3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT

This five-hour course will again be lead by Marty Johnson, Owner of Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office in Ithaca, New York, and AMBC’s Director of Communication and Advisor to the Board. He’s been AMBC’s lead certified instructor for many years and, with 30 years of exposure and experience in the industry, is a guru of packaging techniques, tips, and tricks.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Charging for materials and service
  • Marketing your packing service
  • Safety practices
  • Importance of proper packing
  • Environmental hazards packages encounter
  • Shipping containers, packing materials, and tools
  • Five steps to packing
  • Unusual items and finding packing jobs
  • Carrier differences
  • Coverage limits and restricted items
  • Special packing techniques
  • How to pack specific items
  • Box manipulation and box construction

The participation fee for this course is $300.00 for the first participant from a store, plus $50.00 for additional team members from the same business. After completion of the course, each participant will receive the course materials for their own reference and be eligible to take a certification exam; participation is mandatory to take the exam, as the purpose of the course is to educate, engage, and grow together. Those who finish the course and pass the exam will be certified (or re-certified, if you’re taking the course as a refresher) by AMBC as “Certified Professional Packing Specialists.”

Just like we did with our March 27th class, we’ve capped the number of participants for our April 24th class at a level to encourage discussion and allow for each individual to have a voice. As the class size is relatively small, we’ll keep a waiting list and also continue to offer more classes in the future for those who can’t make the April 24th time slot. There will be two 10-minute breaks at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and as the class will overlap many of your dinner times we encourage you to come prepared with a sandwich and/or snacks.

To register, please email Kim Mahoney, AMBC Director of Operations, at We hope to see you on the 24th!

With care,
The AMBC Team