SOP Variance Process

For AMGA Professional Members seeking a Variance from the Scope of Practice please identify and select the type of Variance below that you wish to apply for. Specific criteria for each variance type can be found on the individual pages.

  • Individual Educational Variance: An individual working for a non profit Educational Organization, not a guiding business, nor an AMGA Accredited Business
  • “Other” Variance – For all requests from individual members that are not Individual Educational Variance requests.
  • Bridge Variance – Two Year “bridge period” running from July 1st, 2022 to July 1st, 2024, for experienced members to meet SOP

Please see the Scope of Practice Variance Request Process document approved by the AMGA Board of Directors on May 15th, 2022 for information on the variance process, criteria for each variance, the appeals process, and the roles and responsibilities of those involved in processing and handling applications and appeals. For specific questions reach out to Ted Teegarden, AMGA Scope of Practice Manager at [email protected] or [email protected]

When submitting an application, be prepared with your AMGA member number, relevant information about your employer and employment situation, as well as other supporting information as it relates to the type of variance applying for.



Approved and Active SOP Variances

The following document contains all of the Approved and Active SOP Variances to date. As additional Variances either expire or are approved, this live document will be updated. For any questions please reach out to Ted Teegarden, Scope of Practice Manager [email protected].

Scope of Practice Variances – Approved and Active