The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) is a non-profit association of manufacturers of art, craft and other creative materials, and the primary sponsor of Council for Art Education. Since 1940, ACMI has sponsored a certification program for children’s art materials, certifying that these products are non-toxic and meet voluntary standards of quality and performance. In 1982, the program expanded to include certification of a broad spectrum of art and craft materials, including adult products, ensuring that health warning labels are affixed where appropriate. Today ACMI has over 200 members and has certified over 60,000 art,craft and other creative materials.
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