Although some people choose not to get certified, Montessori certification makes a school very credible. At first I thought I could just read some books about Montessori and do fine, but I decided to enroll for training and learned a wealth more than I could have learned from just reading random books. I received certification through The Montessori Center International. You can visit their site at www.tmci-montessori.org. They are very professional and will help people with general inquiries about Montessori education. They also help you to start a school by supplying information you will need before pursuing a Montessori school.
I did all this through distance training on a payment plan. They make it possible for people to learn about Montessori without having to make loans and face hardship.
I see the post are old, but hopefully if someone new sees this it may help them to know how to become a Montessori educator or open a school. 5 years ago