Steps to earning Endorsement®:
Next Step: All submitted applications are carefully reviewed by two trained volunteers who have earned Endorsement®. After examining your official transcripts, the reference rating forms, and your lists of specialized work, in-service training, and reflective supervision/consultation experiences, each reviewer will make recommendations about whether to endorse as an Infant Family Associate (I) or Infant Family Specialist (II), or to approve you to sit for the exam for Infant Mental Health Specialist (III) or Infant Mental Health Mentor (IV). Or, reviewers may suggest that you pursue further training and/or reflective supervision and then be re-reviewed after a period of time.
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Renew Your Endorsement®
Endorsed providers are required to renew their credential by December 1st each year.
College & University Programs
View a list of programs across the country that align with some or all of the Competency Guidelines® for the Infant Mental Health Endorsement®, including Indiana’s very own Infant Toddler Certificate Program offered through Ball State University!
Infancy Onward is a member of The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health®, a global organization that includes those states and countries whose infant mental health associations have licensed the use of the Competency Guidelines® and Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® under their associations’ names.