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ECMH Endorsement® Categories

Each ECMH-E® category has specific work, education, in-service training, and reflective supervision/consultation requirements, specific to children 3 through 6 years and their families.

In addition, Endorsement applicants will demonstrate achievement of competencies, as defined in the desired category.  This table represents only a summary of the ECMH Endorsement categories.  Detailed information specific to each category can be downloaded from the Competency Guidelines link below.

1 Early Childhood Family Associate applicants need to meet the Education OR the Work requirement they do not need to meet both.

2 For Early Childhood Family Associate applicants, volunteer experience may meet the work criterion if it was a) supervised experience with women during pregnancy or with infants, toddlers, & families AND b) included specialized training. Examples include CASA, Doula, Child Life Specialist.

3 Only Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor – Clinical applicants need to fulfill the requirement of being a provider of RS/C for 3+ years.