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Trainings, Endorsement and Certifications
Elevating IECMH specialists across all infant-serving disciplines and building a statewide system of care for babies.
Annual renewal is required to maintain an active Endorsement with SCIMHA. Renewals are due annually by December 31.
Documentation of training hours are due by December 31. SCIMHA membership renews in June, although current SCIMHA membership is required to renew Endorsement by December 31.
*Continuing education hours are added to the applicant's training section in EASy. Up to 7 hours spent as an Endorsement application advisor or reviewer or an exam reviewer count toward the annual 15 hours requirement.
**Documentation of 15 clock hours of training is not required for the first renewal year immediately following the year Endorsement was achieved. For example, if an applicant earned Endorsement in 2023, the applicant does not need to provide documentation of 15 clock training hours to renew Endorsement that year. However, an active SCIMHA membership is required.
$25 if paid by December 31.$50 ($25 renewal fee + $25 late fee) if paid by January 31.
Reinstatement of Endorsement if Lapsed
An endorsed professional must renew their Endorsement by January 31 to remain on SCIMHA's Endorsement Registry. After that date, professionals are removed from the active registry.
To be reinstated to the Endorsement Registry after removal, a professional must:
Step 1: Renew SCIMHA membership online (if lapsed).
Step 2: Update Endorsement credentials in EASy.
Renewal applications do not go through another formal review process. Applicants who have previously passed the exam do not need to retake the exam.
Have questions about Endorsement? Contact Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino at firstname.lastname@example.org.