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Annual Endorsement® Renewal 

By January 31 of each year, all Endorsed professionals are required to:

    • Complete a minimum of 15-clock hours* of relationship-based education and training, pertaining to the promotion of social-emotional development and/or the practice of infant & early childhood mental health (e.g. regional training, related course work at colleges or universities, infant mental health conference attendance) each year**, 
    • Maintain a current SCIMHA membership, and 
    • Pay a Renewal Fee of $15. 

Documentation of training hours along with the $15 Endorsement® Renewal fee are due by January 31. SCIMHA membership renews in June; although current SCIMHA membership is required to renew Endorsement® by January 31.

*Education and training is added to the applicant's Training section in EASyUp to 7 hours spent in the role of IMH-E® / ECMH-E® Application Advisor/Reviewer and/or IMH-E® / ECMH-E® Exam Reviewer counts toward the 15 hours each year.

**The documentation of 15-clock hours of training is not required for the year immediately following the year Endorsement®was achieved.

For example, if an applicant earned Endorsement® in 2020, the applicant does not need to provide documentation of 15-clock training hours to renew Endorsement® in 2021. However, 2021 SCIMHA membership is required to renew Endorsement® for that year.

If an Endorsed professionals fails to update their SCIMHA annual membership and/or submit evidence of at least 15-clock hours of continuing education by January 31, they will be removed from the Endorsement®Registry. 

To be reinstated to the Endorsement® Registry after removal, the professional must: 

Step 1:  Renew your SCIMHA membership on-line (if lapsed).

Sept 2:  Update your endorsement credentials in EASy:

  • Register or log into existing application on EASy;
  • Add any new education, work, in-service training and reflective supervision/consultation experiences that have been accrued since removal from the registry;
  • Get three updated reference ratings (via EASy); and
  • Pay Endorsement® Processing Fee (varies dependent upon category).

Applicants who have previously passed the exam do not need to retake the exam.

Questions? Contact SCIMHA's Endorsement Coordinator at endorsement@scimha.org

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