Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor applicants must pass an exam prior to earning Endorsement. The exam is generally offered twice annually, in March and September. Please see the EASy Homepage for dates. If you have questions about policies related to the Endorsement® exam, please visit our Endorsement® Policies.
Preparation for Exam
Please do not feel as though you need to wait to begin studying for the Endorsement exam until you receive the results of your application review. We encourage Endorsement applicants to begin studying as soon as they decide that they hope to sit for an upcoming exam. For more information about the Endorsement® Exam, please Download What to know About the Endorsement® Exam
Preparation/Study: In addition to the selection of readings from the Endorsement® Exam Prep Resource List, applicants are encouraged to review the notes, slides, and materials from the specialized in-service trainings in which they have participated.
Applicants are encouraged to review our NEW Endorsement Examination Tip Sheets The Endorsement® Examination Tip Sheets were developed as an interactive tool. There are two tip sheets (comprised in one document), one for the examinee, Tip Sheet for Working with an Endorsement® Examination Coach and one for the Endorsement® Exam coach, Tip Sheet for Endorsement® Examination Coaches. They are designed to support relationship-based work between examinees and coaches that can strengthen levels of confidence during the preparation period leading to the day of the Exam.