Infant Mental Health Specialist and Infant 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@ Exam 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.