Apply for Endorsement

Step 1: Determine Your Endorsement Level

The Kansas Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health invites infant and family service providers who work in a variety of ways with infants, toddlers, caregivers and families to consider the KAIMH Endorsement. The endorsement design is inclusive and encourages participation and professional development at multiple levels:

 Levels of Competency

 Level 1
 
 Infant Family Associate
 Level 2
 
 Infant Family Specialist
 Level 3
 
 Infant Mental Health Specialist
 Level 4
 
 Infant Mental Health Mentor
Educational Degrees EarnedCDA or Associate’s degree or two years early childhood experienceBachelor’s or Master’s degreeMaster’s or Post-Graduate degreeMaster’s, Post Graduate, Doctorate, Post Doctorate or MD
 Work Experience Two years in the infant, early childhood and family fieldTwo years in the infant, early childhood and family field  Two years post-master’s work in the infant, early childhood and family field Three years post-master’s work in the infant, early childhood and family field
 In-Service Training Minimum 30 hours Minimum 30 hours Minimum 30 hours Minimum 30 hours
 Signed Code of Ethics YesYesYesYes
 Reflective Supervision/Consultation NA Minimum 24 clock hours within a 2 year time frameMinimum 50 clock hours within a 2 year time frameMinimum 50 clock hours within a 2 year time frame 
 Reference Ratings 3 (at least 1 must meet requirements for Endorsement at Level 2, 3 or 4) 3 (at least 1 must meet requirements for Endorsement at Level 2, 3 or 4) 3 (at least 1 must be from supervisor/ consultant guiding reflective practice) 3 (clinical leader: at least 1 must be from supervisor/ consultant guiding reflective practice)
 Written ExamNo NoYesYes

 

Step 2: Determine the Fees

Candidates for Endorsement are not required, but are encouraged to become members of the Kansas Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health. Endorsement applicants pay an application fee and an endorsement fee is paid when their portfolio is submitted for review.

Endorsement Fee Schedule

 Timeframe Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 
 Endorsement Application Fee paid at time of
 Endorsement applicaion 
$15 $15$25$25
 Endorsement Fee paid when portfolio
 is submitted
$25 $50$200$300
Reflective Supervision
 Consultation
contact KAIMH for information
 about facilitators, locations,
 and fees
    
Endorsement Renewalannually by End of January
 
 
  

Step 3: Submit the Application Form and Payment

--Submit Endorsement application and payment in the EASy system, here.
 Note: 
After the application is submitted, the KAIMH Endorsement Coordinator will approve the application if fees and membership are paid and mails a copy of Competency Guidelines to the applicant. The KAIMH Endorsement Coordinator will also assign an Advisor to guide the candidate throughout the application process via EASy. 

--Submit the Endorsement Fee when you submit your portfolio in the EASy system, here.
 

--Submit Reflective Supervision/Consultation fees directly to the provider.
 Note: 
Contact KAIMH for information about Reflective Supervision/Consultation  facilitators, locations, and fees.

Apply for Annual Renewal of Endorsement

To renew the KAIMH Endorsement® annually, the following is required:

  • 15 hours of training related to culturally-sensitive, relationship-focused practice promoting infant mental health. Submit the Annual Professional Development Update form to KAIMH with the details.

KAIMH also strongly recommends that professionals at Level II, III, & IV (Clinical) receive on-going reflective supervision/consultation.

Endorsement renewal is due by December 31st of each year. *After January 31st, if not renewed, endorsement will expire, with removal from the Endorsement Registry.  

If you prefer the paper version please click the "CLICK HERE TO RENEW" link and follow instructions.  If you would like to renew electronically please complete the form below and click submit.

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