Steps to Endorsement®
Attend an Endorsement Office Hour where FAIMH will confirm your best-fit Endorsement® Category.
After FAIMH has confirmed your best-fit Endorsement® Category, FAIMH will email you our upcoming Endorsement® Cohorts with links to reserve your spot to apply. (Registration for each cohort will close once it reaches its max.)
On the date your Cohort starts, you will be sent instructions on how to register in EASy (FAIMH’s secure web-based Endorsement® application software) via email, and you must register in EASy.
After you complete your EASy registration, you will receive an email notification from the Endorsement Coordinator regarding whether your application has been accepted. Once accepted, you will receive your EASy login credentials via email. Additionally, you will be assigned an Endorsement® Advisor who will guide you through your Endorsement® Application. EASy has in-system messaging and Help tools that allow you to ask questions along the way.
Complete your application within your 3-month application period. This tends to be ample time, as it generally takes Infant Family Associate and Infant Family Specialist applicants about 2-3 hours total to complete, and takes Infant Mental Health Specialist and Infant Mental Health Mentor applicants approximately 3-6 hours to complete.
Submit your completed Endorsement Application. Applicants are required to complete each tab of the EASy prior to submitting their application.
Your application will undergo a 2-tier review by FAIMH’s Endorsement® Reviewing Team:
Infant Family Associate and Infant Family Specialist applicants are notified of the results after the review process is complete.
Infant Mental Health Specialist and Infant Mental Health Mentor (Clinical, Policy, and Research/Faculty) applications are reviewed and notified regarding eligibility to sit for the Endorsement® Exam. IMHS and IMHM Applicants will also need to successfully pass the Endorsement® Exam.
The Florida Association for Infant Mental Health is member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.