Steps to Endorsement

Registration to apply for the NYS-AIMH Endorsement using the EASy System is now OPEN.

  1. Become a Member of NYS-AIMH -please see membership information   under Get Involved
  2. Register for the endorsement- Please see Endorsement-Apply for Endorsement
     Non-refundable registration fees are: 

    -$15 for Infant Family Associate & Infant Family Specialist

    -$25 for Infant Mental Health Specialist & Infant Mental Health Mentor 

  3. You will be connected to an Adviser to help guide you through the process
  4. Fill out your portfolio and submit it by the deadline- pay your non-refundable processing fee.
    There is no deadline for submitting portfolios for Infant Family Associate & Infant Family Specialist. These are accepted on an on-going basis.

    Because of the exam requirement, there is a deadline for submitting portfolios for Infant Mental Health Specialist & Infant Mental Health Mentor. The exam is typically offered in the spring and fall, with portfolios due accordingly.

    Processing fees as of September 1, 2017:

    • Infant Family Associate - $ 25
    • Infant Family Specialist - $ 100
    • Infant Mental Health Specialist - $ 300
    • Infant Mental Health Mentor - $400 

    Applicants at all levels are encouraged to inquire about special arrangements if the cost of Endorsement is a barrier. Please note that these fees and policies will be reviewed annually and may be subject to change.

  5. For Infant Mental Health Specialist and Clinical, Policy and Research Mentors, once your portfolio is approved, you will be notified regarding your eligibility to sit for the Endorsement exam.

Important Dates:

 The Endorsement exam will be held on October 13th, 2017 at the University of Rochester and Adelphi University (Garden City Campus). 

It is anticipated that the next exam will be offered in the spring of 2018.

We have prepared the following materials to assist you in getting ready to apply for the Endorsement.

Please view the following links prior to the application process.

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Which Endorsement Level is right for you? (PDF)

Self-Assessment for Levels I through IV (PDF)

Resources for Exam preparation for Levels III and IV (PDF)



Have you heard? Registration is now OPEN!