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 feeThere 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 (Current fee, until 9/1/17, is $ 50)
    • Infant Mental Health Specialist - $ 300 (Current fee, until 9/1/17, is $ 200)
    • Infant Mental Health Mentor - $400 (Current fee, until 9/1/17, is $ 300)

    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:

Infant Mental Health Specialist & Infant Mental Health Mentor portfolios are due August 1. Candidates will be informed if they are eligible to take the exam no later than August 31st. The Endorsement exam will be held on October 13th, 2017 at the University of Rochester and Adelphi University (Garden City Campus). Portfolios will be reviewed and candidates deemed eligible or not yet eligible to sit for the exam in order of submission, impacting the amount of exam preparation time.

It is perfectly acceptable if an IMHS & IMHM candidate does not wish to submit their portfolio by this deadline, or if it seems that more time is needed to meet the portfolio competencies, although that candidate will need to wait for the next Exam. 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!