Endorsement Applicant Starter Kit
Welcome new Endorsement Candidate! Here are the things you need to get started:
Your Infant Mental Health Professional portfolio building will take place in EASy (Endorsement Application System). Your EASy account login will be emailed 7-10 days after your registration has been reviewed by staff.
Learn how to navigate the system and begin inputting your education, experiences, and trainings with these EASy Instructions.
Along the way, refer to your section of the Competency Guidelines to ensure that your portfolio highlights your experience and skills across the required competencies.
The materials supporting the WA-AIMH Competency Guidelines® are copyrighted by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH). WA-AIMH is able to make these materials available to our membership and collaborators through a licensing agreement with the MI-AIMH.
Copyright law does allow individuals to print out or make ONE copy of copyrighted material for personal, non-commercial purposes only. None of the copyrighted Endorsement® documents included here may be reproduced, displayed, distributed or otherwise used in any format, including electronically, without the express written consent of MI-AIMH. Legal action will be taken against those who violate the copyright.
Through this process, you may find that there is a competency that you could use further support in building. Our Endorsement Coordinators can help you find trainings or other opportunities to support your professional development.
As part of your application, you will be asked to submit Reference Rating Forms from supervisors and colleagues who can speak to your skills. We recommend applicants review the sample rating with their references to ensure you are both familiar with the items you will be rated on. It can also be helpful to review this form ahead of time to both consider who would be best to ask to be a reference and to reflect on if there are additional skills to build. Note: Reference ratings will expire after one year, so be sure to enter your reference information when you are close to completing your application.
Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMHS) Reference Rating Form
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical (IMHM_C) Reference Rating Form
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Research/Reference (IMHM-R/F) Reference Rating Form
Infant Mental Health Mentor-Policy (IMHM-P) Reference Rating Form
Please be sure to send an email to your endorsement coordinator to let us know when you believe your application is completed, as it is important that we conduct an advisory review before you formally submit and pay the processing fee.