Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist

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Become a Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist

Who is Eligible

Who is Eligible

Nationally registered, credentialed or association member professionals, including:

  1. Counsellor
  2. Psychologist
  3. Social Worker
  4. Psychotherapist
  5. Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
  6. Play Therapist
  7. Mental Health Nurse
  8. Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  9. Teacher
  10. Occupational Therapist
  11. Speech and Language Therapist/Speech Therapist

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

Training Requirements

A minimum of 12 CPD hours of post-graduate level training in youth mental health focused topics. Click here for detailed standards.

Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for Certification include:

  1. Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist (CYMHS) Training Bundle by PESI

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for Certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Application Process

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of $149.99 USD online
  3. Submit the following application documents to info@evergreencertifications.com
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional registration, credential, or membership
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CPD or completion certificate
Recertification Process

Recertification

To maintain Certification, a reapplication is required. After your initial 1-year Certification, you have the option to renew for 1, 2 or 3 years. A 1-year renewal requires 6 CPD hours of youth mental health-focused training since you were last Certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 CPD hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 CPD hours.

Recertification Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your recertification application fee online.
  3. Submit the following application documents to info@evergreencertifications.com
    • A copy of the candidate’s professional registration, credential, or membership.
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CPD or completion certificate

Complete details can be found here.

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