Endorsement Process

Becoming Endorsed in Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health

The endorsement process establishes a standard of excellence that can be used by professionals to document their expertise, by employers to determine hiring practices, and by consumers to guide decision-making about providers.

There are 3 stages to become endorsed. These include preparation, gathering supporting documents and completion and submission of the application.

Supplemental request may be completed online for those currently holding an endorsement certificate.  If you have a TMHP or MHS endorsement and meet the criteria for a change you may use this application. You may use this form to add a RPF I/II or RP Mentor endorsement. ($75 fee to process the supplemental endorsement application-payble to WestEd)


1a Become familiar with the endorsement categories and resource materials

1b Select the appropriate endorsement category

1c Gather materials that document your learning experience

1d Check your readiness for endorsement


2a Review the details of each endorsement category

2b Develop a brief personal statement

2c Update your resume or curriculum vitae

2d Develop a brief narrative of your learning experiences indicating how you met the required training  Example

2e Upload copies of your training documents or certificates

Reflective Practice Facilitator (RPF) applicants also need:

2f Request at least one letter of recommendation for reflective practice facilitator endorsement

2g Names and contact information for 3 people who have received RPF from the applicant

RPF Mentor applicants also need:

2h Additional letters of recommendation as a mentor documenting the RPF you have received related to the work you have done to help others (mentored) become RPF’s.


3a Complete the application

3b Submit payment of $375 via check or purchase order (payable to WestEd)

You will receive an email verification of receipt of the application and fee. The review process can take up to 6 weeks.