Understanding the Endorsement Process

We created some short recordings about each area of endorsement (Transdisciplinary IFECMH Practitioners; Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialists; Reflective Practice Facilitators & Mentors) and our International Certificate of Core Competency in Reflective Practice and Supervision. Each recording can be viewed separately for specific information about that topic, and the recordings range from 11 to 19 minutes each. There is also a longer (37 minute) overview recording about the endorsement system in California. That recording includes the purpose of the Guidelines, mission and values of the California Center, background and history of the development of the California competencies, and an in-depth examination of the requirements for endorsement of transdisciplinary practitioners, mental health specialists, and reflective practice facilitators.

Our intent is to provide an easier way to build understanding about the California endorsement and competency system. We hope that the recordings and Information sheets for Programs and for Providers will aid infant/toddler/early childhood service systems in building and maintaining a high-quality workforce. After viewing the recordings, we invite you to review the in-depth materials contained in the California Compendium of Training Guidelines for IFECMH and throughout this website. Do not hesitate to send us your questions and let us know how we may provide additional information and support.

Endorsement Information Sheet for Providers (pdf):

Endorsement Information Sheet for Programs (pdf):

Transdisciplinary Provider Information (19:18)

Reflective Practice Facilitation (14:48)

Specialist Information (11:46)

Overview (37:15)