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Endorsement® Renewal

The Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health (RIAIMH) maintains requirements for annual renewal of the RIAIMH Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (RI-IECMH-Endorsement®) that are aligned with practices supported by The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health (Alliance).

Endorsed® professionals will receive an EASy email between October - December, notifying them RENEWAL is due.

Renewal Requirements

  1. Active RIAIMH Membership.
  2. 15 hours/year of relationship-based training and/or professional development related to the promotion of infant/toddler or early childhood social-emotional health and development and/or the practice of Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH).
    • 1 out of 15 hours of training need to be about DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) in IECMH.
    • 3 out of 15 hours of training need to be about the provision of RSC, for professionals who provide RSC.
  3. Receive at least 12 hours/year of RSC for categories: FS, FRS, MHS, MHM.

Did you just become Endorsed - Congratulations!!

If an endorsed professional submitted an application in the prior year, they are not required to renew until a full year has passed, but they are required to keep their RIAIMH membership current.

For example, if an applicant becomes endorsed in September of 2022, 12 months needs to pass before they are required to renew their endorsement.  Endorsement renewal period starts in October and ends in December. For the applicant who became endorsed in September, only one month will pass before the renewal period begins. The newly endorsed professional needs at least 12 months to accrue enough training and if required, RSC, before they can renew. So, newly endorsed professionals typically have more than a year before they need to renew their endorsement. In this example, the person who became endorsed in September 2022, will renew during the October -December 2023 renewal period. 

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Renewal Steps - complete between October and December Annually.

1.  Login to your EASy application
2.  Click on your Endorsement Application you are RENEWING (if you have two applications, choose the one with "more" requirements - for instance: IFS and IMHS. If you are endorsed through both IMH and ECMH categories, follow the same rule. Choose the one with "more" requirements.)
3.  From your DASHBOARD, click on your Profile to update your contact information. 
4.  From your application, open your:

    • DETAILS page to update your RIAIMH Membership expiration DATE
    • TRAINING page and enter as many Training entries as needed to fulfill at least 15-hour annual renewal requirement. Remember, if you provide RSC, 3 out of the 15 hours must be about the provision of RSC and 1 out of the 15 hours must be about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
    • SUPERVISION page to add entries for the last year's Supervision as needed to fulfill at least the 12-hour annual renewal requirement.
5.  DASHBOARD, select “Submit for Renewal”.

6.  You will be prompted to re-read/agree to The Code of Ethics.

7.  View your CART. Choose your payment: Self-pay or Scholarship (check with your supervisor if you are eligible for a scholarship).

8.  You will receive an automated email from EASy that confirms that your renewal has been submitted. If you didn't receive an email, you may have missed one step or the payment section. Please reach out with questions.

9. If you successfully completed your renewal, the RIAIMH Endorsement Coordinator will update your status in EASy.

10.  You will then receive an automated email from EASy that notifies you that your Endorsement® was renewed.

Your renewal email is your verification that you have renewed your Endorsement. If you need additional verification for work, contact the Endorsement Coordinator 

Renewal Fees

IFA, ECFA, IFS, ECFS,  IFRS, ECFRS = $25 renewal fee IMHS, ECMHS, IMHM, ECMHM = $50 renewal fee

Removal & Reinstatement if Endorsement® Lapses:

If a professional fails to update their RIAIMH membership and/or annual Endorsement® renewal by January 31st of any year they will be removed from the Endorsement® Registry (after multiple attempts on behalf of the RIAIMH to reach out and request updates).


If a professional would like to be reinstated to the Endorsement® Registry after removal, they must:

  • Must have an up to date RIAIMH membership. 


  • Log into their application, update AIMH Membership expiration date, add any new education, work, in-service training and reflective supervision/consultation experiences that have been accrued since removal from the registry.  They do not have to create a new application for this purpose. 

  • Request three updated reference ratings (via EASy) 

  • Remit Endorsement Processing Fee payment.  

RIAIMH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

RIAIMH is a founding member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.

RIAIMH is an affiliate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

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