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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 email from the EASy system notifying them when the RENEWAL option is available on EASy, between October - December annually.

Renewal Requirements

  • Keep your RIAIMH Membership ACTIVE.
  • Attend at least 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.
  • Receive at least 12 hours/year of RSC for categories: IFS, IFRS, IMHS, IMHM, ECFS, ECFRS, ECMHS, and ECMHM.
    • Mental Health Mentor-Clinical (IECMHM-C): professionals who have maintained Endorsement® for 3+ years, they are required to receive at least 10 RSC hours annually.


Did you just become ENDORSEMENT:

If an endorsed professional submitted an Application in the prior year, they are not required to renew (submit training and/or RSC hours until a full year has passed), but they are required to keep their RIAIMH membership current.

For example, if an Applicant submits in September of 2022, they do not have to submit for renewal in January of 2023 but will need to have an up-to-date membership for 2023. This professional’s 1st Endorsement Renewal will be due in January 2024 documenting training and/or RSC that was accrued in the 2023 calendar year. Plus, maintain an RIAIMH membership for 2024.

Should you have additional questions, please contact the RIAIMH Endorsement Coordinator at Endorsement@riaimh.org

 


Renewal Steps

  1. Login to your EASy application
  2. Click on the Endorsement Application you are RENEWING (if you have two applications, choose the one with "more" requirements - for instance: IFS and IMHS, choose IMHS; IFS and IFRS, choose IFRS. If you are endorsed through both IMH and ECMH categories, follow the same rule. Choose the one with "more" requirements.)
  3. Open your PROFILE and DETAILS page to update your RIAIMH Membership expiration DATE and any other information that needs updating or completing.
  4. Open the Training tab 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 new this year, 1 out of the 15 hours must be about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Infant or Early Childhood MH (depending on your application).
  5. Open the Supervision tab and add entries for the last year's Supervision as needed to fulfill at least the 12-hour annual renewal requirement.
  6. From your Dashboard, select “Submit for Renewal”.  You need to enter at least one training for the “submit” button to appear. Please do not click on the “submit” button until all your Training and Supervision entries are indicated. Once you click the “submit” button, an email alert is sent to the RIAIMH Endorsement Coordinator that your application is complete and ready for review. 
  7. You will be prompted to re-read and re-agree to The Code of Ethics that you agreed to during the Endorsement® application process. 
  8. Upon agreeing to the Code of Ethics, your annual renewal will be submitted to the RIAIMH Endorsement® Coordinator.
  9. View your CART. Choose your payment: Self-pay the Renewal Fee or Scholarship (check with your supervisor if you are sponsored).
  10. Enter appropriate information based on payment method chosen.
  11. You will receive an automated email from EASy that confirms that your renewal has been submitted.
  12. The RIAIMH Endorsement® Coordinator will review your renewal submission and contact you if they have any questions. 
  13. If you successfully completed your renewal, the RIAIMH Endorsement Coordinator will change the status back to “Endorsed.” 
  14. You will 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 endorsement@riaimh.org 

Renewal Fees

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

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).

Reinstatement

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

  • If previously endorsed via EASy, the Applicant will log into their application and 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.  Additionally, they will get three updated reference ratings (via EASy) and pay the Endorsement Processing Fee.   https://riaimh.myeasy.org/ 

  • The Applicant must have an up to date RIAIMH membership. www.riaimh.org 

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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