Frequently Asked Questions

The Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health identifies and promotes the development of a qualified workforce to support the emotional development of infants, toddlers and families.

What is involved in applying for and earning Endorsement?

How much does Endorsement cost?

What is the value of a Competency-Based System of endorsement?

Why should I apply for Endorsement?

What is required for the Professional Portfolio?

When do portfolio materials have to be submitted?

What are the requirements for reflective consultation?

For reflective consultation, can we list former supervisors whose styles of supervision were very reflective, but may not have been formally trained in that model of practice?

Can I included multiple sources when documenting my reflective consultation? (i.e., former supervisor, current supervisor, program consultant, and reflective practice group)

I have attended well over 30 hours of in-service training but I'm not sure if all of it will be accepted. Should I submit a list of every in-service training I've ever attended?

How far back can I go when including trainings that meet criteria for Endorsement?

Are only OK-AIMH sponsored trainings eligible for Endorsement?

I have my Master's degree, so shouldn't I start Endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Specialist?

How many infants or toddlers do I need to work with to meet the specialized work criteria?

What happens after I submit my professional portfolio?

What is the format of the exam?

How should I study for the exam?

What happens if I do not pass the exam?

How do I indicate that I have earned the OK-AIMH Endorsement®?