CYMHS

Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist

Who is Eligible

Nationally registered, credentialed or association member professionals, including:

  1. Registered Counsellor
  2. Registered Psychologist
  3. Social Worker
  4. Psychiatrist
  5. Credentialed mental health nurse
  6. Registered nurse practitioner
  7. Occupational Therapist
  8. Registered Teacher
  9. Certified Practising Speech Pathologist
  10. Speech Language Therapist

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 12 CPD hours of training in youth mental health focused topics. Click here for details.

Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for Certification include:

  1. Child and Adolescent Mental Health in an Uncertain Time: Reintegration Strategies for Classroom and Community-Certification Included!

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for Certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of 149.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional registration, credential, or membership
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CPD or completion certificate

Renewal

To maintain Certification, a renewal is required. After your initial 1-year Certification, you have the option to renew for 1, 2 or 3 years. A 1-year renewal requires 6 CPD hours of youth mental health-focused training since you were last Certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 CPD hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 CPD hours.

Sample renewal trainings include:

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional registration, credential, or membership
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CPD or completion certificate
  3. Remit your renewal fee online

Complete details can be found here.

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