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In order to receive the IFECMH endorsement, a professional must provide proof of the following:


  • Clinical experience with families and children prenatal to age 3 and/or
  • Clinical experience with children 3 to 5 and their families
  • Reflective practice facilitation (hours vary depending upon level sought)


Summary of hours for IFECMH practitioner:

  •  180 hours prenatal to 3 or 3 to 5 only endorsement
  •  240 hours prenatal to 5 endorsement


Summary of hours for IFECMH specialist:

  •  760 hours prenatal to 3 or 3 to 5 only.
  •  1260 hours prenatal to 5 endorsement.


Please click here to visit the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health for a complete list of competencies, required clinical experience, and reflective practice facilitation hours.