Early Intervention Certification Process
The Early Interventionist Specialist credential has been created to help professionals, without a specific license but working in programs throughout the state with specific skills and qualifications, to work as evaluators in the statewide Family Centered Early Supports and Services Program. The process requires an application with no fee. A Validator is assigned by the Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS) to assure the candidate is capable in 67 competencies.
Who may apply:
- Professionals working in an Early Supports and Services (ESS) program and with an interest in developing their ability to work in the field should apply. They will need two years of experience in ESS, a BA in a related field, certificate from "Welcome to ESS", and their director's recommendation; or
- College graduates with a BA in Early Intervention, 6 months working in an ESS program, certificate from "Welcome to ESS", and recommendation from the director of the program should apply.
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