Child and Youth Care Certification Youth Worker Credential

             Child and Youth Care Worker (CYC) Certification

 

 

Hi Friends,

Hopefully you are safe and well.

In case you are interested in working on your CYC application while you are at home, I have scheduled a few webinars to help you.

There is no registration set up, just select a date/time/link if you would like to join. (I will update this periodically.) 

As always, send me questions or let me know if you would like to set up a call. 

CYC info session (Thur) 
Thu, Apr 2, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT) 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/749177477 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 
Access Code: 749-177-477 
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/749177477 

CYC info session (Tuesday) 
Tue, Apr 7, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT) 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/726567013 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 
Access Code: 726-567-013 
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/726567013 

CYC info session (Thursday) 
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT) 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/230331557 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 
Access Code: 230-331-557 
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/230331557 

 

 

This certification is a national credential for child and youth care work practitioners. It is based on a three-tiered system beginning with Entry Level and includes Associate and Professional Levels.
CYC certification allows practitioners to demonstrate their development as professionals and participate in true career development. Over time, practitioners can combine in-service training, formal education and work experience to qualify for increasingly advanced positions. Or they can continue to work in the same setting with the ability to meet a wider range of youth needs.

Congratulations Indiana- there are currently 250 certified practitioners in our state! (See the list of Indiana agencies who employ certified youth workers.)

Steps to Certification

1. Determine Certification Level:

Explore the certification levels and determine which one best describes your experience, education and training. You can apply to whichever level is the best fit. It is not necessary to complete Entry Level before obtaining a higher level. You cannot be certified unless you meet all of the requirements for a specific level.

2. Complete Application:

Indiana online APPLICATION LINK  

To complete the certification process, practitioners in Indiana will first submit the application which includes:

  • Application processing fee (or indicate scholarship information)
  • Level of CYC Certification applying for
  • Work history
  • Education level
  • Training hours log (list indicating competencies)
  • Taining/ education documentation (certificates/ transcripts)
  • Supervisor reference
  • Two Colleague references
  • Proof of membership in a professional association
  • Portfolio (Professional level only)
  • Sign eligibility & agreement statement

3. Schedule Testing:

 Click here to view the events calendar with exam dates or REGISTER for the exam. 

4. Complete Testing:

Upon completion of testing, practitioners will be notified by mail of test results, usually within 2-3 weeks.  

 

Additional Resources:

Contact for Director of Indiana CYC Certification- Jeananne Reich: jreich@indysb.org (317)238-6955 x207