Child and Youth Care Worker (CYC) Certification
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:
3. Schedule Testing:
4. Complete Testing:
Upon completion of testing, practitioners will be notified by mail of test results, usually within 2-3 weeks.
Contact for Director of Indiana CYC Certification- Jeananne Reich, firstname.lastname@example.org