CYMHS

Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist

Who is Eligible

Licensed professionals who work with youth in an educational or clinical setting at least 20 hours per week, including:

  1. Counselor
  2. Educator
  3. Marriage and Family Therapist
  4. Occupational Therapist
  5. Psychologist
  6. School Principal/Assistant School Principal
  7. Social Worker
  8. Speech Language Pathologist
  9. And more!

Learn more about who can become certified from our detailed list of eligible CYMHS professionals.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 12 hours of continuing education in youth mental health focused topics. Learn more about CYMHS certification training requirements.

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

  1. Child & Adolescent Mental Health in an Uncertain Time Online Course by PESI - Certification Fee Included!
  2. Youth Mental Health Specialist Certification Training by PESI - Certification Included!

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

Please note that Evergreen Certifications does not offer continuing education, all training must be purchased directly through the accredited training organization. Training is not included in the certification fee.

Application Process

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

Renewal

To maintain CYMHS 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 clock hours of youth mental health-focused continuing education since you were last certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

  1. Identifying Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems of Children and Youth by Quantum Units Education
  2. The Mindsight Approach to Childhood and Adolescents by PESI
  3. 2-Day Neuro-Based Self-Regulation Toolbox For Children and Adolescents by PESI
  4. Over 75 Quick "On-The-Spot" Techniques for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavior Problems by PESI
  5. Transform Classrooms from the Inside Out: Effective Interventions to De-Escalate Extreme Emotions & Disruptive Behaviors in Schools by PESI
  6. Classroom Management for Mental Health and Behavioral Issues: Surefire Solutions to Help Students with Autism, ODD, ADHD and Other Challenges Thrive at School by PESI
  7. Mental Health Issues in the K-5 Classroom: Practical Strategies for Helping Young Students Succeed at School by PESI

Renewal Process

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

Learn more about renewing your CYMHS certification with Evergreen Certifications.

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