Child and Youth Care Worker Certification
The CYC 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 275 certified practitioners in our state! (See the list of Indiana agencies who employ certified youth workers.)
Determine Certification LevelExplore 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.
Complete Application To complete the certification process, practitioners in Indiana will first submit the application which includes:
Schedule Testing Upon completion of testing, practitioners will be notified by mail of test results, usually within 2-3 weeks. View the upcoming exam dates and complete the Exam Registration Form.
Have Questions?Contact: Jeananne ReichDirector of Indiana CYC Certificationjreich@indysb.org (317) 238-6955 x207
The Academy for Competent Youth Work and Indiana Youth Services Association present Child & Youth Care: Foundations Course and Training of Trainers Course (for approved applicants)
The sessions will meet via Zoom from 10am-1pm (EST) on Tuesdays & Thursdays September 14th through October 29th. TOT sessions will be on alternating Wednesdays.
Foundations course includes:
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