Certification - Renewal Form
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Certification is renewed on a two-year cycle. The requirements for renewal of the Entry (CYC) and Associate Certifications (CYC-A) are slightly different from the requirements for the Professional Certification (CYC-P).
For renewal of an Entry or Associate Certification see below.
Click the following to download the Competencies for Professional Child & Youth Work Practitioners
Attach to the renewal form copies of training records documenting training received during the two (2) years since your certification was issued or renewed. A total of 30 hours (15 hours per year) are required coming from at least 2 of the 5 Certification Competency Domains.
Certification Competency Domains:
Training documentation must include topic title, number of classroom hours, name and credentials of instructor. Training must be clearly relevant to competencies described in the Competencies for Professional CYC Practice (2010)
Professional practice requires on-going learning to stay abreast of changes and developments in the field.
In each two-year renewal period, certified practitioners document completion of 30 hours of continuing education.
Practitioners can include agency in-service training, college and university courses, seminars and other learning opportunities if they meet the following criteria:
The CYC Institute recognizes that much learning is accomplished while conducting research, teaching, publishing, providing leadership, and making professional presentations.
The CYC Institute will accept any two of the following in lieu of the 30 required continuing education hours during a 2 year renewal period by documentation of:
Renewals that are submitted past the anniversary date of the certification are subject to a late fee.
This is submitted with payment for the renewal.
1 – 30 days: $15.00
31 – 90 days: $25.00
More than 90 days: $40.00
Professionals need up-to-date information on practice issues, need to be connected to the professional community, and be active in the development of the field. Any of the activities described below can be used as evidence of professional engagement.
Most desirable would be evidence that practitioners are involved in the development of the field through publications, development of the body of knowledge, research, leadership, teaching, presentations and advocacy for the professional community.
ALTERNATIVE DEMONSTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT*:
Alternative demonstration of professional engagement can be accomplished by submitting documentation that shows that any two (2) of the following were accomplished during the renewal period:
The same activity may not be submitted as demonstration of both Professional Engagement and Continuing Education simultaneously.
*The Alternative Professional Engagement Demonstration requirements were established by the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice and the national CYC Certification Board and adopted by the CYC Institute.
practitioner submits a copy of current membership card, certificate or other proof of membership issued by the association in the name of the practitioner.
NOTE: The same activity may not be submitted as demonstration of both Professional Engagement and Continuing Education simultaneously.
Renewal of an Entry or Associate Certification requires the following:
- Participation in 2 of the 6 alternative. . . (more)
Note: Renewal form and supporting documentation can be mailed, scanned or faxed to the office.