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Have you ever considered applying for an additional category of Endorsement®?

The ITMHCA Endorsement Committee would like to encourage all Endorsees to consider whether they meet criteria for an additional category of Endorsement®. The categories are not considered hierarchical as each are incredibly important; however, there are benefits to adding an Endorsement® category.

Adding/Changing Endorsement® Categories - CostsTimeframe Guidelines for ApplicationITMHCA Membership
(Annually)
Endorsement Processing
 ($ difference between current & new category)*
IFA to IFSMinimum of one year from the date of IFA Endorsement®$40$75
(Standard = $100)
IFS to IMHSMinimum of one year from the date of IFS Endorsement®$40$100
(Standard = $200)
IMHS to IMHM**Minimum of three years from the date of IMHS Endorsement®$40$100
(Standard = $300)

* Processing fee may vary depending on the current category & new category an Endorsee is applying for.
** Additional IMHM designation (Clinical, Policy, Research/Faculty): Minimum six months from date of first IMHM Endorsement®

Requirements for Adding/Changing Endorsements®IFA to IFSIFS to IMHSIMHS to IMHMAdditional IMHM Designation
In-service Training30 hours30 hours30 hours
Clinical: A minimum of 15 hours should be didactic instruction about the provision of RS/C
15 hours
Clinical: A minimum of 15 hours should be didactic instruction about the provision of RS/C
Reflective Supervision/
Consultation
24 hours within a one to two-year time frame50 hours within a one to two-year time frame, (If this IMHS Application is within one year of earning IFS, 24 hours from IFS Application may be counted towards the 50 required hours)Clinical:
50 hours within a one to two-year time frame. A minimum of 25 hours should be about the RS/C that the Applicant provides to others.
Clinical:
50 hours within a one to two-year time frame. A minimum of 25 hours should be about the RS/C that the Applicant provides to others. For Policy or Research/Faculty: None
ReferencesThree new references: One from the person providing RS/CThree new references: One from the person providing RS/C. If Applicant has been a provider of RS/C for at least one year, one must be from a recipient of the RS/CThree new references: Clinical Applicants: References must include a person who provided RS/C and one who received RS/C from youThree new references: Specific to the designation
ExamsNot ApplicableYes, required. Applicant must take both the qualitative and multiple-choice portions of the exam to qualify for Endorsement® as IMHSYes, required. Applicant does not re-take the multiple-choice portion of the exam. Applicant must take the qualitative portion of the exam specific to Clinical, Policy, or Research/FacultyYes, required. Applicant does not re-take the multiple-choice portion of the exam. Applicant must take the qualitative portion of the exam specific to Clinical, Policy, or Research/Faculty
EducationUpdate transcripts only if new courses completed or new degree earnedUpdate transcripts only if new courses completed or new degree earnedUpdate transcripts only if new courses completed or new degree earnedUpdate transcripts only if new courses completed or new degree earned

*To assure fulfillment of the Endorsement® requirements, as specified, an endorsed professional will "add a new Endorsement® application" within their EASy account. ITMHCA requires that this is done a minimum of 4-weeks before the review deadline to assure that all of the requirements are understood, that there is adequate time for preparation (if applicable) for the IMHS or IMHM Endorsement® exam, and that the applicant's application is updated with new information pertinent to the applicant's current status.
* It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify ITMHCA about changing Endorsement® categories.
* The EASy registration fee is waived for applicants who are changing Endorsement® categories.
*The Endorsement Processing Fee will be the difference between the fee paid when the applicant initially became endorsed and the current Endorsement Processing Fee. If the applicant pays the full Endorsement Processing Fee without informing ITMHCA about changing categories, there will be no refund.
* For more information about the process or for assistance with adding a new application to your EASy account, please contact our ITMHCA Endorsement Coordinator at azendorsement@gmail.com.

For questions about Endorsement® please email azendorsement@gmail.com