PA-AIMH Endorsement Application System

This is the Pennsylvania version of EASy. If you are applying in another state, please be sure to select that state from the drop-down below.


Welcome to the PA-AIMH online membership and endorsement system.  Here are a few tips to consider before you proceed:

  • PA-AIMH is an all-volunteer board, therefore there is a DELAY in response to new applications, support tickets, application reviews, etc.
  • Use the drop-down box to indicate your interest in Membership & Endorsement or Membership ONLY.
  • Each new application is administratively accepted by the Endorsement Coordinator- PLEASE BE PATIENT FOR A RESPONSE!
  • Additional Information:
    • Don't forget one must be a PA-AIMH member to complete the endorsement process. You can now purchase or renew your membership during your EASy registration process!  
    • When you register, please use a personal email address.  Work related emails tend to have firewalls that restrict EASy communications.
    • Choose the Right Category. Please review the categories and applicable requirements to help determine which category of Endorsement fits your scope of work in the field:
    • PA-AIMH strongly recommends uploading your Resume/CV

IFA/IFS/ECFA/ECFS and ERS Submission Deadline:

  • May 3, 2024 by 11:59 pm (review decision by July 12)
  • August 9, 2004 by 11:59 pm (reveiw decision by Oct 14)
  • November 15, 2024 by 11:59 pm (review decision by Jan 24, 2025)

IMH or ECMH Mental Health Specialists/Mental Health Mentors Submission Deadline: 

  • Reviews and Exams are limited throughout the year.  
  • Virtual Examination to be scheduled with each Applicant.  Only 2 Exams will be reviewed in Winter/Spring 2024. Please contact us with any questions about exam dates. 

Please be patient as PA-AIMH is an all-volunteer board and is working strategically to develop a manageable Endorsement application and examination review timeline and communication strategies.  Endorsement® questions can be sent to: 

                   c/o Erin Troup, Treasurer
                   3319 Brownsville, Road
                   Pittsburgh, PA 15227

Endorsement® is not a professional license or a certificate.  PA-AIMH Endorsement® cannot guarantee the quality of service of any endorsed professional.  PA-AIMH Endorsement®  does not include a process by which complaints or concerns regarding ethics can be filed.  If PA-AIMH becomes aware of possible ethics violations by an endorsed professional, complainants are encouraged to, when applicable, contact the individual's professional licensing board.  The PA-AIMH Endorsement® does not offer monitoring for ethics violations, however if PA-AIMH learns that an endorsed professional has been sanctioned by a licensing board, the individual’s name is moved to the Inactive Endorsement® Registry.  Those professionals will follow the policy for reactivation to the Active Endorsement® Registry once the licensing board’s sanctions have been lifted.

RENEWALS: Due on or before 12/31 of each calendar year.

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You are joining an international group of professionals who have chosen to earn the Endorsement credential as a way to demonstrate specialization in the infant-early childhood mental health field. Endorsement was developed by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health in 2002 and is now used by 38 state IMH associations and 3 international associations. Each of those associations is a member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.

Through the Alliance, this means that your Endorsement is recognized in each of those 41 associations.