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Steps to Endorsement by First 5 Alabama


  1. Become a member of First 5 Alabama 

  2. Determine which Endorsement is best for you: IMH-E® or ECMH-E®.

  3. Determine which Endorsement category is best for you based on your scope of practice: promotion, prevention/ early intervention, or macro

  4. Register on EASy, the F5A web-based system for compiling applications for Endorsement. The first time you visit EASy, select “Register” under “New Applicant”

  5. To register, EASy requires you to answer a few short questions. Complete and submit, including payment of the EASy Registration Fee 

  6. Log into EASy using the username and password issued to you via email from EASy and begin to prepare your application! 

  7. Work on your application! Contact the Endorsement Coordinator for support at

  8. Once completed, submit your application along with the Processing Fee.

  9. Your application will undergo an application review. For Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist & Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor applicants, you’ll also need to successfully pass an Endorsement exam

  10. Endorsement!

  11. Proudly use your Endorsement credential to tell employers, parents, health and legal practitioners, and insurance providers that you can have expertise related to the social and emotional development of infants and young children in families. 

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