MI-AIMH Endorsement (IMH-E®): Overview


Apply for MI-AIMH Endorsement® on-line by going to https://easy.mi-aimh.org/

Endorsement Overview

Why earn the MI-AIMH Endorsement®?




Cost of MI-AIMH Endorsement®

When beginning the endorsement process, an applicant must be a member of MI-AIMH (or another infant mental health association.  The annual membership fee for MI-AIMH is $70.  The Registration Fee and Endorsement Processing Fee for each level is:

Endorsement Fee Schedule


Infant Family Associate

(Level I)

Infant Family Specialist

(Level II)

Infant Mental Health

Specialist (Level III)

Infant Mental Health

Mentor (Level IV)

Registration Fee





Processing Fee










Prerequisite Requirements

  1. Membership in MI-AIMH or another IMH association*
  2. Training/Education as specified and related to infants, toddlers, parents, other caregivers and families
  3. Experience working with infants, toddlers, parents, other caregivers and families as specified at the desired level.


Steps to apply for the MI-AIMH Endorsement® via EASy (on-line)





  • Application Review: MI-AIMH reviews applications on a quarterly basis.  Level I & Level II applicants receive an endorsement decision after at least two application review committee members examine and approve the application.  Level III & Level IV applicants move on to a written exam after at least two application review committee members examine and approve. MI-AIMH offers the written exam twice a year, usually in March and September.  Please go here for details related exam dates.


  • As of January 2014, MI-AIMH uses a web-based site to manage membership and endorsement renewal.  It's calledMy.MI-AIMH.org.  To renew your endorsement (by entering training and supervision from calendar year 2013), go toMy.MI-AIMH.org, and click on "Create a New Profile."  My MI-AIMH.org will show you your membership status and expiration date and has tabs to enter the training hours and reflective supervision hours that are required to renew endorsement annually.  It will also prompt you to renew your membership if it has expired.


In case there is confusion, MI-AIMH now has four on-line "spaces" for different services:

  1. MI-AIMH.org (this website) for news, training dates, endorsment infomation, and articles from The Infant Crier
  2. Our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Association-for-Infant-Mental-Health for interesting links, stories, and action alerts
  3. EASy (Endorsement Application System) at https://easy.mi-aimh.org  to apply for the MI-AIMH Endorsement®
  4. My.MI-AIMH.org for membership and endorsement renewals and, coming soon, networking with colleagues


Other Important Notices:


  • On July 12, 2013, we recorded a webinar for group interested in learning about the MI-AIMH Endorsement and how to go about applying to earn it. The video is 60 minutes long.  If you are interested, go here.


  • Please note that as of January 1, 2013, MI-AIMH is no longer accepting preliminary applications on paper.  Anyone who begins the endorsement process on or after January 1, 2013 must use EASy to apply (see below).  MI-AIMH will accept applications on paper only for those who submitted a paper preliminary application by December 31, 2012.  If you’ve already submitted a paper preliminary application and would like to switch over to EASy, please contact Nichole Paradis at nparadis@mi-aimh.org to avoid paying a preliminary/registration fee twice.