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Certification Information

What is certification?

Certification is a national credential for child and youth care work practitioners. It is based on a three-tiered system developed by the CYC Certification Institute in collaboration with the national CYC Certification Board.  It begins at the Entry Level and extends through the Associate, and Professional Levels.

The certification programs are based on competencies drawn from all major practice settings within the field of child and youth care. The competencies were identified by the North American Certification Project (NACP) of the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice (ACYCP). NACP conducted an analysis of 78 competency sources (the largest review conducted to date).

The competencies included in the certification program describe core elements of practice that were found to span all practice sectors. They provide a basis for the training, education and credentialing of personnel so that they are prepared for employment in all practice environments within the field. The complete set of competencies is available at www.cyccb.org. Certified practitioners follow ethical practices outlined in recognized codes of ethics.

All three tests - Entry Level, Associate Level and Professional Level exams are available on these test dates:

Test Date Registration Cutoff Date- must register by this date Location - 9am - Noon
Monday, Feb 11th 2019 Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 Neu-Life Community Development
2014 W North Avenue, Milw WI 53205
Monday, April 8th 2019 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 UWM School of Continuing Education
161 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milw WI 53202
Monday, July 15th 2019 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Neu-Life Community Development
2014 W North Avenue, Milw WI 53205
Monday, July 29, 2019 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Eau Claire Academy
550 N Dewey Street Eau Claire, WI 54703
Monday, Sep 16th 2019 Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 Norris Adolescent Center
W247 S10395 Center Drive
Mukwonago, WI 53149
Monday, Nov 11th 2019 Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 Revive Youth and Family Services- Admin Bldg
2578 N Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Milwaukee WI 53212

YOU MUST REGISTER via the CYC Institute Office, you can call the office at (979) 764-7306 or email the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Exams begin at 9:00 am.  Test takers should arrive by 8:45 am.  No one is admitted once the exam begins. All accommodations must be made through the CYC Institute Office.

NO WALK INS ACCEPTED!

All questions need to be directed to the CYC Office.
If you would like to schedule a special test time for a group of staff, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about a private test date.

Supervision Training

Leadership training to be rescheduled

DATE TBD

Youth Care Certification Explained

cyccb certification

 

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The School of Continuing Education Youth Work Learning Center

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