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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 program is 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 the largest review of CYC competencies to date to support this work.

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 the Standards for Practice of North American CYC Professionals and other recognized codes of ethics.

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

Test Date Registration Cutoff Date-
Must register by this date
Location - 9am - Noon
Monday, February 10, 2020 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Neu-Life Community Development
2014 W North Avenue, Milw WI 53205
Monday, April 13, 2020 Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Revive Youth and Family Services- Admin Bldg
2578 N Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Milwaukee WI 53212
Monday, July 13, 2020 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Neu-Life Community Development
2014 W North Avenue, Milw WI 53205
Monday, September 14, 2020 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Norris Adolescent Center
W247 S10395 Center Drive
Mukwonago, WI 53149
Monday, November 9, 2020 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 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 testing session begins.
All accommodations for disabilities must be made through the CYCCB Office in advance.

NO WALK INS ACCEPTED!

Direct all questions to the CYCCB 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.

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Greater Together International Collaboration Youth Worker Conference

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Cardinal Strich University Milwaukee

Supervision Training

Thursday June 4th
9:00am - 5pm
Location: Neu-Life Community Development
2014 W North Ave, Milwaukee
View the Flyer Here
$75 per person

Please follow this link to register.

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