Certification Required

(Temporarily suspended January 2003)

The primary administrator of a DPH-certified Early Intervention program must meet credentialing requirements for one of the disciplines described in the Early Intervention Operational Standards. The primary program administrator is required to acquire Early Intervention Program Director certification within three years of hire to that position. An application for Certification as an Early Intervention Director (CEID) may be made after working as a Director for 1680 hours (one year).

Applicants for Certification as an Early Intervention Program Director (CEID) must submit a portfolio documenting their work in five competency areas necessary for successful program administration. The application for Program Director Certification is available through the Department of Public Health.

The requirement of CEID has been temporarily suspended since January 2003 pending revision of CEID competencies.

Administration of Certification Process

The Early Intervention Certification Process is administered by the Department of Public Health. The certification process has been detailed in materials distributed to the early intervention community and available by request from Department of Public Health or online at www.eitrainingcenter.org.

Questions regarding Early Intervention certification may be directed to Early Intervention Regional Specialists, or to:

Holly Newman, CSPD Director
Early Intervention Services
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Email: Holly.Newman@state.ma.us

Updated August 2009


This information is provided by the Early Intervention Program within the Department of Public Health.

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