How To Apply

Required Pre-Registration Steps:

Steps To Endorsement® By ORIMHA

The Endorsement Exam is required for individuals who are applying for the Infant Mental Health Specialist or Infant Mental Health Mentor categories. Applicants will be invited to sit for exam upon successful review of their portfolio application.

  • We strongly recommend using your personal email when you register, as the automated emails from our EASy system can sometimes end up in Junk or Spam folders when using your work email. We also recommend adding the following email addresses to your contacts list: and

  • Click the “save” button on the screen after you upload your resume to ensure it is retained.


  • Pay the Registration Fee through Stripe at the time of submission, or write a note that you are sending a check in the mail.  We recommend you use Stripe if at all possible.

  • Your registration will be complete once we have received verification of your current infant mental health association membership and your registration payment has been received.  

  • We will email you if we have questions and to let you know once your Registration is approved. While our goal is to process registrations within two days, depending on volume it may take up to a week for ORIMHA to complete your initial registration review.

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We look forward to supporting you on your path to Endorsement®!

If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration, please contact us at

1. Become a Orimha Member

If you are already a member then provide confirmation of current membership in another infant mental health association. 

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

If you haven't yet, also review the Competency Guidelines to determine which category is the best fit for you

3. Determine which Endorsement® Category Is Best For You

This will be based on your scope of practice

4. Register On EASy

This is the ORIMHA web-based system for compiling applications for Endorsement®.  The first time you visit EASy, select “Register” under “New Applicant”

  • To register, EASy requires you to provide a brief description of your work, education, and RSC experiences.  Complete and submit, including payment of the EASy Registration Fee

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

5. Work On Your Application!

Contact the Endorsement Coordinator for support at

6. Once Completed, Submit your Application Along With the Processing Fee

7. Your Application Will Undergo An Application Review

Health Specialist & Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor applicants, you’ll also need to successfully pass an Endorsement® exam

8. Endorsement!

9. Proudly use your Endorsement®

Your Endorsement credential tells employers, parents, health and legal practitioners, and insurance providers that you have expertise related to the social and emotional development of infants and young children in families!