CYCCB is collaborating with a group in Indiana to create a new approach to CYC certification. During 2018, practitioners in Indiana will be able to use an online form to submit applications for CYC certification. Practitioners will complete all required paperwork and submit documentation electronically. The submitted information will be checked by Jeananne Reich, Indiana Certification Director, before practitioners can register for the exam. Once all documentation requirements are met, the CYC office will be notified that the application packet is ready to be reviewed.
The Indiana Collaboration is led by the Indiana Youth Services Association (IYSA) working together with major groups in Indiana who support certification. The collaboration includes: IYSA, The Journey, Indiana Youth Institute (IYI), Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY), and the Indiana AfterSchool Network (IAN). The work is currently supported with IYSA, The Journey, and the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) for 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
The on-line system is expected to be used by over 300 Indiana practitioners to pursue certification during 2018. Data collection is underway to document the impact of this new approach.