The Child and Youth Care Certification Board has partnered with a select group of organizations to promote certification at local levels across the United States and Canada.

Association Partners

Those listed below have entered into a formal agreement with CYCCB to offer exam proctoring, revenue sharing, and support in the regions in which they work.

Child and Youth Care Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Child and Youth Care Worker Certification Institute

Indiana Youth Services Association

National Safe Place Network

Nova Scotia Child and Youth Care Workers Association

Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals

Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care

Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals

Exam Proctoring

In addition to the above associations, the following organizations offer exam proctoring to practitioners seeking certification.

Academy for Competent Youth Work

Brevard Family Partnership

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families

Five Acres – The Boys and Girls Aid Society of Los Angeles County

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

The Journey

Kent State University, School of Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences

Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador

Sheridan College, Child and Youth Worker Program

University of Pittsburgh
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University of the Frazier Valley

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – School of Continuing Education

Reciprocity Partnerships

Child & Youth Care Association of Alberta

CYCCB acknowledges the certification model of the Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta (CYCAA) as an impressive body of work and, in an effort to collaborate and support portability of child and youth care credentials from and to the province of Alberta, offers an accommodation for those with current and good standing certification with CYCAA. With proof of full certification by the CYCAA practitioners may apply for CYCCB certification by completing the application (including documentation of training hours and support of code of ethics) and portfolio and are exempt from the exam, peer references, and supervisor assessment. CYCCB encourages CYCAA to continue further research and validation on their model. This accommodation may be discontinued if changes are made by CYCAA that are inconsistent with the competencies, ethics, and values of CYCCB.