Competency Guidelines and Crosswalks

Competency Guidelines

The Competency Guidelines® create a shared framework or “map” for professional development across all sectors and disciplines of the infant, early childhood and family field across the full spectrum of service delivery, including promotion, prevention, treatment and intervention, and macro.  

Additionally, they outline the requirements for Endorsement® by guiding one’s development of knowledge, skills & best practices, gained through specialized experiences (education, work, in-service training, and reflective supervision/consultation).

The Competency Guidelines® are comprised of 8 domains:

  • Theoretical Foundations
  • Law, Regulation & Agency Policy
  • Systems Expertise
  • Direct Service Skills
  • Working with Others
  • Communicating
  • Thinking
  • Reflection

Access Your Copy of the Competency Guidelines Here

Please note: Copyright law does allow individuals to print out or make ONE copy of copyrighted material for personal, non-commercial purposes only. None of the copyrighted Endorsement® documents included here may be reproduced, displayed, distributed, or otherwise used in any format, including electronically, without the express written consent of MI-AIMH. Legal action will be taken against those who violate the copyright.

Program Crosswalks 

The Competency Guidelines® are already aligned with many in-service trainings and evidence-based practice models.  The following crosswalks are available for use and reference: