Beginning July 1st, 2021 some certification fees have increased. See the chart below for details.
The following stipulations were also approved:
CYCCB has implemented the same rates since it launched in 2008. The Board continues to prioritize keeping rates low to maintain access to the credentials. As operating costs have increased, CYCCB has needed to raise some fees to compensate. The CYCCB credentials continue to be the most cost-effective way for CYC Practitioners and organizations to demonstrate that they are meeting the highest standards in the child and youth care industry.
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|LATE FEE||$50||No change|
CYCCB’s Current Priorities and Accomplishments
CYCCB was formed by the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice (ACYCP) in 2008 to oversee the implementation of the CYC-P professional certification. Over the past 10 years, much has been accomplished to establish and expand the CYC Certification.
The international certification effort continues to be an excellent example of what can be accomplished when CYC practitioners work across silos to accomplish a common goal. The most important work of CYCCB continues to be accomplished by volunteers working in conjunction with the Board and office staff.
We thank the many practitioners who have served on our Board and committees. Many of our leadership have been involved for more than 10 years. CYCCB’s mission could not have been accomplished without the thousands of unpaid volunteer hours donated by this group and others.
CYCCB is truly an international effort that provides a place for expertise to be brought together for the common good of CYC practitioners, the profession, and the millions of young people we serve.
CYCCB is now the largest international CYC certification program in the world.
CYCCB is currently involved in Strategic Planning to set goals and direction for the next 3 years. CYCCB has completed similar planning processes 3 times in its history. Each plan has been over 90% attained by the next planning session.
Over the last 12 years, CYCCB has:
In June CYCCB implemented virtually proctored online testing in Canada. Over the next two months, CYCCB expects to have similar online testing available, at all certification levels, available in any location in the US and Canada. This will significantly improve CYC practitioner access to testing and certification.
CYCCB is implementing the Canadian CYC-P testing program first and will implement testing in the US at the Entry, Associate, and Professional levels over the next 2 months. Many Canadian Provinces are still locked down due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. CYCCB estimates that there are over 100 CYC practitioners in Canada waiting for testing. Many completed their applications during the Pandemic and only need to complete testing to become fully certified. Testing is currently available when staff are available to monitor and support testing. Sign up for testing. The CYCCB Office will contact you to schedule a date and time. More information will be available on the CYCCB website soon.
Check back for implementation updates as the process unfolds.The virtual testing program was co-developed by CYCCB working with their partner, Indiana University (IU). CYCCB Board member and Faculty at IU Bloomington, Dr. Deborah Getz, worked with a team of CYCCB staff and Board members for three months to design, implement, and test the program. The key question that had to be addressed was “how do you conduct testing without a live proctor while assuring that test takers are not taking unfair advantage or copying the exam contents?” The efficacy of the testing program is based on the idea that test takers are taking the exams fairly. In the past, no testing was conducted without a live proctor in the exam environment. This has worked well over the 13 years that CYCCB has been conducting certification testing in the US and Canada. With the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic, it was clear that another solution was needed. The virtual testing program uses the Respondus Lockdown Browser and video monitoring system.
Read the complete news release.
"The online format is easy to navigate and convenient to use. I was thrilled to be able to access the exam from my home at a time convenient to my schedule."
“The new online format was simple to navigate, and ongoing support was available when I needed help!”
"I appreciated the convenience of the online exam. I thought the process was very straight forward. Setup instructions were easy to follow and I was well supported throughout the process. I really appreciated the opportunity to complete the exam in advance of being able to gather again in light of the pandemic."
"Taking the certification exam online was a great experience. Meeting my proctor, Dr. Getz, for a chat a few days before the exam helped to ease my test taking anxiety. She walked me through setting up the required software and answered any questions I had, and she made sure I had her contact information in case any difficulties arose. Being able to take the exam in the comfort of my own home allowed me to go at my own pace and not compare myself to others who may have taken less time than I did. As a result, I believe I was able to fully concentrate on doing my best without any distractions. I passed with flying colours and overall, it was a very comfortable and enjoyable process! Thank you, Dr. Getz and all involved in bringing the exam to the online environment!"
What do CYCs think are the 3 most important issues in the field?
What salaries and benefits are CYCs receiving?
These are two important questions that the Association for Child and Youth Work Practice (ACYCP) leadership wants to better understand. The ACYCP Board is conducting a survey of CYCs to better understand what CYCs think should be prioritized and what are typical working conditions in the field. The information will be used to mount a public awareness campaign to highlight the essential role of CYCs in the lives of children, youth, and families in our communities. It will be focused on the issues identified in the survey.
CYCCB has agreed to help with the project by sending the survey to all CYCs who have tested or become certified. In addition, we will be sharing it with our Board members and Advisory Committee. CYCCB leadership thinks this is an important way that all of us can collaborate to better understand working conditions and where to best focus public attention.
Certified practitioners are a unique group within the field that needs to be represented. Its important that you take the time to complete the survey. Please only complete the survey once.
All CYCs are invited to distribute the survey to others who might be interested. The easily shared link below can be added to emails or newsletters. It takes most people under 5 minutes to complete the survey.
The survey information is anonymous.
ACYCP is offering a $100 PRE-PAID VISA MASTERCARD. Participants in the survey who would like to sign up for the drawing will find a link at the end of the survey. The link will provide a method for entering the drawing and providing your contact information. The drawing information is NOT CONNECTED to your responses in the survey so all your answers will remain anonymous. The drawing will be held on December 15th, 2020.
SCOPE: The survey is open to anyone working in child, youth, or family services, in any capacity, in any practice setting, and in any geographic region or country. We will be distributing the survey worldwide in collaboration with our international colleagues.
DATA PROTECTION: The information collected in this survey is provided anonymously. It will be reported aggregately so that no individuals are identified.