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Center for Effective Practice
Credentials Program
Basic Health Services Credentials Program
Providing comprehensive, high quality services to children and their families requires skilled health service professionals. NHSA offers a credential specifically focused on critical health support services.

What Happened to the Family Services Credential?

The NHSA Family Services Credential Program is suspended. All Credential Registrations submitted on or before Thursday, October 19, 2017, will be honored, and we thank you for your continued patience and flexibility. We are currently in the process of reviewing each application and/or portfolio received on or before October 19, 2017. We expect to have updated results in the next 30-60 days and will communicate with you via email within that timeframe regarding the next steps on your application and/or portfolio. We appreciate your patience during this ongoing process. If you have any questions please contact
For future Family Services Credential inquiries, please note that the Family Development Credential® Instructor’s Training Institute will be offered at our upcoming Parent and Family Engagement Conference, December 4th-7th, 2017 in Austin, TX for an additional fee. This three-day training will also be offered at the NHSA National Conference, Managers and Directors Academy, and Parent and Family Engagement Conference in 2018, 2019, and 2020. For additional information about the FDC program, visit the National FDC™ website, (10/27/2017).


The NHSA Health Services Credentials Program is designed especially for health services providers! Work at your own pace over a four (4) month period to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in a self-study, portfolio-based format. Registration is open year round, so enrollment can occur at any time! Visit the Potential Candidates page to learn more. Or if you are a current Credential candidate visit the Current Candidates page for valuable information.

To register click the button below.

Potential Candidates

To learn more about the NHSA Health Services Credentials Program click the button below.

Current Candidates

Already enrolled in the NHSA Health Services Credentials Program?

Click the button below for important information, such as, writing Activity responses, requesting an extension, submitting your portfolio, and the review timeline.