REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
NEWBORN CARE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION
1. Complete a Newborn Care Specialist Course approved by the NCSA. Click HERE to see the list of approved courses.
2. Pay for and pass the NCSA Certification Test. To pass this test, the applicant must correctly answer 160 of the 200 questions. In the event the applicant does not pass the test, they can retest one further time.
3. Pay membership registration fee. $25
4. Log into the NCSA and set up an account filling out all the applicable forms before submitting.
5. Submit current CPR Certification. CPR Class must be taken in person – online classes are not accepted.
6. Submit a current background check. If the applicant does not have a current background check, they can order one here: https://www.enannysource.com/Nanny-Background-Check.aspx
Choose the Gold package.
Enter Candidate Information: Should be their own information.
Enter Your Information: They should enter Nancy Hamm, email@example.com
Enter Your Billing Information: Enter your own information for credit card purposes.
7. Read an approved book on newborns. Acceptable books are: Your Amazing Newborn by Klaus & Klaus, The Mind of Your Newborn Baby by Chamberlain, Caring for your Baby and Young Child – The American Academy of Pediatrics (the first 3 months only) or Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality by Jang & Shu.
8. Read an approved book on sleep and routine. Acceptable books are: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Weissbluth, No Cry Sleep Solution, Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Pantley & Sears, On Becoming Baby Wise by Ezzo & Bucknam, The Content Little Baby: The Simple Secrets of Calm, Confident Parenting by Ford, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby by Hogg & Blau, The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems by Hogg & Blau or The New Contented Little Baby Book: The Secret to Calm and Confident Parenting by Ford
9. Submit current resume with references listed. Resume must include applicants contact information, education and past job experience. Please list all jobs worked in the following format: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY, WE WILL NOT MAKE EXCEPTIONS.
Clients Name, email address, dates worked, short description of job (i.e.: twins, preemies, sleep trained etc.)
Jane and Steve Todd Steve@gmail.com MUST PROVIDE A CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS FOR CONTACT.
Jan 14, 2016 – March 1, 2016 MOST ALLOWABLE HOURS FOR 3 MONTHS DUTY ARE: 672 for 7 days a week and 480 for 5 days a week.
Preemie twin girls. Breastfed, reflux, sleep trained
NOTE: If your resume is not submitted in the above form it will be deleted and you will lose your application fee. You will have to begin the process all over.
Applicants must have worked a minimum of 1800 hours in the last 2 years. Please note that only jobs with babies 12 weeks or younger will be credited toward the hour minimum. Also, a maximum of 8 hours per day will be counted.* IT IS YOUR JOB TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE HOURS REQUIRED TO BECOME CERTIFIED. IF YOU SUBMIT A RESUME THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE HOURS IT WILL BE DELETED, WE WILL NOT ASK YOU TO RE-DO IT. YOU HAVE ONE CHANCE TO DO THIS CORRECTLY. CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK THAT THE RESUME IS IN THE CORRECT FORM AND THAT YOU HAVE THE REQUIRED HOURS IN THE ALLOTTED TIME FRAME.
10. Complete and submit the NCSA’s Self-Evaluation form.
NOTE: All documents must be submitted within 30 days of payment and application. If all documentation is not received during that time, the applicant will need to reapply, repay and resubmit all documents again.
Once all these requirements are met, the applicant will receive a Basic or Advanced Certification. A Basic certification is for applicants who have 1800-2499 hours. For applicants with over 2500 hours, an Advanced certification will be awarded. Certifications are valid for 1 year, after which time, the certificate will need to be renewed.
All certifications are approved at the discretion of the NCSA Board.