GUIDELINES TO OBTAIN NCSA APPROVAL FOR YOUR COURSE
Thank you for your interest in having your course on the NCSA website as an approved NCSA training course.
- Please submit your entire manual, along with the $250.00 non-refundable fee for approval and addition to the NCSA website.
- Our Literary Director will read through your manual and make note of anything that is missing, that we require for approval.
- Your manual should contain general newborn care; information on breastfeeding, formula and swaddling, as well as a lot of other important information pertaining to newborns.
- Once the Literary Director has read through your manual she will provide you with a copy of the NCSA test, and let you know what if any information is missing.
- The applicant will receive one more review of their class for approval at no charge. You will be able to add the missing material, and resubmit your manual for approval.
- If you have further questions concerning the approval or submittal of your manual please contact our Literary Director, Nancy Gerberding.
GUIDELINES FOR APPROVAL
Your manual must comply with these guidelines to be approved, and to remain on the NCSA website. After your manual is approved, you will be asked to sign this guideline page, and follow these guidelines to remain on our website. Failure to do so will result in immediate revocation and removal of your information.
In order to be listed on the NCSA’s website as an approved course, you must:
- Have the course taught by a CERTIFIED Newborn Care Specialist with at least 5 years of personal hands-on, experience, in a private setting.
- Include all of the necessary information needed for a student to pass the NCSA test, as well as general newborn care; breastfeeding/formula; duties and information on how to become a Certified NCS (the test was created as part of the requirements for becoming a Certified Newborn Care Specialist) resumes and professional information, etc. We also highly recommend a question and answer section at the end of each chapter.
- Encourage students to become members of the NCSA and also become certified with the NCSA.
- Submit your manual every two years to be reapproved for inclusion on the NCSA website as an approved course. There will be a fee of $50.00 to do this.
- Acknowledge or make reference to copyrighted material used in the manual.
- Contain a page telling students about the NCSA and its’ website so they can find the application and begin the process of becoming certified. (attached to this email)
- Follow the NCSA Code of Ethics listed below.
I agree to:
- Always speak the truth in any given situation.
- Provide the highest quality education available to candidates, including, but not limited to, information necessary for a candidate to pass the NCSA test and begin the certification process.
- Be professional, respectful, courteous, unbiased and morally responsible.
- Teach from this manual in good faith.
- Provide students with updated industry-standard information and resources.