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Family Service Certification

Online • On-Demand

This certification provides Family Service Workers the opportunity to demonstrate a mastery of a comprehensive series of skills.


Specifically designed for the experienced Family Service Worker, this certification will systematically walk the participant through a comprehensive series of skills, providing opportunities to prove mastery of each skill. The compilation of this experience is a professional e-portfolio that candidates may use as part of their professional development transcript.

Course Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Skill check, no instruction

Requirements/Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Leadership and Management, Support Services

Completion Timeline/Duration: Four months

Meeting Times: Elective office hours offered weekly for additional support

Course Outline

Course Author


Tapping into nearly 50 years of experience, research, and advocacy work, The Academy Team at The National Head Start Association has used the highest standards to create this course to support the professional growth and development of Head Start and Early Head Start staff and leadership across the country.

Registration Rates

Regular Rate: $2,995

NHSA Member Rate: $1,195

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  • Online, Self Paced Content
  • Live Office Hours
  • Digital Badge
  • Certificate of Completion
  • An exclusive in-person session at NHSA’s National Head Start Conference in April will be offered for candidates who are awarded the certification.

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