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Thank you for your interest in PSI Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C). If you meet all requirements for the certification exam, please fill out the following application. You may be asked for additional documentation to determine eligibility. 

For more information about the exam and requirements, and to view the PMH-C Handbook, please visit: http://www.postpartum.net/professionals/certification/

If we approve your application, Pearson VUE will direct you to register for the exam at your nearest testing center. Testing centers are available throughout the world and can be found on the Pearson VUE/PSI webpage.
If you have not met all prerequisites, please do not apply at this time.
Email certification@postpartum.net with any questions.

Postpartum Support International
Certification in Perinatal Mental Health
Exam Application

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Education and Certifications

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements for education:

Psychotherapy/Mental Health Track - Graduate Degree
Psychopharmacology/Psychiatry/Prescriber Track - Medical Degree or Advanced Practice Nursing Degree
Affiliated Profession Track (Nurses, Doulas, Lactation, Social Support, Occupational or Physical Therapists, Dietitians, and others) - Professional Credential

Academic background (list up to 4):
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PhD or PsyD
M.D. or D.O.
Nursing Degree
Advanced Nursing Degree
Professional Credential

Professional Licenses (list up to 2):
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Other Certifications (list up to 4):
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Professional Experience

Candidates are required to have at least 2 years of experience in your professional field, including work with the perinatal population. Share your relevant work experience below.

Provider Occupation

If checked "Other", please list details:

0-1 year (new to the field, recently graduated, etc.)
2-4 years
5-9 years
10-14 years
15-19 years
20-24 years
25 or more years


Prior Training Experience

Candidate requirements include training from accredited organizations. List below any trainings you have attended and would like considered as part of your requirement to sit for this certification exam. There is no guarantee of approval for prior trainings; PSI will determine this on a case-by-case basis. You will need to provide certificates of completion for each training.

Current requirements:
A) Completion of evidence-based perinatal mental health certificate training (14 hours in-person or remote training) and
B) Advanced training (6 hours, which must be in-person, or an approved online course).

See a full list of approved trainings at https://www.postpartum.net/professionals/certification/

Step 1: 14-hour PMHD Training Requirement

PSI - PMD 2-Day Certificate Course Components of Care
PSI/Policy Center - MMH Online Webinar Certificate Course
Seleni Institute - In-Person MMH Intensive
Seleni Institute - Online BUNDLE of MMH Intensive and Perinatal Loss and Grief
Maternal Mental Health Now - Bringing Light to Motherhood
Perinatal Support Washington (PSI Washington) - Prevention, Identification and Treatment PMHD
2021 Perinatal Mental Health Training Conference for Black Birth Workers, Clinicians, and Providers

If you did not take one of the above trainings you cannot complete an application at this time. Email certification@postpartum.net with questions.

Step 2: 6-hour Advanced Training Requirement

PSI - Advanced Psychotherapy
PSI - Advanced Psychopharmacology

If you have not taken an approved advanced training, you cannot complete an application at this time. Email certification@postpartum.net with questions.


Accommodations are to be reserved now, not after you have submitted this application. This is necessary in securing the correct reservation for you with the testing center.

You may be asked to provide additional documentation.

Documentation and Next Steps

You will be sent an email within the next day with instructions on how to submit your experience/training documentation. Applications cannot be approved without documentation.

To expedite approval, applications with complete training records will be reviewed and approved first. Trainings take approximately 2-3 weeks for approval.

If you just completed a PSI training, there may be a slight delay in approvals while we confirm participant records.

If you have not met/completed all of the above requirements, please do not apply at this time.
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