Toddler playing on floor during visitEarly intervention (EI) practitioners in Virginia must apply for state recertification to provide EI services every three years. When recertifying, practitioners must:

  1. Meet discipline-specific requirements

  2. Complete 30 hours of training over the three-year certification period in any of the following content areas related to early intervention:

    • Evidence-based practices

    • Changes in policies, procedures, and practices

    • Topics identified on the practitioner’s professional development plan; and

    • Training needed for new responsibilities

  3. Complete an online application and signify agreement with the assurances on the application. The application must be completed at least 30 business days before the current certification expires.

Practitioners, such as service coordinators, who are certified as EI Case Managers must also complete Kaleidoscope training within 15 months of initial certification (unless the training was completed prior to certification).

Applying for Recertification

Practitioners can complete the application for recertification on the site below:

overviewEI Certification Database (external website)
Visit this site to login to the account you created when applying for your initial EI certification. Click on “My Applications” to complete your “renewal” application. You can apply for recertification for Early Intervention Professional, Early Intervention Specialist, or Early Intervention Case Manager.

For question about your application, email David Mills at

For more detailed information about recertification, read Chapter 12 in the Infant & Toddler Connection of VA’s Practice Manual (external website).

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