Frequently Asked Questions
IN-AJSOP is committed to being an ongoing resource, reference and guide for Indiana’s professional treatment community. If you do not find the answer you need, please contact us and we will be in touch promptly.
How do I keep my credentials?
We are excited to announce that IN-AJSOP transitioned to an all electronic environment. We believe that this transition will provide greater ease in the re-credentialing process and improve our overall communications to our partners and to the community at large. The changes to this process are like the systems for most behavioral health licensure renewals and will have several advantages and ease of use features.
- Renewal of listing/application will be due by November 21 of each even year- starting in 2018. This will keep Indiana mental health licensure and IN AJSOP credentials on the same year cycles.
- A processing fee of $75 (CSAYC) and $50 (CSAYP) is due November 21, each even numbered year.
- Certificates will be mailed to all who complete the renewal process, pay the respective fee, and are approved for renewal. The membership page will reflect renewed credentialed providers by December 15 on each even numbered year- starting in
- Duplicate certificates will be issued at a $25 fee.
- Through the renewal process, you will have the opportunity to attest for the 20 hours of required CEUs. There is a process of randomly selected continuing education reviews to verify required training.
Where do I send my CEU certificates?
Certificates are for your records and will only need to be submitted if you are audited. It is required that licensees maintain copies of their CEU records for a period of four (4) years in the event they are audited by the Board
What if I do not complete the new online credentialing?
IN-AJSOP is utilizing this online launch to place all providers on the same renewal cycle. At this time, all providers MUST complete the online listing. As part of the listing, you can choose to be public or hidden on the directory website.
What if I do not want my information public on the website?
As part of the directory listing application, you will have an option to opt out of the public seeing your information. All information provided on the directory listing will be reviewed by IN-AJSOP to ensure the privacy of those who request.
What are the benefits of being credentialed?
A. Historically, parents, professionals, and others in the State of Indiana have had no reliable way of determining whether a provider or an agency is appropriately trained and equipped to intervene with the sexually maladaptive population. IN-AJSOP credentialing ensures professionals, referral sources, and the public that the practitioner has received appropriate training and has demonstrated competency in best practice standards in this regard. The credential also ensures the public that the provider is maintaining their credential through continued study, research and education.
B. The State of Indiana Department of Child Services requires that practitioners who provide services to sexually maladaptive youth be:
- Credentialed as required by the contracting process or
- In field instruction status with IN-AJSOP and under clinical supervision of an active CSAYC
Are there any scholarships available?
Yes. The Indiana Youth Institute has supported individuals pursuing training through IN-AJSOP.
Where can I get CEUs and what are the criteria?
CEUs can be obtained through NASW, APA, IN-AJSOP and other licensing and credentialing bodies. In general, the only stipulation for CEU credit is that the training content is supported by research and that the content of the training is applicable to the treatment of youth with sexual behavior problems. Adult specific training in any area does not qualify.
What happens if I am credentialed and I leave the agency I work for?
Individuals are credentialed, not agencies. IN-AJSOP encourages credentialed providers to cooperate with agencies and to adhere to any agreements or agency policies regarding the separation of employment.
Is there a yearly membership fee?
No. There are no membership fees. However, with the new web directory and listing there is a fee associated for administrative fees of maintaining the website. The following fees were established in 2018 a fee of $75 (CSAYC) and $50 (CSAYP) is due November 21, each even numbered year.
Does the State of Indiana require certification/credentialing?
No. Credentialing is voluntary in the State of Indiana. It is noted, however that the State will not endorse and does not fund services for sexually maladaptive youth unless provided or supervised by a credentialed professional. Many agencies require that professionals working with the SMY population be credentialed or be in the process of being credentialed.
What if my credential has lapsed?
If you do not complete the online listing/application process by the require time frames on even numbered years, your credentials will expire.
How can I get more involved in IN-AJSOP?
How can I find a credentialed provider in a certain area?
Visit our directory site at https://in-ajsopdirectory.com/ where one can search via credential and/or location
How can I become a field instructor?
IN-AJSOP approves field instructors on the following criteria:
1. CSAYC credentials for minimum of 2 years
2. Licensed mental health professional in the State of Indiana
3. Completed and Signed Application form
4. Submitted Resume
5. Completed Assessment (HIPPA approved) with 2 risk tools
6. Submitted Written Letter of Recommendation from current employer
7. Submitted Written letter of Recommendation from other professional in the field
8. Endorsement from CSAYC field instructor- if applicable.
9. Attend field instructor training at least once a year to maintain status
Endorsements are considered on a case by case process via board approval; submission of all listed material would need to be provided and a written request for the endorsement.
Submission of material to IN-AJSOP at [email protected] for board approval.
Board meetings are held monthly, and applications will be reviewed at the next scheduled meeting. Feedback and or approval will be provided within a week of the board review.