NYSPEP'S mission is to promote and improve parenting education, in order to enhance parenting skills, knowledge and behavior.

What is the NYSPEP Parenting Educator Credential?

The NYSPEP Parenting Educator Credential is a professional recognition system that formally assesses and acknowledges professional parenting educators' education, training, skills and experience and also serves as a career path for those in the field. The Credential allows government, and other funders and stakeholders to rely on well-defined and uniform domains of competence, while the public is assured of broad expertise that enables educators to meet parents' individual needs. The Credential gives parenting educators professional visibility and demonstrates their commitment to accountability, professional growth, and continued practice in the field of parenting education. 

Credential applicants submit a portfolio documenting their competency learned through education, training, and experience. A volunteer panel of professionals in the field throughout New York State rigorously evaluates applicant portfolios in order to establish and grant certification to those professionals who are worthy of the NYSPEP Credential.

Learn more about the NYSPEP Parenting Educator Credential:

Find a NYSPEP Credentialed Parenting Educator

NYSPEP Credentialed Educators are delivering quality educational programs for parents across the state of New York. To find a NYSPEP Credentialed Parenting Educator in your area, look at NYSPEP Credentialed Parenting Editors

How Do I Apply for the NYSPEP Parenting Educator Credential?

NYSPEP encourages all those who support families and facilitate the growth and development of parents through support and education to apply for the Parenting Educator Credential, regardless of work setting or job title. The NYSPEP Credential encourages and recognizes an educator's professional growth and development through a portfolio-based demonstration of the parenting educator's competence, gives parenting educators professional visibility and demonstrates their commitment to accountability, professional growth, and continued practice in the field of parenting education. Three levels of certification recognize increasing levels of education, training, and experience.

Learn more about the Credential application process:

Any questions about the NYSPEP Credential and the application process may be directed to the Credential Coordinator at Credential@nyspep.org.