Professional Associations

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Professional Membership Associations Recognized by the CYC Institute

Individual membership in a relevant professional association is a certification requirement. The organizations listed below are recognized by the CYC Certification Institute in the states listed. Individual membership in any of these organizations meets the certification requirement for membership in a professional organization. In some states, only listed associations are recognized.

Certified practitioners working and living outside of Texas may choose organizations in the state of residence to meet the recertification requirement for individual membership in an approved professional organization. Please contact the state office for advance approval of organizations not listed before using them to meet certification requirements. The association must fit within the description provided here to qualify.

TEXAS

TYCCWA
Texas Youth and Child Care Worker Association
Email:  cycinformation@aol.com
Web Site: www.tyccwa.org

TNOYS
Texas Network of Youth Services
Email:  info@tnoys.org
Web Site: www.tnoys.org

TAEYC
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children
Web Site: www.texasaeyc.org

TFFA
Texas Foster Family Association
Email:  texasfosterfamilyassn@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.tffa.org

TJDA
Texas Juvenile Detention Association
Web Site: http://www.tjda.us

TAA
Texas After School Association
Email:
Web Site:



NATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

ACYCP
Association for Child and Youth Care Practice
Email:  info@acycp.org
Web site:  www.acycp.org
 
NAA
National After School Association
Email:  info@naaweb.org
Web Site: www.naaweb.org

LOUISIANA
All of the associations listed on the left and

LACFA
Louisiana Association of Children & Family Agencies
Email:  info@lacfa.org
Web Site: www.lacfa.org


OHIO

(the only recognized organization is OACYCP)
OACYCP
Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professional
Email:  info@helpingohiokids.org
Web Site:  http://www.helpingohiokids.org


WISCONSIN

WACYCP
Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals
Email:
Web Site: www.wacycp.org

NPJS
National Partnership for Juvenile Services
Email:  help@npjs.org
Web Site: www.npjs.org

NFFA
National Foster Family Association
Email:  Info@NFPAonline.org
Web Site:

If you are practicing outside of Texas, other associations will be accepted if they meet the following criteria:

  • Offers individual membership (agency membership in an organization does not meet the requirement for professional membership). The practitioner must have an individual membership.
  • Supports professionalization of child and youth care practitioners (with the understanding that this can be a passive stance).
  • Offers an ethics code for practitioners and/or endorses the Standards for Practice of North American CYC Professionals.
  • Represents and advocates for child and youth care practitioners.
  • Offers opportunities to: keep up-to-date with developments in foundational and specialized areas of child and youth care practice and participate in education and training opportunities.
NOTE:  These criteria were established by the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice and the National CYC Certification Board, and adopted by the CYC Institute.
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