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Welcome to the Institute

The Institute offers Family Support Professionals everywhere the opportunity to learn new skills and grow their careers. Through engaging, online modules and a personalized professional development plan, professionals take charge of their growth and advancement.

All Institute modules and the Career Compass are based on the National Core Competency Framework (Spanish). Supervisor modules are based on the National Supervisor Competency Framework.

Let's Get Started!
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First, take the Pre-Assessment

The Pre-Assessment is designed to assess your current knowledge of the content areas prioritized by the National Family Support Professional Competency Framework.

Check Your Knowledge

Visit your Career Compass

After completing the Pre-Assessment, get a summary of your knowledge in your Career Compass. The Career Compass is based on the National Family Support Competency Framework, a shared model of competencies and skills that all home visitors share.

See your Compass

Home Visiting 103: Professional Practice

This module describes qualities and behaviors that are essential to family support professio...

Learn more in our library of modules

Discover our library of modules to expand your knowledge and skills in areas such as child development, family engagement, and early childhood education. Test your knowledge by completing the quizzes at the end of each module and earn certificates to showcase your achievements.

Build your Knowledge

Show your chops with the Certification Exam

The National Family Support Certification Exam has been developed to test the knowledge of family support professionals in each of the domains outlined in the National Family Support Competency Framework for Direct Service Professionals. The exam has been tested by family support professionals and validated by a team of testing experts to offer a quality and non-discriminatory exam.

Get Certified
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