New PMHS Eligibility Pathways

3 Pathways Now Available!
August 16, 2023

New PMHS Exam Eligibility Pathways

The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board is excited to share that two new pathways are now open for meeting Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS) exam eligibility. 
Don’t have 2,000 clinical hours in pediatric developmental, behavioral, or mental health care (DBMH) in the past 5 years for primary care to meet the Traditional Pathway criteria? Now you have options: 

The PMHS exam is offered 4 times per year. See our exam eligibility webpage for all details including foundational certification and licensure requirements. 

Kids are in crisis. As an advocate for child, adolescent, and young adult emotional wellness, you are in a unique position to make a difference with PMHS-confirmed knowledge and confidence. 
Visit our website to learn more. We hope to see your application soon!


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