This certificate is designed to meet the standards for the Family Specialist Credential (FSC) of the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA). The Family Specialist Credential is for professionals who are prepared to provide direct services to families, such as Family Case Workers, Parent Educators, or Family Advocates. Upon successful completion of the required credential course work, students will be eligible to apply for FSC Level 5 from INCCRRA.
Applicants for the FSC certificate must major in Family Social Services and must meet INCCRRA FSC credential requirements for Level 5. To earn the credential, students must maintain a good academic standing in the university, achieve a minimum grade of C in each credential course, achieve a GPA of 2.5 in all certificate courses, and complete all certificate coursework within five academic years.