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Virtual ERS-3 Certification

Want to deepen your knowledge of the Environment Rating Scales? ERS Certification is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of the scales with the support of our state anchors. ERS-3 Full-Day and Cultural Awareness training are a requirement before becoming certified and must have been completed within the last year. Certification in the Environment Rating Scales provides early childhood professionals with a live opportunity to use the skills gained in training. Being certified shows that you are capable of observing in classrooms using the Environment Rating Scales and that you have additional expertise. Participants wishing to go through the certification process should email the IRR Team at Clayton to set up a date for each scale they want to certify. Virtual certification entails completing a series of modules through Google Forms. The participants will have a full week to complete a virtual certification and will have a one-hour consultation upon completion with a highly trained IRR Team member, who will answer questions about the virtual certification process. This certification is valid for one year, and participants must go through the process every year to maintain certification. If your certification lapses, re-training on the Environment Rating Scale and Cultural Awareness will be required. 


Announcing Virtual ERS-3 certifications! We have developed a virtual ERS certification process for coaches wishing to obtain Clayton ERS Certification in ECERS-3, ITERS-3, and FCCERS-3. 

ERS Questions? Contact the IRR Team.
Want to schedule your certification? Complete a
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