Toddler playing on floor during visitEarly intervention (EI) practitioners in Virginia must apply for state recertification to provide EI services every three years. When recertifying, practitioners must:

  1. Meet discipline-specific requirements

  2. Complete 30 hours of training over the three-year certification period in any of the following content areas related to early intervention:

    • Evidence-based practices

    • Changes in policies, procedures, and practices

    • Topics identified on the practitioner’s professional development plan; and

    • Training needed for new responsibilities

  3. Complete an online application and signify agreement with the assurances on the application. The application must be completed at least 30 business days before the current certification expires.

Practitioners, such as service coordinators, who are certified as EI Case Managers must also complete Kaleidoscope training within 15 months of initial certification (unless the training was completed prior to certification).

Applying for Recertification

Practitioners can complete the application for recertification on the site below:

overviewTrac-IT EI Certification (external website)
Visit this site using your TRAC-IT User ID and password. Click on “Certification” then “Manage Certifications” and complete your renewal application for Early Intervention Professional, Early Intervention Specialist or Early Intervention Case Manager.

For questions about your application status or the application process, please email David Mills at

For more information about recertification, read Chapter 12 Personnel from the Infant & Toddler Connection of VA’s Practice Manual (external website).

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