Q and A Training

Q. Where can I find information about Online System Overview?

A. Information about registering for Online System Overview can be found on the EI Training Program website. Applications may be submitted once the applicant has received the certificate from Online System Overview. The System Overview Follow-Up session must be completed before the credential can be issued.

Q. When should the System Overview Training be completed? Can students take the training prior to graduation?

A. System Overview Training can be completed at anytime. Both the Online and Follow-Up sessions must be completed before a credential can be issued. Online System Overview Follow-Up (SOFU) must be taken within 1 year of Online System Overview or Online System Overview will need to be repeated before SOFU can be taken. Online System Overview and Online System Overview Follow-Up that has been completed within 3 years of making application for an Illinois Early Intervention Credential will be accepted. If completed longer than 3 years prior to making application for the credential, individuals will need to repeat both.

Q. How do I obtain credit for an EI video from the Clearinghouse?

A. Download the Video Request Form from the EI Training Program. Complete the form, follow the directions on the website for processing. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

Q. How do I know if my trainings are approved for EI credit?

A. Please check your training certificates with the EI Training Program’s website. Pull up the training you attended, making sure it is for the same date. Check to see how many hours and what areas of credit were awarded for the training. Many trainings are awarded partial credit because the scope of the training is not solely on birth to three.

Q. I saw a limit of 5 hours of video. What does this mean? Are online trainings and webinars part of this?

A. A maximum of 5 hours of EI Video credit may be used for every 30 hours of continuing education submitted for renewal and/or core knowledge area documentation purposes. The 5 hours limitation applies only to videos checked out from the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Online trainings and webinars are not counted as video credit.