NCSA Mission + Purpose
For Families + Professionals
The NCSA was founded as the Industry Association and Certification Entity for Newborn Care Specialists
We have the registered trademark for the use of the title Certified Newborn Care Specialst® and the use of the post-nominal title CNCS® to give families peace of mind when hiring Certified Newborn Care Specialists.
We are a non-profit organization run by volunteers that also offers scholarships for NCS training and support for families with limited resources in urgent need of newborn care.
To establish and maintain the certification standard for Newborn Care Specialists. To adhere to US national standards for certification programs.
To develop and administer the NCSA certification exam for assessment of competency in the practice of newborn care.
To award Newborn Care Specialists that meet all certification requirements for the time-limited designation of Certified Newborn Care Specialist® (CNCS®).
To establish and maintain the re-certification process.
To monitor and enforce continued compliance with all certification requirements.
To oversee ongoing education in the field of newborn care and to raise the standard for quality in the Newborn Care Specialist industry.
To assist and support NCSA members to be the best resource a family can hire.
To be an advocate for the Newborn Care Specialist industry as a whole.
To be a resource for Agencies and families so they can rely on the use of the protected trademark for Certified Newborn Care Specialist® and CNCS®, and know they can hire newborn caregivers who are verified and entirely up to date with their knowledge and experience.
“Babies are such a nice way to start people.”
- DON HERALD -