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PSC-35 and CANS descriptionStart by following the steps below to get certified.


CANS Certification

Step 1: Request Coupon Code

Click here to request your coupon code. You will receive an email with your code once your request has been received and validated.

Step 2: Create Account and Redeem Coupon

The CANS online course and exam must be accessed through the Praed Foundation website using your coupon code. First download the step by step instructions and then go to the CANS website.

CANS website  Download User's Guide

Step 3: Complete Online Course

As shown in the User Guide, you will need to complete the San Diego CANS 1.0 course, unless you attended one of the in-person trainings.

Step 4: Pass Certification Exam

You will need to successfully complete the certification exam once each year, with a correlation score of .7 or higher. If you attended an in-person training and passed the certification exam after May 15, 2018 please email

Resources for CANS and PSC-35

Need forms, manuals, explanation sheets or MHOMS training? Go to the CASRC site here.
Are you a SuperUser, Program Manager, or Clinical Supervisor looking for tools to help your staff get ready to use the CANS beginning July 1st, 2018? For additional resources see the CYF Outcomes Resources page.

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