In-Service Training FAQs
How do I qualify to be a trainer?
View and print the Non-Exempt Trainer Packet or call the In-service Training Consultant at the Division of Child Development and Early Education at 1-800-859-0829 (in state only). The webmaster can also forward your request for the Non-Exempt Trainer Packet to the In-Service Training Consultant at this link.
I completed a curriculum education course (either on-line or in person) at an accredited 2 or 4 year college; can I count those hours toward my in-service hours?
Yes, one semester credit hour is equal to 16 contact hours. The course must relate to one of the nine topic areas in the Law and also relate to your job responsibilities in the child care facility.
I would like to take an on-line continuing education course from an accredited 2 or 4 year college; will this count toward my in-service training hours?
Yes, the course must relate to one of the nine topic areas in the law and also relate to your job responsibilities in the child care facility. This would include correspondence format such as professional journal reading.
Can I take a course from a correspondence school and count the hours for in-service training?
The school or agency must have applied for and received distance learning approval from the Division. The approval should be listed in their printed materials or on their website. Courses taken prior to the approval cannot be used for in-service training hours. Get more information on the distance learning approval through the distance learning approval chart.
I would like to take an on-line course; will this count toward my in-service hours?
Unless the course is offered by an accredited 2 or 4 year college, the training agency must have applied for and received distance learning approval from the Division. The approval should be listed in their printed materials or on their website. Courses taken prior to the approval cannot be used for in-service training hours. Get more information on in-service training hours through the distance learning approval chart.
I lost some of my training certificates; can you replace them?
DCD does not have copies of specific training certificates. You would need to contact the sponsor of the training session or the individual instructor. The rosters from approved training sessions are to be on file at the sponsoring agency for three years. Child care staff are strongly encouraged to maintain their own professional development file at home that contains proof of all their training sessions.
I have a concern about a First Aid/CPR Instructor; who do I call?
First contact the national organization or local training center that certified the instructor. You are also encouraged to call the In-service Training Consultant toll free 1-800-859-0829 (in state calls only). You may want to contact your own Regulatory Consultant if the concern could result in a Child Care Rule violation.
I have a concern about a training session I attended.
Always complete the evaluation form honestly and give constructive feedback. You can call the In-service Training Consultant to report your concern toll free 1-800-859-0829.
I donít see my agency listed in the Exempt Organizations document on your website?
Please call the In-service Training Consultant to address this issue toll free 1-800-859-0829.
How does my agency apply to become an Exempt Training Organization?
Complete and submit this form: Exempt Agency Questionnaire
I work with an Exempt Agency and I need the current training packet or forms.
Here is the Exempt In-service Training packet.
We are having a one day training event, conference or professional development day do we have to have it approved?
Yes, complete and submit the Conference One Day Training Approval form at least 15 business days prior to the event.
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