Louisiana Director Credential (2)

 Louisiana Approved Director Credentials

NICCM now offers 2 courses that meet requirements for Director Qualification in Louisiana. The National Administrator Credential (NAC) course offered by NICCM is approved by the Louisiana Department of Education Division of Licensing to comply with the director qualifications required by Bulletin 137 1709.3.  The CDA earned after completing the NICCM's CDA Fast Track Course also complies with the director qualifications required by Bulletin 137 1709.4.

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Both NICCM's National Administrator Credential and NICCM's CDA Fast Track Couse can be completed through a live 3 day events or through the distance learning program on DVD

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NAC Course Information:

The NAC course offered by NICCM can be used to qualify as a child care center director in Louisiana  as outlined in Bulletin 137 - Louisiana Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations.

NICCM's National Administrator Credential  can be completed through a live 2 and a half day event or through the Web Based Distance Learning Program.  

The National Institute of Child Care Management will be available to you by e-mail, or phone to answer your questions and guide you through the credential process.  Participants will receive the prestigious "National Administrator Credential" (NAC) upon completion of the Conference, the Praxis and the Examination.

NICCM is the only national Director Credentialing organization to offer a Web Based Distance Learning Program.  Participants who are unable to attend a live conference can now receive the same quality training that participants at one of our live conferences receive.  The Distance learning program includes access to a video recording of the conference through a web based login, 350 page manual and a final exam and praxis. Each participant has up to 6 months to complete the course once they are registered.

The NAC Course is divided into 5 Sessions each containing 2 distinct units of study. Each session is approximately 4 hours long. Participants can sign up for individual sessions or complete all 5 sessions and the Test/Praxis to earn their Director Credential. (45 contact hours/45 CEU's)

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CDA Fast Track Course Information: 

Get CDA Ready in as few as 3 Days.

We know how easy it is to get so wrapped up in doing your job – that days, weeks, months, and even years go by before you even realize it.  Now – like never before – it is vitally important to plan for your career, your life, AND your future.  At NICCM and HandPrint, we are committed to helping you achieve your goals and dreams AND we have developed a FAST TRACK method to help you do this. 

The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a nationally accepted early childhood credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition. The CDA Fast Track course helps participants understand and meet the requirements of the Child Development Associate (CDA). 

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Louisiana Child Care Licensing Rules:

BULLETIN 137 - Louisiana Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations

A.   The director/director designee shall be at least 21 years of age.

B.   The director/director designee shall have documentation of at least one of the following upon date of hire as director or director designee:

3.   a national administrator credential and one year experience in a licensed early learning center, or comparable setting, plus 6 credit hours in child care, child development or early childhood or 90 clock hours of training in child care, child development or early childhood, subject to approval by the Licensing Division;

4.   a child development associate credential (CDA) and one year of experience in a licensed early learning center, or comparable setting, subject to approval by the Licensing Division;




Registration Fees: NAC & 3 Day CDA Fast Track    Entire Conference
Early Registration (30+ Days in Advance)   $439.00
Regular Registration (30-8 Days in Advance)   $489.00
Late Registration (Within 7 Days of the Event)   $539.00
Distance Learning Program (Web-Based Online Video)    
Distance Learning Program    $489.00


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