NICCM Program Options

National Administrators Credential (N.A.C.) $439  Provided by specialists who have successfully worked in the industry in which they provide training.  The NICCM NAC Credential gives an administrator the same type of credibility that being accredited gives a center.  Furthermore, it is a proven fact that credentialed professionals can command higher salaries.

NAC Renewal $109  We have many options to help you renew your NICCM NAC or convert your current non-NICCM credential.  Meeting the requirements for renewing your NICCM NAC is a simple process and carries no additional fee.

Texas Director Credential $439 A “user friendly” two-and-a-half-day option with unsurpassed management training and a competitive price.  NICCM’s Credential Program is an approved Texas Director Credential. 

Florida Director Credential $439  Call  602-476-1422 for more information on how NICCM's NAC can help you earn your Florida Director's Credential. NOW APPROVED by the TEACH Scholarship!

Utah Approved Educational Credential $439 The NICCM NAC is now accepted as a valid "Educational Credential" to meet the qualification for child care center directors.  The CDA earned from the CDA Fast Track course is also an approved Utah Educational Credential. 

Distance Learning $489 Both the NICCM's NAC and the CDA Fast Track Course are available as a convenient and flexible distance/home-based program. Distance Learning Courses are available on DVD and do not require an internet connection. Earn or renew your credential from home.

3-Day CDA Fast Track $439 NICCM’s program will get participants CDA ready in as few as 3 days.  Think this is impossible?  Hundreds of participants have already accomplished this with our program.  Our CDA specialist will walk you through the entire process in ONLY 3 days.  (Also available as a distance program)

Raising the Bar - Staff Training Event $109 This exciting, energetic, and fun packed day will motivate your staff. This inspiring one day event will be a great time for team building for your staff while allowing them to earn up to 10 hours/1 CEU of training. Group Pricing is available! 

Leadership Retreat $109 Experience a more intimate and elite one day Leadership Retreat with Bradley Smith. Receive 10 hours/1 CEU of training. Combine with the Raising the Bar - Staff Training for a 2 day event worth 20 hours/2 CEUs.

*NICCM's Raising the Bar Conference or NICCM's Leadership Retreat  are great options for CDA Renewal, Florida Staff Credential Renewal, NAC Renewal, or Florida Director Credential Renewal.

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What is NICCM?

Oklahoma Director's Credential

 Oklahoma Director's Credential

NICCM now offers 2 courses that meet requirements for Director Credential Requirements in Oklahoma.  The National Administrator Credential (NAC) course offered by NICCM has been approved by the Oklahoma Registry as meeting the "Administration" requirement by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Child Care Services Division in OAC 340 Appendix EE and 340:110-3-7-1(b)(1)(footnote 14).  In addition the CDA earned after completing the  NICCM's CDA Fast Track Course  also complies with the additional "Early Childhood Education" section of  director credential requirements by this same rule OAC 340 Appendix EE and 340:110-3-7-1(b)(1)(footnote 10) 

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 has been approved by the Oklahoma Registry as meeting the requirement by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Child Care Services Division in OAC 340 Appendix EE for the Bronze Level "Administration" section to comply with the director qualifications required by rule 340:110-3-7-1(b)(1).

NICCM's National Administrator Credential  can be completed through a live 2 and a half day event or through the distance learning program on DVD

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 Director Credentialing organization to offer a distance learning program on DVD.  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 a video recording of the conference on DVD, 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)

Click Here For A Description Of Each Unit

 

CDA Fast Track Course Information 

Get CDA Ready in as few as 3 Days.

The CDA earned after the CDA Fast Track course offered by NICCM meets the requirement by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Child Care Services Division in OAC 340 Appendix EE for the Bronze Level "Early Childhood Education" section to comply with the director qualifications required by rule 340:110-3-7-1(b)(1).

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). 

Click Here For Full CDA Fast Track Course Description

Oklahoma Child Care Licensing Rules: 

 

340:110-3-284.1.

(b) Director.
(1) Position specific qualifications. The director:

(A)       is at least 21 year of age;

(B)       has satisfactory work experience;

(C)      has a current bronze or higher level certificate per OAC 340 Appendix EE – Oklahoma Director’s Credential;

(D)      is not a director or master teacher at another program that operates concurrently at any given time; and

E)       has a good understanding of the requirements and program policies.

 

                      Appendix EE. OKLAHOMA DIRECTOR’S CREDENTIAL

Level

General Education

Early Childhood Education

Administration

Experience

Bronze

High School Diploma or GED

6 EDE/CD/SA credit hours(4)

–or- CDA /CCP(10)

-or-

Oklahoma Competency Certificate in ECE(13)

3 admin/mgt credit hours(4)

-or-

Approved Admin Credential (14)

-or-

40 admin/mgt clock hours(15)

12 Months

Footnotes:

10.      Current Child Development Associate (CDA) or Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) Credential

14.      Approved administration/management credential, such as the National Administrator Credential (NAC)

Disclainer:The CDA Fast Track and NAC courses are now considered formal professional development clock hours, they are suggested for earning the CDA or initial Oklahoma Director Credential and suggested can also be used for annual renewal. 

Cost 

Registration Fees: NAC & 3 Day CDA Fast Track    Entire Conference
Early Registration (30 Days in Advance)   $439.00
Regular Registration (7-29 Days in Advance)   $489.00
Late Registration (Within 7 Days of the Event)   $539.00
 
Distance Learning Program (Get the entire course on DVD)    
Distance Learning Program    $489.00

 

Click Here To Register Online Now!

or 

 Call (602) 476-1422

 

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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.

Click Here to View our Louisiana Pathways Approval Letter

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

Click Here to View Our Brochure 

Click Here for a list of Upcoming Events

Click Here to Register Online Now 

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 distance learning program on DVD

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 Director Credentialing organization to offer a distance learning program on DVD.  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 a video recording of the conference on DVD, 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)

Click Here For A Description Of Each Unit 

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). 

Click Here For Full CDA Fast Track Course Description

 

Louisiana Child Care Licensing Rules:

BULLETIN 137 - Louisiana Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations

§1709.   Director Qualifications

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;

 

Cost 

 

Registration Fees: NAC & 3 Day CDA Fast Track    Entire Conference
Early Registration (30 Days in Advance)   $439.00
Regular Registration (7-29 Days in Advance)   $489.00
Late Registration (Within 7 Days of the Event)   $539.00
 
Distance Learning Program (Get the entire course on DVD)    
Distance Learning Program    $489.00

 

 Click Here To Register Online Now!

or 

 Call (602) 476-1422

 

 

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