Distance Learning Program

NAC Distance Learning Program

Are you unable to attend one of the conference events?

NICCM's Director Credential Program now has even more options than before. We have created an unparalleled distance learning program. NICCM's distance program is the closest thing to actually being at one of our live events and can be used to get your Texas Director Credential, Florida Director Credential, or National Administrator Credential. 

Whether you need or want to get the program completed within a weekend OR you want to take up to six months, the NICCM distance learning program can be tailored to fit your needs. You can order the program as a correspondance class and have up to 6 months to complete the training for full credential credit. Distance learning students will have the opportunity to receive the credential by completing the program at their own pace.

New web-based version available is now available for all participants. The NICCM NAC Distance Learning Program is now offered through a web-based program. Participants are required to login for all Units/Sessions as directed by their instructor. Web-based particpants must meet all the same requirements as live event participants, and meet any additional requirements set by the web-based program.   

Participants will be sent the 350 page conference book and and an online login for the course, as well as the Final Examination and the Praxis. They will also be assigned a "mentor" to help them through the program. Participants can contact their mentor by phone or e-mail with questions regarding the Final Exam and Praxis. After watching the online video and completeing the Final Exam and Praxis, participants will submit it for grading. Once NICCM grades the Final Exam and Praxis the certificate will be sent by mail.   


Course Information

The Director Credential Program 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

Session A: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 1: Fiscal Management: Developing the Budget

Unit 2: Insurance For Your Center

Session B: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 3: Recruiting, Hiring & New Teacher Orientation

Unit 4: Employee Handbooks, Evaluations and Job Descriptions

Session C: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 5: Center Management

Unit 6: Child Development – The Essentials

Session D: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 7: Working With the Difficult Employee

Unit 8: Administrative Leadership

 Session E: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 9: The New Economy Challenges and Opportunities

Unit 10: Train the Trainer

Session F: Test and Praxis (25 Contact Hours/2.5 CEUs for Completion)


Distance Learning Program 
Distance Learning Program (additional $25 for Shipping Prioity Mail)  $509.00

 All registration fees and other fees are non-refundable.


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