Florida Director Credential

Florida Director Credential

Now Approved by the TEACH Scholarship!

Earn your Florida Director's Credential with our program.  Our training program is only 2 1/2 days of class rather than an entire semester!  The NICCM National Administrative Credential (NAC) is now an Florida DCF approved "Overview of Child Care Management" course to earn your initial Florida Director Credential.  Thousands of Floridians have used our program as a key component in acquiring their Florida Director's Credential since our inception in 1994.  Our Florida participants rate our program as "of the highest caliber" and "most user friendly" way of meeting their educational requirements.  Consider our program before going a different route to Earn or Renew your Florida Director's Credential.

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Florida DCF Child Care Director Credential Approved Courses List

The NICCM NAC course is offered through 2 and a half day live events that are held monthly around the state. The NICCM NAC course is also available through the Distance Learning Program now offered through a web-based Online program for Florida participants. Each student will be given 6 months to complete the course but can complete it at their own pace. 


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Usage in Florida - Overview of Child Care Management Requirement

NICCM is proud to be continuing our partnership with UAF to allow students who take the NAC course to earn College Credit.  Once participants complete the NAC course and receive their certificate, their completed UAF registration form will be submitted to the University with their grade. UAF will then Issue a transcript for 2 College Credits. (Currenlty a $200 fee will apply. This fee is subject to change. This fee can not be paid online and is not part of the tutoring registration fee. )  The UAF Transcript/(UAF-NICCM NAC) Course is then submitted to DCF with the Florida Director Credential Verification Application to be used for the approved "Overview of Child Care Mangement Course" or Florida Director Credential Course. 

UAF transcripts are Issued once a month. A schedule of UAF/NICCM transcript issue dates can be found in the frequently asked questions.  

Course Information

The National Administrator's Credential (NAC) 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 NAC Credential and Florida 'Overview of Child Care Management Course" (45 contact hours/45 CEU's).

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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: Praxis (25 Contact Hours/2.5 CEUs) Complete at an event with Tutoring or at Home.

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Registration Fees:   Entire Conference
Early Registration (31+ Days in Advance)   $509.00
Regular Registration (11-30 Days in Advance)   $559.00
Late Registration (Within 10 Days of the Event)   $609.00
Distance Learning Program (Web-Based Online Video)
Distance Learning Program (additional $35 for Priority Shipping)   $559.00
NAC Optional Tutoring - includes tutoring binder at live events   $170.00


All registration fees and other fees are non-refundable.


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