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 Administrator's 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 arround the state. The NICCM NAC course is also available through the Distance Learning Program  now offered through a web-based program for Florida participants. 


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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 partcipants complete the NAC course and receive their certificate, their completed UAF registration form will be submited to the University with their grade. UAF will then Issue a transcript for 2 College Credits. (A small fee will apply. )  The UAF Transcipt/(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 transcipts are Issued once a month. A schedule of UAF/NICCM transcipt 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  Director Credential. (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: Test and Praxis (25 Contact Hours/2.5 CEUs for Completion)

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Registration Fees: Entire Conference
Early Registration (30+ Days in Advance) $459.00
Regular Registration (30-8 Days in Advance) $509.00
Late Registration (Within 7 Days of the Event) $559.00
Tutoring $160
Distance Learning Program (Web-Based Online Video)
Distance Learning Program (additional $25 for Shipping Prioity Mail)  $509.00

All registration fees and other fees are non-refundable.


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