National Administrator's Credential (N.A.C.)

National Administrator's Credential


NICCM's NAC (National Administrator's Credential) is recognized in all 50 states an achievement of distinction, is on the approved list in Texas (TDPRS) as meeting the requirement for a "Texas Director's Credential", may be used to meet Florida Director Credential Requirements, is approved by Louisiana Pathways and Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Child Care Licensing Section, is an approved Utah "Educational Credential" for Director qualification, is approved as meeting the admin/mgt section of the Bronze Oklahoma Director's Credential, is used in New Mexico to meet director Qualification and more.  Licensing requirements vary by state.  If you need help navigating your state's director qualifications and how the NICCM NAC can help you meet these requirements, please give us a call.

NICCM's NAC or Director Credential program is considered the most user friendly, most specifically helpful and often least expensive program a new director can take to gain their qualifications to be a director or owner in many states.  Our program is offered nationally as well as locally throughout the United States. This Credential can be received through attendance at the conference or through the distance learning program.

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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.  Participants will be sent the 350-page conference book and an online login for the course. Each participant has up to 6 months to complete the course once they are registered.

Bradley Smith and 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's Credential" (NAC) upon completion of the Conference, the Praxis and the Examination.


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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)

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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 (Brand New!)

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


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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