Louisiana Director Qualification

Louisiana National Administrative Credential

The National Administrative 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 1709.2.  NICCM's National Administrative Credential can be completed through a live 3 day event or through the distance learning program

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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 Administrative Credential  can be completed through a live 2 and a half day event or through the Web Based Distance Learning Program.

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 Administrative Credential" (NAC) upon completion of the Conference, the Praxis, and the Examination. 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 access to a video recording of the conference through a web based login, 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)

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Louisiana Child Care Licensing Rules:

BULLETIN 137 - Louisiana Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations 

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:

2. a national administrator credential and one year experience in teaching or care in a licensed early learning center, or comparable setting, plus 6 credit hours or 90 clock hours of training in child care, child development, early childhood, or management/administration, subject to approval by the department; or



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   $160.00



All registration fees and other fees are non-refundable.

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