Utah National Administrator's Credential

Utah National Administor's Credential

Utah Approved Educational Credentials 

NICCM now offers 2 courses that meet requirements for Educational Credentials for Child Care center Director Qualification. The National Administrator's Credential (NAC) course offered by NICCM is approved by the Utah Child Care Licensing Program as a valid educational credential to comply with the director qualifications required by rule R381-100-7(1)(d). As well the CDA earned after completeing the NICCM's CDA Fast Track Course also complies with the director qualifications required by rule R381-100-7(1)(c).

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Both NICCM's National Administrator's Credential and NICCM's CDA Fast Track Couse can be completed through a live 3 day events or through the Web Based Distance Learning Program

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NAC Course Information

The NAC course offered by NICCM is approved by the Utah Child Care Licensing Program as a valid educational credential to comply with the director qualifications required by rule R381-100-7(1)(d). 

NICCM's National Administrator's Credential  can be completed through a live 2 and a half day event or through the Web Based Distance Learning Program

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.

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.

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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CDA Fast Track Course Information

Get CDA Ready in as few as 3 Days.

We know how easy it is to get so wrapped up in doing your job – that days, weeks, months and even years go by before you even realize it.  Now – like never before – it is vitally important to plan for your career, your life, AND your future.  At NICCM and HandPrint, we are committed to helping you achieve your goals and dreams AND we have developed a FAST TRACK method to help you do this. 

The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a nationally accepted early childhood credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition. The CDA Fast Track course helps participants understand and meet the requirements of the Child Development Associate (CDA). 

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Utah Child Care Licensing Rules:

 R381-100-7. Personnel.

(1) The center must have a director who is at least 21 years of age, who has completed the Center Director Training class offered by the Department, and who has one of the following educational credentials:

(c) a currently valid national certification such as a Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) issued by the National Child Care Association, a Child Development Associate (CDA) issued by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, or other credential that the licensee demonstrates as equivalent to the Department; or

(d) a currently valid National Administrator Credential (NAC) as approved by the Department, plus one of the following:

(i) valid proof of successful completion of 12 semester credit hours of early childhood development courses from an accredited college; or

(ii) valid proof of completion of the following six Utah Early Childhood Career Ladder courses, or their equivalent, as approved by the Utah Child Care Professional Development Institute: Child Development Ages and Stages, Learning in the Early Years, A Great Place for Kids, Strong and Smart, Learning to Get Along, and Advanced Child Development. 



Registration Fees: NAC & 3 Day CDA Fast Track    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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