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Texas Director Credential

ChildCareEd is proud to offer the Texas Director Credential training to support providers as they take the next step in their careers!

This course prepares early childhood professionals for a career in child care administration. Learn the skills to be an effective administrator in the child care setting with this online Texas Director Credential course. This course meets the education requirements to become a Director of a licensed child care center or a Primary Caregiver of a licensed child care home.

ChildCareEd is a Child Day Care Director Credentialing Organization Recognized by Child Care Regulation.

Prerequisites for this course include the completion of an application and submission of required documentation.

Texas Director Credential Application

How do I apply to the program and earn my Director Credential?

Complete and submit this Application Form along with the following required documentation:

  • Proof of High School diploma/GED
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification
  • Copy of Drivers License or ID
  • Work Verification form to prove 2 years of work experience
  • Copy of College Degree or CDA (if applicable)
  • Copy of clear criminal background check

Successfully complete the program (all assignments and assessments) with a cumulative passing score of 80%.

The Texas Directors Credential with ChildCareEd is an approved day-care administrators credential issued by a professional organization and approved by Licensing. Once completed, you will receive a certificate as proof you have completed the training program which is valid for two years. The Texas Health and Human Services requires that once you have completed the training:

You will need to be designated as the director or primary caregiver at an operation and complete the following forms (available at https://www.hhs.texas.gov/regulations/forms)  and submit them to your licensing representative along with supporting documentation:

  • Form 2911 Governing Body Designation
  • Form 2760 Controlling person, and
  • Form 2982 Personal History Statement

IF YOU DO NOT have any piece of the above required documentation you may still attend our course but, the state will have to give you a waiver for the parts you are missing to be a licensed director. Please submit your waiver in place of any missing documentation.

Topic areas covered in this training include:

  • Child Growth and Development 3 hours
  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition 5 hours
  • Learning Environments, Planning Framework, Curriculum, and Standards 5 hours
  • Responsive Interactions and Guidance 2 hours
  • Family and Community Relationships 4 hours
    Observation and Assessment 2 hours
  • Business and Operations Management 3 hours
  • Human Resource Leadership and Development 4 hours
  • Establishing and Maintaining an Effective Organization 2 hours






How do I renew my Director Credential?

In order to renew your credential you must upload the following pre-requisite documentation to the ChildCareEd website:

  • Completed Renewal Application submitted at least 90 days prior to your current credential expiration date.
  • Copy of your current Child-Care Center Director's Certificate
  • Documentation that you have worked at least 4800 hours in a licensed child care facility performing administrative duties (letter on official letterhead from a supervisor will fulfill this requirement)
  • Copy of a current CPR & First Aid certification
  • Copy of the most recent licensing inspection for your child care facility.

Upon approval, the Credential will be renewed for two years.

Refund Policy

No refunds are given once a registration payment has been made. The exceptions to this policy are as follows: 

  • Unique circumstances may occur that would not allow the student to participate. A 50% courtesy refund may be applied to a future class date for the same class. 
  • If a class is canceled by H&H, then a full refund will be given, or a second time and date will be offered. 
  • Payments need to be made in full prior to the end of class and successful completion in order for a certificate to be issued.
  • Refunds in the form of credits may be given when certain emergencies arise. 

Credential Denial

Credential award will be denied under the following conditions: 

Failure to achieve 80% passing score and/or complete all program requirements, no current CPR/FA certification, failed background check, failure to submit all required documentation for program acceptance, unresolved adverse actions from Child Care Licensing.

Credential Suspension

Credential holder is subject to reprimand under the following conditions: Repeated deficiencies by Child Care Licensing. Credential holder must submit in writing proof of resolution of any issues/deficiencies cited by Child Care Licensing within 30 days of notification from H&H. If written proof of resolution is not submitted within the 30 days Credential will be suspended for 30 days. At the end of the 30-day suspension, if credential holder has not submitted required written response, Credential will be revoked. Credential holder will be notified via email on all required steps to address infractions.

Credential Revocation

Credential will be revoked under the following conditions: Any person found to have criminal convictions, abuse neglect findings, unresolved adverse actions from Child Care Licensing, and/or failure to renew credential within 30 days of expiration. Persons will be notified via email of revocation of their credential. Persons will have 30 days from the date of notification to respond/contest in writing to address the reason for revocation. The response will be reviewed by H&H and a decision regarding revocation will be provided within 45 days after receipt.


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