Hawaii does not have a training organization approval system. PD training and Annual Health and Safety trainings can be taken by any training organization as long as a certificate has been issued with all the required information. Courses offered by ChildCareEd may be accepted by the Hawaii Department of Human Services, Child Care Program Office.

Education and Training Requirements

Preservice training requirements:

Infant and Toddler Child Care Centers Requirements:

  • Directors:
    • Must possess a Degree
    • 30 hours of course work in infant and toddler development.
  • Lead Caregiver:
  • Caregiver:
    • 30 hours of course work in infant and toddler development.
  • Ongoing:
    • 15 additional hours of course work in infant and toddler development.
    • 8 hours of annual on-going Health And Safety Training 

Group Child Care Centers and Homes:


  • Ongoing:
    • 8 hours of annual on-going Health And Safety Training 

PATCH Registry:

  • For trainings to be accepted by the registry, providers need to submit a certificate with the name of the training, organization/source providing the training, date of the training, number of training hours completed, name of the trainee and name and signature of the trainer.  As long as the certificate has all of that information, it will be accepted by the Registry.

Administrators! Are you looking to purchase hours for your staff? ChildCareEd offers the Group Admin Program and Subscription Services, which make it easy and affordable to make group purchases.

Group Admin Program

The Group Admin Program allows you to purchase clock hours at a flat price and then assign classes to staff members. This gives you control over your budget and training plan. Purchase hours for staff to ensure they complete their training requirements.

Use our Group Admin Feature and receive the following benefits:

  • Record-keeping tools to manage continuing education requirements
  • Group Administrators can see their staff's progress in assigned courses as well as test scores
  • Purchase bulk hours with discounted Subscription Services
  • Refunded hours if staff leave and do not finish courses
  • Add or remove staff as needed
  • Assign training to individuals or the entire team
  • Print administrator copies of certificates

Subscription Services

With Subscription Services, you can purchase training hours at a low one-time cost. There are three tiers to choose from, depending on your needs:

  • Basic: Unlimited online training
  • Plus: Unlimited online training plus online CDA training courses
  • Instructor-Led: Unlimited online training, plus all CDA online training courses, and one Virtual Class each month led by a trained Educational Specialist

To view the course selection available for each of our subscription services, please click on View Courses List under each here: https://www.childcareed.com/subscriptions.html.

Courses & Classes related to Hawaii

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