ChildCareEd is an Approved Training Organization with the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD). Courses may be used for both informal and formal training hours for those who work in child care centers, part-day children’s programs, school-age programs, summer day camps, family child care homes, large family child care homes, and residential child care facilities. This includes clock hours for directors, program directors, administrators, social services staff, child care staff, teachers, master teachers, lead teachers, assistant teachers, primary caregivers, permanent substitutes, and volunteers. 

Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder: 

Prior to or within 12 months of employment, teaching personnel must obtain and maintain a current Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder (OPDL) certificate. ChildCareEd courses are accepted towards the clock-hour requirements to obtain and renew your Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder level.

  • Complete 12 clock hours of training to obtain level 1 on the career ladder. Complete 12 clock hours annually to renew level 1.
  • Complete 60 clock hours of training to obtain level 2 on the career ladder. 
  • Renew levels 2 through 11 by completing 20 clock hours of annual renewal training.
  • Receive a CDA Credential to obtain level 5 on the career ladder. 

Preservice training requirements:

Director training requirements:

  • Bronze level, Oklahoma Director's Credential.
  • The director obtains at least the required number of professional development clock hours to maintain a current Oklahoma Director's Credential.

Master Teacher training requirements:

  • Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder of Level 4 or higher



Family Child Care Homes Caregiver training requirements:

  • Level 1 or higher Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder (OPDL) certificate

Annual Professional Development training requirements:

  • Teaching personnel obtain at least the required number of professional development clock-hours to maintain a current Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder (OPDL) certificate.

CECPD Oklahoma Professional Development Registry (OPDR):

ChildCareEd approved courses can be found on the CECPD Oklahoma Professional Development Registry (OPDR). Users may purchase approved courses through the ChildCareEd website. For Registry credit, please add your Registry ID number to your ChildCareEd account. Attendance data will be uploaded weekly to the Registry. Please allow a minimum of 5 business days for your completed course to appear on your Registry account.

Oklahoma Child Care Services https://oklahoma.gov/okdhs/services/child-care-services.html 

Child Care Services
PO BOX 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125    

Phone: (405) 521-3561
Toll-Free: 844-834-8314
Fax: 405-522-2564
Email: Childcare.OCCS@okdhs.org

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.

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