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**Click here for more information regarding the recent credential scoring logic calculations that have been implemented in the system.** 

****Our current turnaround time for the Early Childhood Professional Credential is three weeks****

*The PDIS Help Desk will close at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, December 18th for a staff meeting.  We will return calls and emails as soon as possible on Wednesday, December 19th*


Early Childhood Professional Credential 2.0

The Early Childhood Professional Credential has been revised to support the career development of a broader spectrum of early childhood professionals, recognize alternative pathways that lead to expertise in early childhood education, create more achievable increments between levels, align with the new Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System, and unify multiple credentialing systems.  

To apply, you must be registered in the PDIS.  In the 'My Profile' section, click on 'Colorado EC Professional Credential 2.0' and follow the steps.  Need a step-by-step guide?  See page 17 of the Five Steps to PDIS Success How to Guide.

For information on Credential turnaround time, click HERE.

New Ongoing Professional Development Documentation Requirements

EC Professional Credential Overview

EC Professional Credential Worksheet

EC Professional Credential Definitions

Experience Documentation Worksheet

Coaching Verification Letter

Demonstrated Competencies 

Credential Equivalency Chart for Child Care Licensing Requirements
(Please note: The credential is an additional pathway to meet these licensing requirements and not required.  Please contact Child Care Licensing at the Office of Early Childhood or your Licensing Specialist for further information.)

Credential 1.0 and Credential 2.0 Side by Side Comparison

Credential 2.0 FAQs

Credential Appeal Process

Finding and Understanding Your Credential Points Document


Early Childhood Professional Credential by Level

Credential Professionals by Level by Year



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