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The Credential Submission Interface is temporarily disabled due to issues with the scoring engine. We are working with the vendor to resolve these issues as soon as possible and will notify users once the interface is operational.
Early Childhood Professional Credential 2.0
more about a recent PDIS update on February 18, 2020, that resulted in some ongoing professional development (OPD) being counted more than once, causing a small number of Credential levels to incorrectly increase.**
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
New Ongoing Professional Development Documentation Requirements
EC Professional Credential Overview
EC Professional Credential Worksheet
EC Professional Credential Definitions
Experience Documentation Worksheet
Coaching Verification Letter
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 Components Graphic
Credential Appeal Process
Finding and Understanding Your Credential Points Document
Early Childhood Professional Credential by Level
Credential Professionals by Level by Year
Formal Education Courses Aligned to Competency
for further information regarding the Early Childhood credential scoring logic calculations that were implemented to the system in July 2018.