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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.


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 Components Graphic

Credential FAQs

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

International Transcript Translation & Evaluation Resources



**Learn more about the 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.**

*Click 
here for further information regarding the Early Childhood credential scoring logic calculations that were implemented to the system in July 2018.*

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