Frequently Asked Questions2023-08-25T06:38:22-05:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about our Director Credentialing programs.

What is the renewal process?2022-07-11T19:47:29-05:00

Our credential is good for one year. Each year the director is responsible for renewing their credential with

You do NOT have to take the course again.

  1. The renewal requirements are to obtain the required training that licensing requires of you depending on how long you have been a director.
  2. Fill out an online application at – at least 30 days before your renewal date to ensure our review committee has time to review your training. We do not ask for copies of training at the time of application – however the committee does review certificates once a month of a few directors. If you are selected you need to immediately send up copies by fax or email
  3. Renewal fee is designed to be with you as your program grows and changes. If you have questions during the year as a current director with the 4star renewal you get 30 minutes of phone coaching a month during the year.

Should I get my CDA or my director credential?2022-07-11T19:47:03-05:00

The CDA designation is a wonderful designation for classroom teachers to show their professional credentials. The CDA will cover the child development part of what a Director needs to know, but doesn’t cover any of the staffing, financial, marketing, compliance, or management knowledge you will need.

Although the CDA is listed as one educational option to become a director for the state of Texas you are also required to have an additional 6 college credit hours in business. If you choose that route, we suggest you evaluate what areas you most need additional training in and enroll in those classes.

What is the fee for the program?2022-07-29T18:05:46-05:00

The Director Credentialing Course is designed to be affordable and manageable for programs.

  • The courses range from $575 to $1227, depending on which class you choose.
  • The Director Credential – Foundation course is $575 and is an online class with videos and supplementary trainings.
  • The Weekender course is $650. It also has an in-person small class. The class is limited to 6 students and is only offered 6 times a year.
  • Twice a year our Director Success Academy is offered for $1227. Students can upgrade to the Director Success Academy class at anytime in their career.

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