Our credential is good for one year. Each year the director is responsible for renewing their credential with Texasdirector.org.
You do NOT have to take the course again.
The renewal requirements are to obtain the required training that licensing requires of you depending on how long you have been a director.
Fill out an online application at texasdirector.org – 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
Texasdirector.org 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.
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.