Child Care Standards65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code
The purpose of the staff credential requirement is to ensure individuals in child care programs have advanced their education and experience in order to provide developmentally appropriate care.
Child care personnel must complete the Florida Child Care Staff Credential Verification Application CF-FSP Form 5211, in order to verify they have met the qualifications. Verification will be documented on the Child Care Training Transcript, which is the only documentation used by licensing to determine compliance with the staff credential requirement.
To qualify for a staff credential, a child care professional must have one of the following:
- An active National Early Childhood Credential (NECC).
- Formal Educational Qualifications.
- An active
Birth Through Five Child Care Credential, which can be met by one of the following:
- Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC),
- Florida Department of Education Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate (CCAC), or
- Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC).
- An active School-Age Child Care Credential, which can be met by one of the following:
- Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC), or
- School-Age Professional Certificate (SAPC).
NOTE: A School-Age FCCPC will not be accepted to meet the minimum staff credential requirements for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK).
National Early Childhood, Birth Through Five, and School-Age Child Care Staff Credentials must be renewed:
- National Early Childhood Credentials must be renewed by the organization that issued the original
- For Birth Through Five and School-Age Child Care Credentials the Florida Child Care Staff Credential Verification Application, CF-FSP Form 5211, outlines the renewal requirements.