The National Administrator Credential (NAC), in partnership with State College of Florida (SCF), is listed as an approved Overview of Childcare Management (OCCM) course by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Upon completion, a college transcript from SCF will be sent to you which should be submitted to your local DCF rep. All records are sent to SCF on or by the fifth of the month following your completion.
Please expect up to 30 days from the fifth of the month after your completion to receive your transcript from SCF. For example, if you complete your NAC on April 20th, your documents would be sent to SCF on May 5th, and you would receive your transcripts by June 4th.
Developed for center directors, emerging leaders and child care professionals, the Online National Administrator Credential (NAC) is a comprehensive, 45 hour course conducted online, and is an award for demonstrated mastery of child care administration skills. The NAC is recognized as a mark of excellence that designates professionals who have demonstrated the knowledge that is essential for managing a child care program. This course requires the use of a textbook ($40 value), which is provided to you at no added cost.
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Class Type Hours Months to obtain (Avg.)
100% Online (with live instructor) 45 1
Advance Your career with an Online National Administrator Credential
NECPA’s National Administrator Credential program is designed to prepare you to join the ranks of the most efficient and knowledgeable childcare directors and administrators in the field in a public, private, or nonprofit setting.. Pursuing our National Administrator Credential can enhance your opportunities for career growth and advancement as well as bolster your critical problem-solving abilities through assignments and scenarios based on real-world best practices. The National Administrator Credential provides students with a steady basis in business and practical skills in Early Childhood Education suitable for students from any academic background.
This course is valued at 4.5 CEUs
In Conjunction with our Top Quality Partner:
•The course is being offered by SCF-NECPA, as only this entity is approved by the Department to offer the approved OCCM course.
• The student must:
download a copy of the Director Credential Application (CF-FSP Form 5290) from the Department's website at www.myflorida.com/childcre and complete section 3, 4 or 5 (depending on the level of credential the student is applying for). The student must write in SCF-NECPA and the date SCF issued the NAC course and 4.5 CEUs.
• submit the Director Credential Application, proof of the qualifications listed under the “Core Requirements" subheading and a copy of their SCF transcript documenting completion of the NAC course for 4.5 CEUs.
• submit a FERPA release which would allow NECPA to communicate completion to SCF so that a n unofficial transcriptmay be sent to the completer to satisfy DCF requirements.