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Instructions for completing an
application to the Maryland Child Care Credential Program
Select only one Application Type.
To be credentialed for the first time, check First Application and complete Sections 1 through 6.
To renew a current credential within the required timeframe, check Renewal and complete all Sections except Section 4.
To reactivate a credential that expired more than 30 days ago, check Update and complete all Sections except Section 4.
To move to a higher level within the credential year, check Upgrade and complete all Sections except Section 4.
Enclose the following documents with your application.
OCC Approved Training Certificates (Completed within 5 years of application date for First Application.
Completed within the current credential year for Renewal, Update, or Upgrade.)
College grade slips/transcripts or proof of current college enrollment (No expiration regardless of datefor
First Application. Completed within the current credential year for Renewal, Update, or Upgrade.)
College degree with accompanying transcript from an accredited college or university. (Foreign degrees
must be translated and evaluated before submission.)
(Must be within 12 months
of application date.)
Professional organization membership card(s)
Letters of acknowledgement of participation in professional activities
Other documentation, as appropriate.(Refer to the Credential Program booklet for examples of PAUs)
Family Child Care Provider: Copy of any family day care certificate of registration, including current
certificate and copy of at least one child attendance sheet completed during the past 12 month period.
Center Staff: Letter of employment on center letterhead including position, hours worked per week and
start and end date for each position held or other documentation of current employment.
Any other documentation of experience, letters, time sheets, staff evaluation card, etc.
Answer all of the questions in this section.
Please make a note of the Date of Birth and Phone Number you enter on the form. This information will be needed to access your
credential information on the automated phone system.
Answer all of the questions in this section for your current position. In the Position field, choose either Family Child Care Provider or Child
Care Center Employee. If you are an employee, answer the remaining questions in that section.
Family child care providers must submit a certificate of registration and 1 attendance sheet dated within the last 12 months. Child
care center staff must submit a letter of employment on the center's letterhead including position, hours worked per week and
start and end date for each position held.
If this is your first application, either type or hand write an essay on the question you selected and include it in your application packet.
You must sign and date the application for it to be considered complete. Incomplete applications will be returned.
List all courses from your attached college grade slips/transcripts that are related to early childhood development and the college credit
hours for each. If this is a First Application, list all related college courses ever completed. If this is a Renewal, Update, or Upgrade, list only
related college couses taken during the current credential year.
For additional information on the Maryland Child Care Credential Program or completing this application refer to the Credentialing Booklet