Childcare Director Certificate Application and Self Attestation

All fields marked with * are required.

I am 21 years of age or older *
I possess a high school diploma or GED obtained from an accredited institution and recognized by U. S. Department of Education *
I have access to a computer and printer *
I have a valid email address and have access to the Internet through a web browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) *
I am a current director at a childcare center in the state of Iowa, new to the job (within three years) and I am employed or soon to be employed full-time.


If you answered Yes to all of the above, please complete the following. If you answered No to any of the above, you do not qualify for this certification.

You must achieve a total of 100 points obtained through a combination of education, experience, and child development-related training as calculated below.

Education Qualifications

Bachelor's or higher degree in early childhood, child development, or elementary education *
Associate's degree in child development or bachelor's degree in a child-related field *
Child development associate (CDA) or one-year diploma in child development from a community college or technical school *
Bachelor's degree or higher in a non-child-related field *
Associate's degree in a non-child-related field or completion of at least two years of a four-year degree *

Experience Qualifications

Child Development Related Training

Please add 40 points to your above answer to calculate your Child Development Related Training total score below. Applicants receive 40 points for this training.

Qualifications Total Points

Add your Total Education Points + Total Experience Points + Child development related contact hours of training to calculate your qualifications total points.

To qualify, you must achieve a total of 100 points to qualify as a director.

At least two categories must be used to achieve the 100-point total.

No more than 75 points may be achieved in any one category.

Contact Information

Continuing Education Manager

Lucas Plouff
Email Lucas Plouff

Cedar Falls Center

5330 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

319-266-6772 (fax)
Email Business and Community Education

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