10A NCAC 09 .1103          ON-GOING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

(a)  After the first year of employment, the child care administrator and any staff who have responsibility for planning and supervising a child care center, and staff who work with children, shall participate in on-going training activities annually, as follows:

 

Education and Experience

Required Training

Four-year degree or higher advanced degree in a child care related field of study from a regionally accredited college or university

5 clock hours

Two-year degree in a child care related field of study from a regionally accredited college or university, or persons with a North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential

8 clock hours

Certificate or diploma in a child care related field of study from a regionally accredited college or university, or persons with a North Carolina Early Childhood Credential

10 clock hours

10 years documented experience as a teacher, director, or caregiver in a licensed child care arrangement

15 clock hours

If none of the other criteria in this chart apply

20 clock hours

 

(b)  Health and safety training shall be completed as part of on-going training so that every five years, all of the topic areas set forth in 10A NCAC 09 .1102(b) will have been covered.

(c)  Completion of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid training shall not be counted toward meeting annual on-going training requirements.

(d)  A combination of college coursework, Continuing Education Units (CEU's) or clock hours shall be used to complete the requirements in Paragraph (a) of this Rule.

(e)  Any staff working less than 40 hours per week may choose to complete on-going training requirements as outlined in Paragraph (a) of this Rule, or the training requirement may be prorated as follows:

 

WORKING HOURS PER WEEK

CLOCK HOURS REQUIRED

0-10

5

11-20

10

21-30

15

31-40

20

 

(f)  For purposes of this Rule, "regionally accredited" means a college or university accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies:

(1)           Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools;

(2)           New England Association of School and Colleges;

(3)           North Central Association of Colleges and Schools;

(4)           Northwest Accreditation Commission;

(5)           Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or

(6)           Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-85; 110-91(11); 143B-168.3;

Eff. October 1, 2017.