Professional Development Credit

Ways to Earn Iowa QRS or Professional Development Credit

3 points

Iowa Quality Rating System (levels 3-5, Leadership and Administration) for child care center programs that fully implement this program.

16 contact hours

Iowa Department of Human Services professional development credit for center and preschool staff:

  • 10 hours can be applied to the required annual professional development credit.
  • The additional 6 can be applied to the QRS Professional Development category levels 3-5.
1.6 CEUs

Iowa State University Continuing Education Units (added cost - $25)

6 hours

National Administrators Credential (NAC) continuing education units for attending the full day NSO Director's training.

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credit

Better Kid Care Iowa – New Staff Orientation (NSO) offers 16 clock hours of training credit that may be applied toward the 120 clock hours of formal child care education required for a CDA credential. See how NSO content is applied to the CDA credential.

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