Becoming a Certified Child Care Provider

The first step in the process of becoming a certified child care provider is to complete a Start-Up Meeting by either participating in person or taking the online Start-Up Meeting Orientation. 

Once you have completed the Start-Up Meeting, you will receive an application packet. There is a $75 non-refundable application fee.

If your application is processed and approved, a Certification Specialist will contact you to schedule a home visit. We ask that you review the Home Visit Checklist prior to your initial visit.

Home visits occur at least once a year and can be announced or unannounced. Certification is granted for two years (unless revoked or surrendered). Every two years providers are required to fill out a renewal application and pay a $50 renewal fee.