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Training Approvals

Kentucky’s Early Care and Education credentialed trainers promote high quality professional development that results in transfer of learning and positive outcomes for young children and families. Training provided by a credentialed trainer meets the requirements of the following:

  • Child care licensing, certification and registered provider training
  • STARS Quality Rating System
  • Commonwealth Child Care Credential renewal
  • Trainer’s Credential renewal

Early Care and Education coursework completed through an accredited institution of higher education will be accepted to meet the training approval requirements listed above. 

Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) approved EILA professional development hours may be used to meet training requirements for licensed, certified, and registered providers, CCCC renewals, and STARS QRS.  These hours cannot be used for renewal of the Kentucky Early Care and Education Trainer's Credential.

To avoid untimely review of staff files during Regulated Child Care Surveyor visits, please submit a copy of the EILA certificate to the Division of Child Care, Professional Development Staff via email at: or by mail: Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Care, 275 East Main Street, 3C-F, Frankfort,  40621.

Approved KDE EILA hours will be entered onto an individual's ECE-TRIS training record by Division of Child Care Staff.  As an added measure, please keep a copy of the certificate in the individual employee file.

Individual workshops/training events not listed may be submitted for approval by registering the training event 30 days prior to the training date, with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Care. 

For further information on registering a training event, please contact us at (800) 421-1903.

Training Approval Lists

Click the link below to search for approved training and In-State and Out-of-State Conference lists.


Last Updated 1/26/2016