South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development

Credentialing

FAQ

Can teachers/directors with ABC 60 hour Credentials get Level 2 and Level 3 Credentials without taking ECD 101?

No, you must have completed ECD 101 at one of the 16 South Carolina Technical/Community Colleges in 2001 or later in order to receive the Early Childhood Credential and it is required for all of the Level 2 and Level 3 Credentials.

Can teachers/directors who already have the coursework from a technical/community college receive a Level 2 or Level 3 Credential?

If you have completed the required courses in 2001 or later, you can apply for and receive the credentials. 

Can teachers/directors who took course work before 2001 count it for a Credential?

No, the course work must be within the last ten years-2001 or later.

Can teachers/directors receive a Smart Money Bonus if they have already taken all of the coursework for a Level 2 or 3 Credential?

You must complete at least one of the courses for a Level 2 or Level 3 Credential in 2012 or later in order to receive a Smart Money Bonus.

Can teachers/directors receive a Smart Money Bonus if they only need one course to complete a Level 2 or 3 Credential?

Yes, if they complete the course work for a Level 2 or Level 3 Credential beginning in 2012, they can receive the Smart Money Bonus if they meet the eligibility requirements of being at least 18 years of age and working in a South Carolina regulated child care program.

Can teachers/directors receive a credential if they have a BA degree in Early Childhood?

The credentials are only available for coursework completed at the SC Technical/Community Colleges.

Are there any equivalent courses that will be accepted in place of the courses taken at the technical/community colleges?

No, there are no equivalent courses at this time.

Home >>
Home >>