Credential Cohorts

Credential Cohorts

Have you met the eligibility requirements including completing the necessary training* to apply for a Maine credential but are having trouble getting motivated on your own?
Does the process of compiling a portfolio seem like a daunting task?
An MRTQ PDN Credential Cohort might be just what you’re looking for!


The cohort model follows the premise that peer learning can be a positive influence on advancing progress towards identified and shared goals, and participation is FREE!

Participants have met eligibility requirements for the credential and have completed the required credential training* and are prepared to compile their portfolio with the goal of applying for a Maine Credential.
Each cohort is specific to one of the Maine Credentials: Family Child Care, Infant/Toddler, Youth Development, Director, Inclusion, or Technical Assistance.
The cohort provides an opportunity to develop shared understandings of the credential process.
The cohort spans a timeframe of 6 months with 2 hour monthly meetings.
During cohort meetings, the group will discuss and consider the documentation needed to meet each of the portfolio requirements.
Meetings are an opportunity to report progress, offer encouragement, brainstorm with each other and discuss challenges and accomplishments.
Between meetings, participants complete all tasks agreed upon by the group.
The facilitator has in-depth knowledge of the individual credential competencies and application process, including the contents of the portfolio.

*Or are enrolled in the final training


Participation in an MRTQ PDN credential cohort is voluntary and does not guarantee that the participant will be awarded a Maine Credential.

Credential Cohort FAQs

Credential Cohort Participant Overview