About Maine Credentials

Maine has developed statewide credentialing options for practitioners who wish to focus their training, coursework, and professional experience on the delivery of care and education to a specific age group or population. Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network administers these Maine Credentials.

The following is a short video including testimonials from Maine Early Childhood Educators who have been awarded Maine State Credentials.

Currently, Maine offers the following Credentials:

Infant Toddler Credential

Youth Development Credential

Director Credential

Inclusion Credential

Family Child Care Credential

Technical Assistance Credential

Each Maine Credential requires the following components:

  • Documentation of specific training and/or education requirements.
  • Submission of evidence documenting understanding and mastery of the competencies defined in each Maine Credential.
  • Feedback or other documentation regarding the practitioner’s engagement with families.
  • An on-site visit consisting of an observation and/or interview.

MRTQ PDN convenes Review Teams quarterly – in January, April, July, and October – to review Maine Credential applications. For detailed information about the Maine Credentials, please click on a specific Credential above.

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