General Credentialing Information

 The NH Early Childhood Professional Development System is a way to recognize individuals for their professional development while providing a process for attaining a professional Credential.

The following documents can help support you in obtaining a professional Credential:

To view the NH Specialized Competencies books click on the link below:

NH Specialized Competencies

Child Care Aware of NH can offer Technical Assistance in obtaining a Credential. For assistance, contact us by using the Contact tab at the top of this page.

Please contact the Credentialing Specialist, Annie Censullo, with any questions at:


Credentialing Update:

Thank you for exploring The New Hampshire Connection Information System (NHCIS). We have started to receive both, Early Childhood and After School Credential Applications via NHCIS. Beginning May 17, 2021 we will begin using NHCIS to accept all new and renewal credential applications, we will no longer be accepting applications completed on the online registry.

While we navigate the system, we will continue to also accept paper applications until further notice. Please note, if you have already applied using NHCIS, we see your application and will begin processing it on May 17, 2021. If you would prefer for your application to be processed sooner, please mail in your application to the address listed below and we will be happy to assist you.

DHHS/Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration

ATTN: Credentialing Specialist 

129 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301