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

Please contact the Credentialing Specialist of the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration, Annie Censullo, with any questions at: [email protected].

Child Care Aware of NH can also offer Technical Assistance in obtaining a Credential. For assistance, contact us by using the Contact tab at the top of this page. Please email Credential Challenge Applications to [email protected].org.

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire (CCAoNH), a program of Southern New
Hampshire Services, and the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start
Collaboration (BCDHSC) announce this year’s Early Childhood Credential Challenge!

The 2022-2023 Credential Challenge is here! For more information on how you can participate, take a look at the flyer above. 

Are you ready to participate? Fill out one of the forms below (individual challenge OR team challenge) and send to [email protected].

Are you looking for support around applying for your credential or creating a professional development plan? Take a look at some of the upcoming professional development opportunities.

At this time, Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is suggesting that individuals submit their initial and renewal Credential Application along with supporting documents via US Mail, rather than submitting through NHCIS. 

Applications may be mailed to:
DHHS/DCYF/Child Development Bureau
ATTN: Credentialing Specialist
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

Electronic Transcripts may be sent to:
[email protected]


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