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School-Age Child Care Credential

Child Care Standards
65C-22.001(6), and 65C-20.008(6), Florida Administrative Code

A child care professional using a school-age child care credential to meet the staff credential requirement, must have one of the following:

Florida Department of Children and Families School-Age Credential Training Program (FCCPC)

The FCCPC School-Age is a department- approved training program that consists of a minimum of 120 hours of early childhood instruction and 480 contact hours with children in a school-age child care setting.

Florida Department of Education School-Age Professional Certificate (SAPC)

The Department of Education also has a school-age training program that, upon graduation can be used to meet the Staff Credential requirement.

View a list of DCF-approved and Department of Education School-Age Certification Training Programs.

Question: How will my initial FCCPC or SAPC be reflected on my DCF Child Care Training Transcript?
     Answer: Your training provider will submit the information to the Department when you have completed all of the program requirements.

The School-Age Child Care Credentials (FCCPC and SAPC) must be renewed every five years.

Download a copy of the Florida Child Care Staff Credential Application, CF-FSP 5211, October 2017 for information on renewal requirements.

View information regarding acceptable CEUs for renewing the School-Age Credential.