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Director Credential VPK Director Endorsement

A private prekindergarten provider delivering the VPK program must have a director who has a VPK Director Endorsement consistent with section 1002.55(3)(g), Florida Statutes, and meets the requirements of Rule 6M-8.610, Florida Administrative Code.


The issuance of the VPK Director Endorsement will automatically appear on the Child Care Training Transcript upon completion of all six (6) requirements listed above.

Note: A private school administrator of a private prekindergarten program who holds a valid certificate in educational leadership issued by the Florida Department of Education as defined in Rule 6A-4.0082, F.A.C., satisfies the requirement for a prekindergarten director credential under section 1002.57, F.S.

  • Contact your ELC if you meet the above Educational Leadership requirements.

VPK Director Credential FAQs:

  1. What will the VPK Director Credential look like on my training transcript?
    • The VPK Director Credential is a combination of a DCF Director Credential and a VPK Endorsement. Upon completion of all requirements, your VPK Director Endorsement will appear on your transcript as displayed below:

    CERTIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS Level/Area/VPK Certificate Effective Date Expiration Date
    Staff Credential Verification XXXX XX/XX/XXXX XX/XX/XXXX
    Director Credential VPK Endorsed XX/XX/XXXX XX/XX/XXXX

  2. Who do I contact regarding the Educational Leadership requirements?
  3. Who do I contact regarding the VPK Director Credential?
  4. Who do I contact regarding registering for courses and my training transcript?

Updated October 2022