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Connecticut Director's Credential (CDC)

The Connecticut Director's Credential (CDC) was developed through a unique collaboration between Charter Oak State College, Connecticut Charts-A-Course, the Department of Social Services, and the Hartford Area Child Care Collaborative.

The Connecticut Director's Credential (CDC) seeks to provide individuals a voluntary system of credentialing with three levels of proficiency issued through Charter Oak State College.

The Director's Credential will be awarded to those who have successfully met all the requirements necessary to obtain the credential at each level. The Credential will acknowledge that as a professional working in the field of early care and education, you have obtained knowledge and competencies in the Connecticut Core Areas of Knowledge for Directors.

Connecticut Director's Credential (CDC) Costs
 Initial LevelStandard LevelMaster Level
Application Fee$50 $50 $50
Credentialing Fee$107$134$161
Renewal Fee$80$80$107
Renewal Dueafter 3 yearsafter 3 yearsafter 6 years

Applications for the CDC are accepted year round: the Application Fee is valid for two years from the date of payment. During that period you are free to submit materials to complete your credentialing requirements whenever they become available.

Please do not send official transcripts or other materials to Charter Oak State College until your application has been accepted.

If you hold a current credential and apply for another level, you pay only the Credentialing Fee, not another application fee.

Renewing the CDC

Connecticut Directors' Credential Renewal Procedures (PDF)

Connecticut Directors' Credential Renewal Application (PDF)

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Maureen Hogan, PhD.
Early Childhood and Youth Programs
Charter Oak State College
55 Paul Manafort Drive
New Britain, CT 06053-2150

Phone: (860) 515-3882
Fax: (860) 606-9674

Download/view the Connecticut Director's Credential (CDC) Brochure (PDF)