About Maine Credentials
Maine has developed statewide credentialing options for practitioners who wish to focus their training, coursework, and professional experience on the delivery of care and education to a specific age group or population. Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network administers these Maine Credentials.
Currently, Maine offers the following Credentials:
Infant Toddler Credential I & II
Youth Development Credential
Each Maine Credential requires the following components:
- Documentation of specific training and/or education requirements.
- Submission of evidence documenting understanding and mastery of the competencies defined in each Maine Credential.
- Feedback or other documentation regarding the practitioner’s engagement with families.
- An on-site visit consisting of an observation and/or interview.
MRTQ PDN convenes Review Teams quarterly – in January, April, July, and October – to review Maine Credential applications. For detailed information about the Maine Credentials, please click on a specific Credential above.