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North Carolina's Child Care Law and Rules contain requirements for the education and training of child care staff, including annual in-service training.

Intent of the Rule

Any child care administrator or staff having responsibility for planning or supervising a child care program and all staff who work directly with the children must participate in a yearly in-service training according to the individual's assessed needs. The number of required clock hours of yearly training is based on the education and/or experience of each individual person. Review rule .0707 to determine the number of in-service training hours you need

Who Provides In-service Training?

Oversight and approval of in-service training is administered by the Division. In-service training is offered across the state by a diverse group of trainers and training agencies. These include, but are not limited to:

How Do I Find The In-service Training Opportunities I Need?

Contact any of the sources mentioned above to find out what they offer in your county or area. You might start by looking at the Provider Contacts Page. This page provides contact information for agencies actively involved with initiatives promoting higher quality child care in North Carolina. Please be sure to look at the Educational Resources section to learn about other opportunities for training.

How Do I Qualify To Be An In-Service Trainer?

View and print the Non-Exempt Trainer Packet or call the In-service Training Consultant at the Division of Child Development and Early Education at 1-800-859-0829 (in state only) or (919) 527-6608. The webmaster can also forward your request for the Non-Exempt Trainer Packet to the In-Service Training Consultant at this link.

Exempt Trainer

You might start by looking at a list of current exempt training agencies.

To request the current Exempt In-Service Training Packet please send an e-mail to, or call the Division office and speak to the In-Service Training Consultant.

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