Accreditations & Authorizations

Accreditations & Authorizations


Nationally Accredited

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Internationally Approved IACET CEUs

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this approval, CCEI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, CCEI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

CDA Gold Standard℠ Comprehensive Certified

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) has been awarded the CDA Gold StandardSM Comprehensive presented by the Council for Professional Recognition.

Need to know if your state accepts CCEI’s coursework?

Some of the material presented in these courses may differ from the specific requirements of state or local regulatory agencies and other compliance organizations. Some jurisdictions also limit the number of courses per day or course hours that will be recognized for licensing or other requirements. Please check with your director or regulatory office(s) to ensure the courses you plan to take will satisfy the requirement(s) for which you are taking them.

Click on your state for a list of the main regulatory bodies who approve or accept coursework in the early childhood field and how CCEI’s coursework may be accepted there.