Accreditations & Authorizations

CCEI Accreditations & Authorizations



ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  Please click here to view CCEI’s DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure Form. 

1101 17th Street NW,
Suite 808
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 234-5100

Internationally Approved IACET CEUs

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors 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.

2201 Cooperative Way,
Suite 600
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 763-0705

CDA Gold Standard℠ Comprehensive Certified

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

Council for Professional Recognition
2460 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(800) 424-4310

Training Organization Recognition

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) has achieved Training Organization Recognition by the National Workforce Registry Alliance. 

The National Workforce Registry Alliance 
P.O. Box 58190
Washington, DC 20037
(605) 939-0893

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

Some of the material presented in these child care courses may differ from the specific child care center 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 child care center requirements. Please check with your child care center 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 education field and how CCEI’s online classes may be accepted there.