Child care licensing minimally requires that directors have a CDA and one year of experience in child care. North Dakota does not have a state-administered director credential. Elementary principal licensure requires a Master’s degree and three years of teaching or administrative experience. The state-wide QRIS, at the highest level, requires an Aim4Excellence™ director credential and an associate degree with at least 18 semester hours in early childhood education. There are no early childhood leadership degree programs in the state.