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The minimum licensing requirements for a director is a CDA; Certified Childcare Professional (CCP); or the National Administrator’s Credential (NAC) plus six Utah Early Childhood Career Ladder training courses.  Utah does not have a state administrator credential but it offers a leadership certificate offered through Utah AEYC, and National Institute of Child Care Management offers a Utah National Administrator’s Credential. Principal licensure requires a master’s degree; pre-K certification is not available. Utah does not have a traditional QRIS, rather a recognition system where providers publicly self-report data on a checklist of indicators.  Principal licensure is required for school-based pre-K programs, however there are no requirements for administrators of community-based programs.  There is one early childhood degree program and no leadership academies in Utah.

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