Interested in Becoming an Approved Trainer with The Nevada Registry?
Click here to request a Trainer Qualification Application.
The Nevada Registry's Statewide Training Approval System
As the program responsible for the approval of all informal (non-credit bearing) child care training for the State of Nevada, The Nevada Registry’s statewide system of training approval promotes quality training opportunities for Early Childhood professionals and creates consistency within the training approval process. All approved training is linked to Nevada’s Core Knowledge Areas and is based on developmentally appropriate practice and theories of child development. Serving as the central clearinghouse for receiving and approving training approval requests, tracking approved training and maintaining an online calendar of approved events, The Nevada Registry is able help early childhood educators find training to meet their professional development needs and goals.
The training approval system (TAS) launched in 2004. In January 2017, the TAS underwent a major transformation with two goals in mind: 1) Increase the standards for training approval ultimately leading to a better prepared and knowledgeable ECE workforce in Nevada and 2) Create better outcomes for children through the delivery of high-quality training, by highly qualified trainers. Through this improvement process, trainer qualification and approval criteria was implemented for the first time in Registry history. With the development of trainer criteria, two separate trainer categories (Early Childhood Trainer and Topic Trainer) were created based on content expertise, formal education, specialized certification and licensure, experience delivering training to adults, ongoing professional development and direct experience in ECE. An online training approval submission process was simultaneously launched allowing approved trainers to electronically submit their approval requests and manage their own user accounts. This streamlined the approval process while offering an environmentally-friendly alternative to the more costly, time-consuming and outdated paper/pen processes of the past.
- Trainer Agreement
- Adult Learning Academy
- CCDBG Health and Safety Training: Guidelines for Approved Trainers
- EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAINER - Initial Trainer Qualification Criteria and Annual Renewal Requirements
- Initial and Continuing Training Requirements for Caregivers Working in Licensed Child Care Facilities: Guidelines for Completion
- Professional Development Acceptance Guidelines: Automatically Accepted Organizations, Courses and Training for ECE Professionals in Nevada
- Quality Assurance System
- Supplemental Documents for Approved Trainers Related to CCDBG
- Tips for Entering Attendance and FAQ
- TOPIC TRAINER - Initial Trainer Qualification Criteria and Annual Renewal Requirements
- Trainer Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup
- Trainer Complaint Protocol
- Trainer Renewal: Annual Requirements for the Delivery of Training and Completion of Continuing Education
Updates and Announcements:
Sifting Through the Training Format “Alphabet Soup” - August 12, 2020
COVID-19 has forced trainers and training agencies to think differently about their training delivery practices in the face of social distancing requirements. As a result, there has been an increased desire, and need, to convert traditional in-person training sessions into “virtual” training opportunities. The onset of virtual training sessions came with a whole new set of training “buzz words” that are being tossed around more than ever before. For example, terms like online courses, eLearning, webinars, web-based training, virtual training, distance education and online learning are now commonplace and often used interchangeably. With all of this new terminology came a fair bit of confusion about the differences between training formats and how they are categorized. Sort through the confusion here.
2020 Reno Adult Learning Academy Concludes - July 18, 2020
Congratulations to the graduates of The Nevada Registry's 2020 Adult Learning Academy in Reno: Charlotte Torres, Cheri Moring, Heather Frydendall, Julie Hitchcock, Milagro Guardado and Yosaba Arellano. Led by LeAn Shelton with LeAn Shelton Consulting, L.L.C., these six individuals completed an intensive 25-hour Academy over the course of 9 weeks (extended due to COVID-19) and will begin delivering Registry-approved training to the Early Childhood community in the very near future. Thank you for your efforts to become an approved trainer with The Nevada Registry and for helping to expand professional development opportunities for ECE professionals in Northern and rural Nevada!
2020 Las Vegas Adult Learning Academy Concludes - June 23, 2020
Congratulations to the graduates of The Nevada Registry's 2020 Adult Learning Academy in Las Vegas: Constance Tomaneng, Marina Amaya, Kelly Wasowicz, Kimberli Helaire-Smith, Kathy Yoder-Bass, Sandra Gates and Brittany Henderson. Led by Teresa Byington from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, these seven individuals completed an intensive 25-hour Academy over the course of 9 weeks (extended due to COVID-19) and will begin delivering Registry-approved training to the Early Childhood community in the very near future. Thank you for your efforts to become an approved trainer with The Nevada Registry and for helping to expand professional development opportunities for ECE professionals in Clark County and beyond!
Suspension of In-Person Training Lifted; With Restrictions - June 4, 2020
The suspension of in-person training has been lifted. However, The Nevada Registry, with support from the TAS Advisory Workgroup, continues to discourage trainers from offering in-person training during the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you opt to deliver in-person training during this time, you are encouraged to follow all current social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 safety protocols outlined in the Governor’s Roadmap to Recovery (i.e., hand-washing/hand sanitizer, wearing of masks, ensuring a social distance of 6 ft. between attendees, etc.) in order to protect yourself as well as the health and safety of training participants.
By delivering in-person training at this time, you acknowledge and accept that you are delivering training at your own risk and that The Nevada Registry is not responsible for any health and safety issues associated with and/or that arise as a result of delivering this in-person training during this time, or any costs arising from such issues.
Save a Partially Entered Training Request - May 27, 2020
A new feature has been added to the trainer portal - the ability to save a partially entered training approval request. This allows you to start and save a training approval request mid-stream. No more losing your progress when you have to step away or if the system times out! Learn more here.
New Attendance System Notifications - May 6, 2020
The Nevada Registry has created a notification system with built-in reminders to prompt trainers to enter attendance within five days of a training session. Learn more here.
'Search by Approval Code' Added to Trainer Accounts - April 26, 2020
The Nevada Registry just rolled out a new feature designed to help trainers locate a specific training they have delivered within the “Approved Training Sessions” tab of their Trainer Account - the ability to search by approval code. This new feature makes it easier than ever to access/review the details of a training session and enter attendance since we know that searching for specific training sessions can be a challenge as more and more training sessions are added to the list of approved training in their account. Trainers no longer have to to search page by page for a specific training session – simply plug in the approval code and hit ‘Search’ and the details for that single event will be displayed. This is just one of the many ways The Nevada Registry is working at making a more streamlined experience for approved trainers. We hope you enjoy it!
In-Person Training Suspended through May 2020 - April 23, 2020
Because the Governor's Stay at Home order will not be lifted on April 30th as originally anticipated, all in-person Registry-approved training sessions will be suspended through May 31, 2020. If the order is lifted prior to May 31st and/or Phase 1 of the State's re-opening plan is launched and allows for group gatherings, this timeline will be adjusted accordingly. Read more here.
In-Person Training Temporarily Suspended - April 2, 2020
In order to comply with Governor Sisolak's Stay at Home Order and extension of the state shutdown until the end of April, The Nevada Registry, with support from the Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup, is suspending all in-person Registry-approved training sessions through April 30th. Click here for more information.
Training Attendance Tracking Feature Now Available - March 5, 2020
The new attendance tracking feature is now available. The attendance tracking feature allows completed Registry-approved training to be added to the membership accounts of active Registry members within approximately one week of attending an in-person training session. Commonly referred to as "live" data tracking, this is a significant benefit to professionals working in Early Childhood programs who will now have a more accurate and up to date record of their completed professional development. Learn more about this new membership benefit.
Trainer Approval Application Request Now Available - February 25, 2020
Individuals interested in applying for trainer approval for the first time can now request a Trainer Qualification Application online. Click on the link under the red alert message above or click here. Only those meeting the current Early Childhood Trainer or Topic Trainer eligibility criteria may apply.
New Feature Now Available - February 3, 2020
Thank you to all trainers who provided feedback during the 2020 trainer renewal process about the features of the online trainer portal that you love and use the most, as well as the additional tools that would make it even better. A new feature directly tied to your feedback is now available! Learn more here.
2020 Trainer Renewal/Approval Status as of Week 4 - January 31, 2020
Congratulations to the four RETURNING trainers and one NEW trainer who was approved this week as well as the one SPONSORED PRESENTER, two ORGANIZATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES and nineteen CONFERENCE PRESENTERS that were registered this week. A total of 139 trainers have now renewed/been approved since January 6, 2020. Combined with the 87 registered trainers, there are currently 226 active trainers available to deliver training in Nevada. 454 training sessions have been approved as well!
2020 Trainer Renewal/Approval Status as of Week 3 - January 24, 2020
Congratulations to the seven RETURNING trainers who were approved this week as well as the three SPONSORED PRESENTERS and two CONFERENCE PRESENTERS that were registered this week. A total of 134 trainers have now renewed/been approved since January 6, 2020. Combined with the 66 registered trainers, there are currently 200 active trainers available to deliver training in Nevada. 370 training sessions have been approved as well.
Attention Trainers: A New Way to Collaborate is Here! - January 24, 2020
The Nevada Registry recently launched an interactive discussion forum designed to help approved Trainers engage and collaborate with one another. Learn more about this new membership benefit here.
2020 Trainer Renewal/Approval Status as of Week 2 - January 17, 2020
Congratulations to the 16 additional RETURNING trainers and the five NEW trainers who were approved this week. A total of 127 trainers have now renewed/been approved since January 6, 2020. 349 training sessions have been approved as well!
2020 Trainer Renewal Status as of Week 1 - January 10, 2020
Congratulations to the 104 trainers who successfully RENEWED their trainer approval status and submitted 270 training sessions for approval within the first five days of the new qualification period!
Submit Your NevAEYC Conference Proposal Today! - January 6 and 21, 2020
The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) is now accepting proposals for the 2020 Annual Early Childhood Conference to be held April 16-18, 2020 at the Nuggest Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada.
Click here to learn more about the eligibility requirements and the submission process.
Trainer Renewal Period Now Open - January 6, 2020
The trainer renewal period is now open to eligible trainers (trainers who fully met the renewal criteria by December 31, 2019). Log into your Online Portal today and click on the red ‘Trainer Renewal Application’ tab to renew. Once your trainer approval status has been renewed* you may begin entering new and duplicate training sessions for approval. The process is quick and easy! Note: Trainers who did not deliver four Registry-approved training sessions by December 31, 2019 are not eligible to renew for a period of one year. Additionally, trainers who have not yet submitted documentation via their ‘Trainer Renewal Eligibility Status’ tab to verify completion of 15 continuing education hours (three in adult learing; 12 in general topics), are not eligible to renew their trainer approval status until certificates have been uploaded and verified by The Nevada Registry. Do not delay! The sooner you upload your documents, the sooner you may be eligible to renew.
*Trainer renewal applications will be reviewed and approved within two business days.
New Introductory Course Required for Initial Trainer Qualification - January 2, 2020
As of January 1, 2020, individuals applying for trainer approval for the first time are required to complete a 2-hour online course offered by ChildCare Education Institute titled, PROF105: Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers, Coaches and Directors (this course replaces the previously required PROF101 course). For those with CCEI subscriptions, the course can be completed at no additional charge as part of your existing subscription. For those without a subscription, the cost to complete the course is $30. It is recommended that you purchase the course only if you are certain you will qualify as a trainer. Contact The Nevada Registry for more information about the trainer approval process for NEW trainers.
Congratulations Trainers! - December 24, 2019
Congratulations to the 111 trainers who have fully met the trainer renewal requirements for 2020 by delivering four or more Registry-approved training sessions and completing 15 hours of continuing education (including three hours in adult learning principles). You are ready to renew when the trainer renewal period opens on January 6, 2020. For those who have not done so, please continue uploading your documentation via the ‘Trainer Renewal Eligibility Status’ tab of your Online Portal to verify completion of the required continuing education hours. The sooner that piece is complete, the sooner you will be eligible to renew (on or after 1/6/20 if you have also delivered four training sessions). As a reminder, training sessions must be delivered and continuing education hours by December 31, 2019 to qualify for trainer renewal in 2020.
New Tab Added to Trainer Accounts - December 9, 2019
A new tab has been added to approved trainer’s accounts. The next time you log in to your Online Portal, look for the tab labeled ‘Approved Training Topics’. This tab lists the topics which you are currently approved to deliver training and is based on documentation you provided to The Nevada Registry.
FINAL Year-End Trainer Renewal Reminder - December 4, 2019
Approved trainers in the Generalist, Out of State and Corporate trainer categories were sent a final email reminder about the criteria that must be met by December 31, 2019 in order to be eligible to renew their trainer approval status for the 2020 calendar year. Trainers should log in to their Online Portal NOW to verify their current status toward meeting the annual renewal criteria while there is still time to complete the requirements. Review the renewal requirements.
Year-End Trainer Renewal Reminder - November 5, 2019
Approved trainers in the Generalist, Out of State and Corporate trainer categories were sent another email reminder about the criteria that must be met by December 31, 2019 in order to successfully renew their trainer approval status for the 2020 calendar year. Trainers are encouraged to log in to their Online Portal as soon as possible to verify their current status toward meeting the annual renewal criteria. Learn more here.
NevAEYC Conference Proposal Forms Accepted January 6 - 31, 2020 - 10/24/19
NevAEYC will begin accepting proposals for the 2020 NevAEYC Annual Early Childhood Conference on January 6, 2020 in conjunction with The Nevada Registry's 2020 Trainer Application and Renewal process. Click here for more information.
New Attendance/Sign-In Sheet - 10/17/19
A new attendance-tracking feature will be available in 2020 to allow trainers and sponsoring organizations to enter the attendance from Registry-approved training sessions directly into the Online Portal. In order for this new feature to work, training participants must provide their name, Registry ID and an email address that matches the email address in their Registry membership account. As a result, the attendance/sign-in sheet has been updated to start collecting this information. Please discontinue use of any previous version of the attendance/sign-in sheet. Learn more about this new feature here.
More Adult Learning Principles Training Opportunities - 10/2/19
Three new training sessions focused on adult learning principles have been scheduled before the end of the year. Each one will fully satisfy the adult learning principles component of the continuing education requirement for trainer renewal. Find out more.
Year-End Reminder - 10/1/19
Approved trainers in the Generalist, Out of State and Corporate trainer categories were sent an email containing important information about the criteria that must be met by December 31, 2019 in order to successfully renew their trainer approval status for the 2020 calendar year. Trainers are encouraged to log into their Online Portal now to verify their current status toward meeting the annual renewal criteria. Learn more here.
Important Year-End Reminder - 9/4/19
Are you on track to meet the annual trainer renewal requirements by December 31st? Log in to your Online Portal account today to confirm whether you have delivered at least four Registry-approved training sessions. You may also upload documentation of your completed continuing education training for review by The Nevada Registry prior to December 31st to ensure that you have completed the required twelve hours of general continuing education along with three hours specific to adult learning principles (for a total of 15 hours). Progress toward meeting both requirements can be viewed by clicking the blue tab labeled ‘Trainer Renewal Eligibility Status’ within your Trainer Account. Trainers who have met both requirements by December 31st will be eligible to renew their trainer approval status beginning on January 6, 2020. Trainers who do not meet both requirements by December 31, 2019 will not be eligible to renew their trainer approval status until January 2021. Exceptions will not be made.
Trainer Renewal Deadline for 2019 - 8/30/19
The trainer renewal period for trainers approved in 2018 who have not yet renewed their trainer approval status for the 2019 calendar year ends on September 30, 2019. Trainers may not renew after September 30th for the current calendar year. The renewal period for the 2020 calendar year opens on January 6, 2020.
NEW Trainer Application Deadline for 2019 - 8/30/19
The deadline to apply as a NEW trainer for the 2019 calendar year is September 30, 2019. No new trainer applications will be accepted after September 30th for the current calendar year. The application period for NEW trainer approval for the 2020 calendar year begins on January 6, 2020.
Additional Adult Learning Principles Training Opportunities - 8/22/19
Are you looking for training to meet the adult learning principles portion of the continuing education requirement for trainer renewal? Check out two upcoming opportunities here.
New Feature Added to Trainer Profile - 8/19/19
A new feature has been added to the 'Trainer Profile' tab of the Online Portal to help trainers prepare for trainer renewal in 2020. Read more about it here.
Vision of an Adult Learner Today YouTube Video - 7/31/19
A link to a video/resource has been added to the 'For Trainers Quick Links' page of The Nevada Registry website in the 'Other Resources' section as well as in the yellow menu section to the left on the 'For Trainers' page. This video effectively highlights the diverse learning styles and preferences of adult learners and serves as a good reminder when developing training based on adult learning principles.
New Adult Learning Principles Training Available - 7/29/19
The Nevada Registry just approved a new online course offered by ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) that approved trainers can apply toward the adult learning training component required for trainer renewal in 2020*. PROF105: Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers, Coaches, and Directors is a two-hour intermediate-level course designed to provide a foundation in adult learning theories and strategies that will help trainers of adult learners grow to their full potential. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can register for professional development courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase child care training courses as block hours through CCEI online enrollment.
*To be eligible to renew in 2020, approved trainers must complete 12 hours of continuing education related to their approved training topics/expertise AND an additional three hours specific to adult learning principles (for a total of 15 hours). This course partially meets the 3 hour requirement in Adult Learning Principles. An additional 1 hour course will be required to fully meet the requirement.
Important Online Portal Maintenance Notice - 7/16/19
The Online Portal will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, July 18, 2019 beginning at 5 pm until 8 am on Friday, July 19, 2019 in order to perform maintenance in preparation for the launch of the new online membership renewal process. You will not be able to access your trainer account to submit new/duplicate training for approval during this short period. This maintenance has been scheduled during the evening hours when traffic to the portal is generally lighter. However, we encourage you to plan accordingly to ensure you have accessed what you need to from your account prior to the portal being temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we make important updates to the system!
Important Mid-Year Reminders - 6/14/19
Each approved trainer in the Generalist, Out of State and Corporate trainer categories was sent an email with important reminders about the trainer renewal process for the 2020 calendar year. Please read through the information carefully to ensure you are set to successfully renew your trainer approval status in January.
New and Improved Online Portal - 5/10/19
Additional features have been added to the portal that trainers have been using to manage their Trainer Account. Check your email for full details of the exciting new changes!
New Feature Added to the User Portal - 4/8/19
Trainers now have the ability to edit a training that has already been approved (but that has not yet occurred) from within their User Portal. Read the full details here.
Upcoming Adult Learning Principles Training Opportunities - 3/27/19
Several in-person options are currently available to help you meet the Adult Learning Principles component of the continuing education requirement. Click here for more information.
Survey Results Now Available - 3/25/19
In January 2019, The Nevada Registry published two surveys designed to gain input from Directors/Administrators of Early Childhood programs and approved trainers about the components of high-quality professional development/training and training evaluation. KPS3 Marketing, a research firm based in Reno, administered the surveys. The information collected will be considered by the Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup as part of the ongoing development of the Quality Assurance System (QAS) component within The Nevada Registry’s training approval system. Check out the survey results here:
Training Transcript of Approved Training - 3/21/19
Need an up-to-date listing of the Registry-approved training sessions you have delivered? It's as easy as the click of a button from within your User Portal. Click here to learn how.
Trainer Reinstatement - 3/13/19
Individuals who did not renew their trainer approval status in 2019 (for any reason, including denial) may apply for reinstatement for the 2020 calendar year beginning on 1/6/20. An individual’s trainer approval status will be reinstated only when the individual presents evidence of having completed 12 hours continuing education training and/or college coursework related to his/her previously approved training topics/expertise AND three hours of training specific to adult learning principles (for a total of 15 hours) as defined on the ADULT LEARNING PRINCIPLES List of Acceptable Training document of The Nevada Registry. This training must have been completed during the calendar year immediately prior to the year in which he/she is seeking reinstatement.
New Resource Available: 2019 and 2020 Calendar Year Reminders and Updates - 2/15/19
The Nevada Registry, with input from the TAS Advisory Workgroup, has developed a new resource designed to provide approved trainers with important trainer approval/renewal reminders, expectations, timelines and changes for the 2019 and 2020 calendar years. Please review this document and contact our office with any questions.
Updated TAS-Related Documents - 2/15/19
Many of the TAS-related documents have been updated recently, but we would like to draw your attention to two specific documents designed to help ensure approved trainers are aware of and understand the requirements for trainer renewal for the 2020 calendar year. Please review these documents and feel free to contact our office with any questions.
- Trainer Renewal: Annual Requirements for the Delivery of Training and Completion of Continuing Education
- Adult Learning Principles: List of Acceptable Training
Training Delivery Clarification - 1/18/19
Approved trainers in the Generalist, Out of State and Corporate trainer categories are required to deliver a minimum of four Registry-approved training sessions per year in order to be eligible to initiate the trainer approval process in the next calendar year. While The Nevada Registry encourages trainers to offer training to the general early childhood community, these four training sessions are not required to be offered to the public. Please contact our office with any questions about the training delivery requirements.
New Trainer and Trainer Renewal Period Now Open - 1/7/19
Click here for full details.
Trainer Renewal Clarification - 12/20/18
Trainer renewal criteria must be completed by December 31st, but trainers do not need to renew their trainer approval status by December 31st.
The only trainers currently eligible to renew are those in the Generalist, Out of State and Corporate categories who have delivered four Registry-approved training session AND who have delivered 50% of ALL training to the public. All others will be able to renew beginning on January 7, 2019, if eligible. Those who are eligible will see a red “Trainer Renewal Application” tab within their User Portal beginning on January 7th.
3-Week Countdown - 12/10/18
With three weeks left in the calendar year, there is still time to ensure that you have delivered four Registry-approved training sessions and to wrap up your continuing education for the year. Log into your User Portal today to verify the number of training sessions you have delivered to date, keeping in mind that training sessions not yet delivered are not factored into your total.
Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Adult Learning Academy - 12/4/18
Click here to learn more about this opportunity. Application now closed.
4-Week Countdown - 12/4/18
Time is running out! Though there are still four weeks left in the calendar year to deliver four Registry-approved training sessions and to complete 15 hours of continuing education, the end of the year will be here before we know it! Log into your User Portal today to ensure you are on track to meeting the annual trainer renewal requirements by December 31st. Please note that training sessions approved but not yet delivered are not factored into your total number of trainings delivered.
5-Week Countdown - 11/26/18
The end of the calendar year is rapidly approaching. Are you on track to meet the annual trainer renewal requirements by December 31st? If not, there are still five weeks left in the calendar year to deliver four Registry-approved training sessions and complete 15 hours of continuing education (three of which must be in adult learning). If you have not already delivered four Registry-approved sessions, please log into your User Portal today to determine the total number of Registry-approved training sessions you will need to deliver by December 31st in order to be eligible to renew your trainer approval status in the coming year. Please note that training sessions approved but not yet delivered are not factored into your total.
6-Week Countdown - 11/20/18
There are still six weeks left in the calendar year to meet your renewal requirements! Log into your User Portal today to determine the total number of Registry-approved training sessions you will need to deliver by December 31st in order to be eligible to renew your trainer approval status in the coming year.
2nd and Final Year-End Trainer Renewal Reminder - 11/9/18
Approved trainers in the Generalist, Out of State and Corporate trainer categories with fewer than four Registry-approved sessions delivered to date were sent a second reminder notice via email regarding the annual trainer renewal requirements that must be met in order to renew their trainer approval status for the 2019 calendar year. All future reminders will be posted on the For Trainers and News pages of the Registry website.
Trainer Renewal FAQs - 10/5/18
Do you have questions about the annual trainer renewal requirements regarding the delivery of training and the completion of continuing education? If so, click on the following links for answers to a few frequently asked questions:
Important Year-End Trainer Renewal Reminder - 10/3/18
Approved trainers in the Generalist, Out of State and Corporate trainer categories with fewer than four Registry-approved sessions delivered to date were sent an important reminder via email regarding the annual trainer renewal requirements that must be met in order to renew their trainer approval status for the 2019 calendar year.
Enrollment Period for NEW Trainer Approval Now Closed - 10/1/18
The trainer approval and qualification enrollment period for NEW trainers CLOSED on 9/30/2018. No NEW trainer approval applications will be processed between October 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. Learn more.
New Trainer Category Designations - 9/18/18
The Nevada Registry has developed a way to more accurately capture the training delivery practices of approved trainers and has modified the trainer renewal requirements for certain categories. Learn more about the newly assigned trainer categories here.
2019 Trainer Renewal Schedule - 9/18/18
Have you delivered four Registry-approved training sessions, completed 15 hours of continuing education AND offered at least 50% of your trainings to the public? If so, you are eligible to renew your trainer approval status as early as October 1st! Find out more.
New Resource Available for Renewing Trainers - 9/18/18
Need to know what the annual renewal requirements are and when you are eligible to renew for the 2019 calendar year? Find out here.
New User Portal Feature - 9/18/18
It is easier than ever before to know how many training sessions you have delivered during the 2018 calendar year and the percentage of sessions that were open to the public. Find out how.
2018 Deadline for NEW Trainer Approval - 9/11/18
Individuals interested in becoming an approved trainer for the first time must submit a trainer application by September 28, 2018. Click here for more information.
Quality Assurance System Document Now Available - 6/7/18
The TAS Advisory Workgroup has begun to develop a Quality Assurance System within The Nevada Registry’s training approval system. Find out more about this developing work here.
Training Transcript Added to the User Portal - 5/17/18
A new feature has been added to the User Portal called the Transcript of Approved Training. Learn more about it here!
Important Change to Topic Trainer Criteria - 5/4/18
As of May 2018, the minimum educational standard for Topic Trainer approval has been increased from a high school diploma to an Associate’s degree. This change aligns the approval criteria for Topic Trainers with the minimum educational criteria for Early Childhood Trainers and was made in cooperation with the TAS Advisory Workgroup. What this means is that individuals applying for Topic Trainer approval for the first time as of May 2018 and beyond, must now show evidence of having earned an Associate’s degree (and meet all other established criteria) in order to initially qualify. Topic Trainers approved prior to May 2018 who do not possess an Associate’s degree or higher will be “grandfathered” into the training approval system and will remain eligible to apply for trainer requalification on an annual basis through the 2021 calendar year. However, beginning in January 2022, the minimum educational standard for Topic Trainer requalification for previously approved trainers will be an Associate’s degree. Topic trainers who do not meet the minimum educational requirement as of January 2022 will no longer be eligible to apply for trainer approval/requalification with The Nevada Registry, regardless of previous trainer approval status.
Professional Development Acceptance Guidelines - 4/25/18
In order to requalify, trainers must complete 15 hours of continuing education each year (a minimum of 3 hours must be in adult learning principles). To be applied toward the requirement, training must be Registry-approved, CEU-bearing, a college credit-bearing course or offered by one of the Out-of-State Early Childhood Organizations listed in the Professional Development Acceptance Guidelines document of The Nevada Registry.
Initial Training "Cheat Sheet" Now Available - 4/17/18
This resource helps caregivers and trainers alike make sense of the new training requirements. Learn more.
Supplemental CCDBG Training Resources Now Available - 2/15/18
Specific NAC432A regulations pertaining to each new health and safety training topic have been pulled out of the larger regulation document and broken down to highlight the regulations that currently exist in each area. Use these resources to supplement your training development and delivery. Learn more.
The Nevada Registry is Now Accepting Applications for the Adult Learning Academy - 2/7/18
The Nevada Registry is looking for individuals with less than 15 hours of previous experience delivering training to adult learners who are interested in participating in the Adult Learning Academy. Application deadline is February 16, 2018 (extended to February 23rd) . Learn more about this opportunity.
Submitting Health and Safety Training for Approval? - 2/5/18
Are you eligible to deliver one or more of the new CCDBG Health and Safety training topics? If so, please use the CCDBG Health and Safety Training: Guidelines for Approved Trainers when designing your course. These guidelines were created with help from the TAS Advisory Workgroup and vetted through State Child Care Licensing to take all of the guesswork out of the new requirements by creating standardized training titles and course objectives for each of the newly required topics. No need to reinvent the wheel – when submitting approval requests for these topics, simply copy and paste the information contained within the guidelines into your online event form to ensure that you’ve covered all of the required content. CCDBG Health and Safety Training will only be approved when the content requirements and trainer qualifications have been met so keep it simple by using the resources we have created for you!
CCEI Training Requirement for New Trainers - 2/5/18
All individuals interested in applying to become an approved trainer with The Nevada Registry must first complete a required online course in adult learning principles titled, “PROF101: Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers and Directors”, offered by the Child Care Education Institute (CCEI). This is a one-time requirement for new trainers. Instructions for accessing the course can be easily located on the left-hand side of this page of the Registry website in the yellow menu section. The cost for the course is $15. One hour of Registry-approved training will be granted upon completion.
Content Guidelines for New CCDBG Health and Safety Training Now Available - 1/18/18
The Nevada Registry, with input from the TAS Advisory Workgroup and State Child Care Licensing, has created content guidelines and trainer requirements specific to the recently adopted CCDBG health and safety training that is now required within 120 days of employment in a child care facility (Building and Physical Premises Safety, Emergency Preparedness Medication Administration, Shaken Baby Syndrome and Transportation Safety). Eligible trainers are welcome to begin submitting approval requests using the guidelines stipulated in the attached document. Training titles and objectives for these courses should be submitted exactly as presented within the guidelines (copy and paste). Please note that CCDBG Health and Safety Training will only be approved when the content requirements and trainer qualifications have been met.
TAS Advisory Workgroup Update – 12/21/17
The TAS Advisory Workgroup began its work in August 2017. Five meetings of the workgroup were held through December 2017 and an incredible amount of important work was completed. The rich workgroup discussions and thoughtful feedback from a diverse group of representatives made it possible for The Nevada Registry to create a collection of documents summarizing the decisions made related to initial trainer criteria and annual trainer renewal requirements. With this information, trainers approved for the 2018 calendar year know exactly what to expect and the requirements that must be met in order to renew again next year. Click on the links below for more information. (All documents updated as of September 2018.)
- Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup
- Early Childhood Trainer: Trainer Qualification and Approval Criteria
- Topic Trainer: Trainer Qualification and Approval Criteria
- Adult Learning Academy
- Trainer Requalification Requirement: Delivery of Training
- Trainer Requalification Requirement: Continuing Education
- Adult Learning Principles: List of Acceptable Training
New Trainer Enrollment Period Opening Soon!
The trainer approval and qualification enrollment period for NEW trainers will open on January 8, 2018 and will be available through September 28, 2018.
Note: Trainers who were approved during the 2017 calendar year may requalify now. Log into your User Portal and click on the red “Trainer Requalification” tab to begin the process.
Trainer Requalification Application Process Now Open - 11/1/17
The Trainer Requalification Application is now available! What this means is that if you are an EXISTING approved trainer with The Nevada Registry, you may initiate the requalification process at any time. Click here for more details about how to begin the process.
TAS Advisory Workgroup Update - 10/13/17
The TAS Advisory Workgroup has been hard at work examining the trainer requalification criteria as part of the new and improved training approval system that rolled out in January 2017. Three meetings have already been held - decisions and updates about the workgroup's progress will be forthcoming. In the meantime, please be advised that all decisions made with regard to the training approval system will be posted to the blog and the For Trainers page of the Registry website. What this means is that unless you see it posted here – it’s not official! Please rely on the Registry website for the latest and most accurate information as we continue to make enhancements to the training approval system.
Upcoming Deadline to Apply to Become a (NEW) Trainer - 9/15/17
Individuals interested in becoming an approved trainer for the first time must submit a trainer application by September 30, 2017. Click here for more information.
Important Update to the 2017 Trainer Renewal Requirements - 9/7/17
The requirement to deliver 4 training sessions to the public is being waived for 2017. Click here for more details.
First Meeting of the TAS Advisory Workgroup Held - 8/3/17
The scope of work for the 2017 calendar year has been identified. Click here for a complete update.
Announcement Regarding Renewal Requirements - 6/22/17
The requirement to complete 15 hours of continuing education in order to requalify is being waived for Year 1. More information.
Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup Members Announced - 6/22/17
Members of the newly formed TAS Advisory Workgroup have been appointed. The group will begin its work in late July/early August. Learn more about the TAS Advisory Workgroup.
Attention Approved ECE 4 and Topic Trainers with an Associate's Degree or Higher! - 4/13/17
A new advisory workgroup is being formed to help guide the ongoing development of The Nevada Registry's newly implemented trainer criteria, approval and qualification process. Learn more here.
New User Portal Feature Added - 3/20/17
Approved trainers now have the ability to mark a training as full and to cancel a training from within their User Portal. Find out how!
New Training-Related Icon Unveiled - 3/13/17
Check out this new icon that will help you advertise your training as Registry-approved while at the same time, help consumers of training feel confident knowing when a training has been approved by the Registry/will count toward annual training requirements. This icon is now included on the pre-filled certificates you receive within approval confirmation emails, but can also be accessed from within your User Portal. Learn more about how to use it.
Another New Feature Added to the Trainer User Portal - 3/13/17
Approval confirmation emails already contain links to pre-filled training attendance/sign-in sheets and certificates, but now you can access those same documents from within your User Portal as well! Find out how!
New Features Added to the Approved Trainer User Portal - 2/21/17
In our effort to continually enhance the new online User Portal for approved trainers, we have added two new “bells and whistles” allowing you to access to even more information contained within your account: Trainings Pending Approval and Trainings Delivered. Learn more!
Message to Trainers About New System - 1/10/17
As announced yesterday, the new and improved trainer qualification and approval process has officially launched! We’d like to take the opportunity to thank our previously registered trainers who helped us test the system and make important changes during our “soft” launch. Your feedback and support throughout this process has been invaluable! As we move forward, we'd like to offer a few tips, reminders and a bit of good news that will continue to guide you through these changes. Learn more.
Trainer Qualification and Application Process Now Open to All - 1/9/17
The trainer qualification and application process is now officially open to ALL individuals interested in becoming an approved trainer with The Nevada Registry. Regardless of whether you were a registered trainer in the past or if this is your first attempt at becoming a trainer, you will need to contact our office via email to request a trainer application. Prior to doing so, please review the trainer approval criteria in effect as of January 2017. Once you have done so, feel free to contact our office with any questions regarding the criteria, the new approval and qualification process and/or to request an application.
Trainer Qualification and Application Process Open on Limited Basis - 12/27/16
The trainer qualification and application process is now open on a limited basis to currently registered and active trainers. Currently registered trainers with training scheduled for January may contact our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a trainer application. The two-week submission policy is currently being waived. The new system will officially launch on Monday, January 9, 2017 and will be open to all trainers, current and new, at that time.
Trainer Criteria Q&A - 12/14/16
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the new trainer qualification and approval criteria process are now available on a dedicated page of the Registry website.
New Trainer Criteria and Qualification Process - What to Expect - 11/30/16
To ensure that training scheduled for January is approved and posted as quickly as possible, the Registry will initiate a “soft” launch mid-December by opening up the trainer application to currently registered and active trainers only. Learn more.
Trainer Criteria Unveiled - 11/22/16
Trainer criteria was unveiled this week and sent to registered trainers via email with a link to a survey. Find out more about the new criteria.
Got Questions? We Have Answers. - 11/17/16
Learn more details about the upcoming trainer criteria and qualification process that will be unveiled soon.
Training Approval System Update - 10/27/16
Click here for the latest update regarding the new trainer qualification criteria and improved training approval system.
2016 Trainer Survey Results Now Available - 9/15/16
In August 2016, The Nevada Registry invited registered trainers to complete a brief survey regarding the upcoming, improved training approval system. The survey was administered by KPS3 Marketing and the survey results are now available.
CCDF Health and Safety Training Approval Notice - 8/29/16
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 made major changes designed to protect the health and safety of children in early care and education (ECE) settings. As a result, a number of new health and safety trainings are now required as part of the CCDF Reauthorization. There are many sections of the new law, but as it relates specifically to professional development; all States must have minimum health and safety training requirements in 12 specific topic areas; several of which are already required within State Child Care Licensing regulations in Nevada (CPR, CA/N, etc.). Training requirements for the remaining topics have been proposed, but have not yet been adopted into licensing regulation. For this reason, The Nevada Registry is electing to refrain from approving any NEW trainings being developed in response to the proposed regulations in the specific topics listed below until the length of each course, content requirements and trainer criteria (if applicable) for these new trainings has been determined by State Child Care Licensing.
- Administration of medication including the prevention and response to food and allergic reactions;
- Building and physical premises safety including the storage of hazardous materials and bio contaminants;
- Prevention of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma;
- Emergency preparedness and response planning for emergencies resulting from a natural disaster, or a man-caused event;
- Precautions in transporting children.
While we appreciate the forward-thinking and proactive approach demonstrated by trainers, we believe this decision is in the best interest of training participants and will help minimize as much confusion as possible around the new requirements (i.e., something approved today might not meet the adopted regulation/requirement tomorrow). We will keep you updated as more information is received and when the child care regulations are finalized in order to support your efforts in the development of new trainings that will help meet the increased demand for these topics. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Important Update Regarding Training Approval - August 2016
Please be advised that The Nevada Registry is in the process of creating a new and improved training approval system with changes slated to roll out in January 2017. As a result, the following changes are in effect as of September 1, 2016:
- 2017 training dates will not be approved. Please do not submit requests for any training occurring in 2017 as they will be denied.
- The Nevada Registry will not register any NEW trainers until the criteria for trainers has been established. Only currently registered trainers may submit training for approval through the end of the year.
- All trainers will be required to re-qualify once new trainer criteria has been established.
A plan is currently being developed to ensure that training will be available to help ECE professionals meet their professional development needs during the transition from the old to the new and improved system. Trainers will be notified (mid-late December) when the trainer approval application process is available and when the new system is ready to accept training requests for the 2017 calendar year. Until then, all other standard training approval policies and procedures remain in effect.
Be sure to check your email and the Registry blog regularly for updates and opportunities to provide input throughout this process!
New Training Approval Policy Regarding In-Home Training and Updated Trainer Agreement - August 2014
As of January 1, 2015, the Registry will no longer approve training that occurs in the private residence of registered trainers. This decision is based on the potential health, safety and liability risks that are present when individuals are invited into the private home of a trainer. Trainers who have traditionally conducted training in their homes can still provide training, so long as it occurs in a public location. Numerous training location alternatives are available; often at low or no cost, such as libraries, community centers, churches, child care facilities, etc.
The Ethical Obligations, Responsibilities and Professional Expectations for Registered Trainers agreement has been updated to reflect this change. Current trainers will not be required to resubmit a signed agreement at this time; however, all individuals registering as trainers from this point forward will be required to sign the updated form (dated August 2014) at the time of registration.
You're Invited to Join the Trainer Directory! - March 2014
The Trainer Directory is an optional, fee-based service that helps connect early childhood professionals with trainers across the state. The Directory is now available on the Registry website and allows consumers of training to look for trainers with expertise in specific topics of interest.
Download a Trainer Directory Invoice (if paying by check)
Professional Development Training Requirement for Registered Trainers - June 2013
All registered trainers are required to complete an online course in adult learning principles titled, “PROF101: Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers and Directors”, offered by the Child Care Education Institute (CCEI). The cost for this course is $15. One hour of Registry-approved training will be granted.
Upon completion of the course, please fax or mail a copy of your Certificate of Completion to our office at:
Fax: (775) 857-3158
Mail: 240 S. Rock Blvd., Ste. #143, Reno, NV 89502
* All individuals offering Registry-approved training must fulfill this requirement in order to continue to utilize the training approval system regardless of the length of time registered with the Registry, trainer type (ECE-trainer, Non-ECE trainer, trainers who are conducting training as part of their job, trainers who are being sponsored by an agency to offer training on an ongoing basis, etc.), previous experience as a trainer and/or previous training/education in adult learning. Alternative training such as previously completed training on adult learning, college courses, etc. will not be accepted in lieu of completing this course.
Updated Trainer Agreement and Newly Adopted Registered Trainer Complaint Protocol - March 2013
In addition to implementing the new training requirement for trainers, the trainer agreement has been updated/revised and policies for handling complaints about registered trainers have been developed. A letter outlining these changes was sent to all active* registered trainers and sponsoring agencies on March 25, 2013. Read the full letter now.
* Registered trainers are considered 'active' if they have provided one or more Registry-approved trainings in the past 15 months.
Click on the links below to learn more about:
* Effective July 1, 2011, the Bureau of Services for Child Care transferred to the Health Division and is now housed under the Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (HCQC) - Child Care Licensing Unit.
Trainer Reinstatement Fee
Trainers failing to complete 15 continuing education hours by their unique trainer expiration date have the option to pay a $250 reinstatement fee to waive the twelve-month waiting period. If an individual elects to pay the reinstatement fee, he/she must first make up/complete the missing continuing education hours prior to paying the fee, but will not be subject to a one-year waiting period to renew.