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Child Care Licensing Training

Child care licensing regulations require training for providers and staff in Vermont. Access this link to review CDD Course Criteria for Child Care Licensing Requirements

Refer to the relevant regulations and positions to determine whether orientation training is required and the number of training hours required annually.

Vermont Orientation

It consists of two parts:

  1. Online Mandated Reporter Training
  2. Training to meet the remaining orientation requirements can happen in two ways:
    1. Better Kid Care Vermont Orientation Training
    2. Some programs may offer their own orientation as long as it meets regulation requirements.

If you have questions about the requirements, contact the Licensor on Duty at 800-649-2642 (option 3) or

If you have trouble accessing the Better Kid Care Vermont Orientation Training, contact your local resource advisor.

Pediatric First Aid & Infant/Child CPR

To meet the regulatory requirements, the training must meet the criteria below and be verified in an individual's BFIS Quality-Credentialing Account.

Documentation of the training must include:

  • Name and logo of the training organization
  • Date of the training
  • Type of training
  • Infant and child skills covered
  • Name of the individual certified
  • Expiration date for the certification.

If the documentation provided does not reflect the infant and child skills covered, additional documentation must be submitted. If you complete the training online, it must include a hands-on skills component recognized and accepted by the online training organization.

Please see the information about the current waiver

Medication Administration

The training must meet the criteria below to count towards the child care regulations requirement. It must be entered and verified in an individual's BFIS Quality-Credentialing Account.

  • Minimum of 2 hours.
  • Sponsored by a Northern Lights-approved sponsor.
  • Taught by an RN or MD.
  • Cover the five rights of medication administration, procedures, side effects, errors, and adverse effects, as well as an in-person or Online Real-Time skills component for administering asthma & anaphylaxis medication.

Visit the training calendar to find medication administration trainings near you. You can also find a medication instructor.

Emergency Response

Center-based licensees and family child care providers must attend emergency preparedness training. While CDD does not require a specific training to meet this requirement, it does require it to cover sheltering in place.


Questions about whether a training meets the critiera, contact your local resource advisor.