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13A.15.06.02

.02 Training Requirements.

A. Preservice Training. An individual who applies for an initial registration shall:

(1) Hold a current certificate indicating successful completion of training in approved:

(a) Basic first-aid through the American Red Cross, or a program with equivalent standards; and

(b) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through the American Heart Association, or a program with equivalent standards, appropriate for each age group approved for care in the home;

(c) If requesting approval to provide care for children younger than 24 months old, present evidence of having successfully completed, within 5 years before the date of the request, approved training in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; and

(2) Provide documentation of having successfully completed:

(a) Within 2 years before the application for initial registration is filed, at least 24 clock hours of approved training that includes 4 clock hours in each of the six core of knowledge competencies;

(b) The 90 clock hour course, or its approved equivalent, that satisfies the preservice training requirement for a child care teacher or child care center director under COMAR 13A.16.06.05B(4), .09A(1)(b), or .10B(1)(a), as applicable;

(c) Department of Defense training modules for child care providers;

(d) The Child Development Associate Credential issued by the Council for Professional Recognition;

(e) An associate's degree that includes at least 15 semester hours of early childhood education or elementary education course work;

(f) A bachelor's or higher degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or other discipline approved by the office; or

(g) Other course work approved by the office; and

(3) Complete approved training on emergency and disaster planning.

B. Continued Training. A provider shall successfully complete:

(1) During the first year of registration, 18 clock hours of approved training specified by the office; and

(2) By the end of each 12-month period after the first full year of registration, a total of 12 clock hours of approved continued training that consists of:

(a) At least 6 clock hours of core of knowledge training; and

(b) Not more than 6 clock hours of elective training.

C. Emergency and Disaster Planning Training.

(1) The office may not approve an initial registration application unless the applicant has completed approved training on emergency and disaster planning.

(2) To maintain an initial registration or a continuing registration approved before July 1, 2010, a provider shall complete approved training on emergency and disaster planning as directed by the office, if the provider has not already completed that training.

D. Professional Development Plan.

(1) The provider shall maintain a professional development plan.

(2) Training completed by the provider under §B of this regulation shall be:

(a) Consistent with the provider's professional development plan; and

(b) Documented by the provider on the professional development plan.

E. Current certification in approved basic first aid and CPR training as specified in §A(1)(a) and (b) of this regulation shall be maintained at all times by:

(1) The provider; and

(2) If applicable, the additional adult.

F. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Training.

(1) The office may not approve a request by an applicant or a provider to provide care for children younger than 24 months old unless the applicant or provider has met the requirements of §A(1)(c) of this regulation.

(2) SIDS training may not be used to satisfy the continued training requirements set forth in §B of this regulation.

G. Infant-Toddler Training.

(1) Effective July 1, 2010, the office may not approve a request by an applicant or a provider for an infant-toddler capacity of more than two children younger than 2 years old unless the individual has completed 3 semester hours or 45 clock hours of approved training, or the equivalent, related exclusively to the care of children younger than 2 years old.

(2) A provider approved before July 1, 2010, for an infant-toddler capacity of more than two children younger than 2 years old shall complete, by December 31, 2010, 3 semester hours or 45 clock hours of approved training, or the equivalent, related exclusively to the care of children younger than 2 years old in order to maintain that approval.

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