HiMama Academy is an on-demand training and professional development resource for early childhood educators. Educators designed and developed it to develop, support, and retain staff in a changing world. HiMama Academy is IACET-certified and recognized by the National Workforce Registry Alliance, which covers 16 states.
As an IACET-certified resource, educators are able to earn ‘Continuing Education Units,’ meaning that our content and learning framework has been certified at the highest standard. All course content is heavily researched and developed by accredited authors.
Since our courses offer IACET-certified CEUs, it is generally accepted by license inspectors to meet the requirements for annual in-service training. Being that the National Workforce Registry Alliance recognizes us, this helps us to be accepted by more registries that are associated with them.
It is, however, up to the individual center to work with their local representatives to ensure that guidelines are followed and that hours and certifications are submitted.
While anyone can sign up to take our online classes to earn CEUs, if you are trying to meet the professional development requirements of your state or province, please refer to our regional guide below.
Approved/Accepted by the region
HiMama Academy meets the quality standards for approval/acceptance in the following states and provinces. Certificates from Academy can be submitted towards required yearly professional development training hours in these regions. As always, we recommend reaching out to your local licensing representative for guidance and please check with your local registry to see which HiMama Academy courses are available for credit in your region (not all courses may be available at the time).
- Alabama – Accepted by the Alabama Department of Human Resources Child Care Services Division and recognized by the Alabama Pathways Registry
- Alaska – Approved by the System for Early Education Development (SEED)
- Arizona – Approved by the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry
- California – Approved by the California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry (and the Childcare Alliance Los Angeles)
- Colorado – Approved by the Colorado Shines Professional Development Information System (PDIS)
- Connecticut – The state approves all PD to count toward hours and does not approve individual organizations, currently inquiring about CTAEYC
- Delaware – Accepted by the Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL) to be used as community-based training. Not currently recognized as a quality-assured training for Delaware Stars or Bridge Stars program.
- District of Columbia – Approved through the District of Columbia Trainer Approval Program (TAP) of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Division of Early Learning (DEL), and approved by the DC Professional Development Information System (DCPDIS)
- Florida – Approved due to IACET accreditation, in compliance with Florida Early Care and Education Professional Development System
- Georgia – Approved by Georgia Professional Development System (GaPDS) and Georgia Ealy Learning and Development Standards (GELDS), in compliance with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) Bright From the Start program
- Hawaii – Only courses 1.5 hours+ are approved by PATCH via certificates (not listed in the registry). Not approved for Infant & Toddler accreditations (live training only)
- Idaho – Approved by Idaho STARS and in compliance with the IDAEYC
- Illinois – Approved by the Gateways to Opportunity Illinois Professional Development System (IPDS), administered by the INCCRRA
- Indiana – Approved by the Indiana AEYC meeting the Pass the Quality (PTQ) requirements, looking into approving courses on Family Social Services Association Carefinder (FSSA)
- Iowa – Approved by the Iowa Department of Human Services and in compliance with Iowa Early Learning Standards
- Kansas – Approved by Kansas Government Department of Health and Environment due to IACET
- Kentucky – Approved by ECE TRIS, individual courses being uploaded to the registry
- Louisiana – Approved by Louisiana PATHWAYS, in compliance with Quality Start and Louisiana Early Learning Guidelines and Standards
- Maine – Approved by Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network and counts towards elective hours. Check with licensing rep for other hours.
- Maryland – Approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care and the Workforce Advancement Branch as an MSDE-approved training organization. Academy meets the requirements for COMAR 13A.14.08 “Training Approval.”
- Massachusetts – CEUs are accepted by Early Education and Care (EEC)
- Michigan – Approved by MiRegistry and Great Start to Quality
- Missouri – Approved by Missouri Open Initiative, MOPD Registry and MOWorkshop Calendar
- Nebraska – Approved by the Nebraska Department of Education and Child Development Associate (CDA) Pathways – Automatically Accepted ECE Training List
- Nevada – Approved by Nevada Registry due to IACET
- New Hampshire – Accepted by the NHCIS Professional Registry. Academy is unlisted on the registry due to out-of-state status. We are in alignment with He-C 4002.33 professional development.
- New Jersey – In alignment with NJAC 6A:9-3 and standards for professional learning in NJAC 6A:9C-3.3. Acceptance is up to the discretion of individual school districts. Check with your center supervisor.
- New York – Approved by the Aspire Registry and OCFS. Courses are in compliance with Quality Stars NY training requirements
- North Carolina – Approved due to IACET by the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE)
- Oregon – Accepted by the Oregon Registry Online as Community Based Training and can count toward college course credits from Steps 1-7 Core Knowledge Competency Levels
- Pennsylvania – Approved by Pennsylvania Key, Keystone STARS and PQAS
- Courses do NOT meet the Pennsylvania 10 hour Health and Safety course requirement
- South Carolina – Approved by SC Endeavours and ABC Quality due to IACET – count for DSS credit hours
- South Dakota – Accepted as DSS credit hours towards South Dakota Pathways to Professional Development
- Tennessee – Approved by TrainTN
- Texas – Accepted by TECPDS/Texas Rising Stars as Self-Instructional (HMA Courses) and Self-Study (HMH Webinars) due to IACET. In compliance with sections 746.1317 a7B, b, and c & 746.1305-07 of THHS Child Care Regulation
- Utah – Accepted by the Utah Registry for Professional Development (URPD) based on IACET certification
- Vermont – Approved by Northern Lights at Community College of Vermont (Academy is listed on their website) and part of the Step Ahead Recognition System (STARS)
- Virginia – Approved by the Department of Education, in alignment with Virginia Early Learning and Development Birth to Five Standards
- West Virginia – Accepted by the West Virginia State Training and Registry System as non-STARS hours
- Wisconsin – Approved by Wisconsin Registry and the Professional Development Approval System (PDAS)
- Wyoming – Approved by Wyoming STARS Registry, Wyoming Department of Family Services, Align.
- Alberta – Approved by the Alberta Government Child Care and Youth Services Division
- British Colombia – Accepted by the Government of British Columbia on a case-by-case basis by the ECE Registry. Check with your center supervisor.
- Manitoba – Meets the standards of professional learning units outlined by the Government of Manitoba. Acceptance is up to the discretion of local regions. Check with your center supervisor.
- Newfoundland and Labrador – Accepted by the Association of Early Childhood Educators NL (AECENL)
- Northwest Territories – Accepted by the Department of Education, Culture, and Employment
- Nova Scotia – Accepted by NS Department of Education & Early Childhood Development and ELCC
- Nunavut – Meets the standards of professional development outlined by the Government of Nunavut, Department of Education. Acceptance is up to the discretion of local regions. Check with your center supervisor.
- Ontario – Accepted by The Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO)
- Prince Edward Island – Meets the standards of professional development outlined by the Government of PEI, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning. Acceptance is up to the discretion of local regions. Check with your center supervisor.
- Saskatchewan – Accepted by the Government of Saskatchewan Early Learning Division.
- Bermuda – Approved by the Bermuda Department of Health – Childcare Regulations Program, listed on their website
Pending Approval/Not Approved by the region
HiMama Academy is currently seeking approval in the following states and provinces, or they do not accept out-of-region training. Centers are able to use our content to empower, educate and inspire their staff but cannot submit hours as part of their professional development requirements.
- Arkansas – Pending approval from Arkansas Registry Alliance
- Minnesota – Pending approval from Develop and Achieve Registry
- Mississippi – Pending approval from the Mississippi Department of Education and individual courses approval from Open Initiative, MOPD Registry and MOWorkshop Calendar
- Montana – Pending approval as a Renewal Unit Provider System on the OPI Professional Learning Opportunites Portal
- New Mexico – Pending approval from the New Mexico Early Childhood and Care Department
- North Dakota – NOT approved by the North Dakota Growing Futures Registry, as they do not approve out-of-state trainers or training
- Ohio – Pending approval with OCCRRA
- Oklahoma – Pending approval with the Oklahoma Development Registry
- Rhode Island – Pending approval with the Rhode Island Department of Education
- Washington – Pending approval from the Wahington Professional Educator Standards Board and the Managed Education and Registry Information Tool (MERIT)
- New Brunswick – Not approved by the EECD/EDPE, as they do not approve out-of-province trainers or training
- Quebec – Not approved by the Ministère de l’Éducation, as they do not approve out-of-province trainers or training
- Yukon – Not approved by the Yukon Government, as they do not approve out-of-province trainers or training