Who Can Apply?

Requirements to be Considered for VA-ECAP Credential Program

Tier I application requirements:

  • 21 years or older.
  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development. (Bachelors and Masters degree in any field will be accepted.)
  • Three years or more of documented experience as a supervisor/administrator in a center-based early childhood program.

Tier II application requirements:

  • 21 years or older.
  • Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)
  • Three years or more of documented experience as a supervisor/administrator in a center-based early childhood program.

Need more guidance on Tier I and Tier II? Click here.

Core Requirements

  • Access to a computer with capability to work on WORD & EXCEL documents/scanner/printer/webcam
  • Access to a center-based early childhood program to implement theory in practice via course assignments
  • Access to high speed internet connectivity
  • Valid email address
  • Comply with NOVA’s prerequisites for CHD 120 & CHD 205 

SFL's VA-ECAP team will determine required courses for each student during the application process.