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Become an Approved Trainer

All staff of licensed child care programs and registered family childcare learning homes are required to have 10 clock hours of professional development each year. Any individual or training organization wishing to provide training to ECE professionals for licensing credit must first become approved with a Trainer Designation and then must submit trainings for approval.

The following steps outline the process for becoming a Bright from the Start approved trainer in Georgia:

  1. Review the Trainer Designation Requirements.
  2. Complete a GaPDS Account, and Login to the system.
  3. Complete and Submit a GaPDS Profile.
  4. Complete and Submit Orientation.
  5. Complete and Submit a Trainer Designation Application.

Once the completed trainer application has been submitted, applications will be reviewed by Georgia Training Approval. The review and approval process may take up to ten business days. Applicants will be notified by email of the status of their application.

If you have questions, please contact Georgia Training Approval at trainingapproval@decal.ga.gov.