Criteria

Recognition Step Recognition Criteria

Parent Educator 1

Training

Holds certificate of attendance/course transcripts verifying 30 clock hours education/training in at least 2 Core Knowledge and Skills areas.

Experience

30 clock hours providing direct and/or volunteer or professional parent education, parent involvement and/or family support services.

Education

Must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Parent Educator 2

Training

Holds certificate of attendance/course transcripts verifying 90 clock hours education/training in at least 8 Core Knowledge and Skills areas.

Experience

90 total clock hours providing direct volunteer and/or professional parent education, parent involvement and/or family support services.

Education

Associates' degree or equivalent in a field related to parent education.

Parent Educator 3 or CFLE

Training

Holds certificate of attendance/course transcripts verifying 120 clock hours of training in 10 Core Knowledge and Skills areas.

Experience

300 total clock hours providing direct volunteer and/or professional parent education, parent involvement and/or family support services.

Education

Bachelor’s degree, or at least 15 credit hours of graduate study in a field related to parent education.

Parent Educator 4
Master Professional

 


Applicants must have earned a Parent Educator 3 status before applying for Parent Educator 4.

Training

Attending workshops, seminars, conferences, and courses.

Experience

Provide direct volunteer or professional parent education, parent involvement and/or family support services and presenting or leading parent education either in a classroom or as a home visitor/mentor.

Education

Masters or Doctoral degree in a field related to parent education.