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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an online course?

NAEYC’s courses are non-credit, online learning programs. Each course provides learners with opportunities to deepen their skills and knowledge on specific topics through the convenience of web-based training.


Who should take NAEYC’s online courses?

NAEYC’s online courses are open to anyone with an interest in early childhood education. The target audience for each course is listed in the course description.  


When do the courses take place?

Each course is self-paced and can be started at any time by individual learners.  


How do I register for a course?

Go to NAEYC’s Online Learning Center at http://learn.naeyc.org. Learners will need to create a free user profile, and then make a purchase from the course catalog.


How do I receive the reduced member-only rates?

NAEYC members receive 20% off the list price of each course. Purchases must be made from the Members-Only Course Catalog. To receive this discount, learners must be current NAEYC members PRIOR to purchasing a course and maintain their current NAEYC Member IDs in their user profiles.  Join/renew here.


How long do I have to complete the course?

Learners have 90 days from enrollment to complete each course.


Will I receive a certificate for completing the course?

Yes. Upon successful completion of each course, learners may print a certificate verifying their completion of a course.


Are NAEYC’s online courses recognized by my state?

Each state has different requirements for training approval. Learners are encouraged to check with their state’s training registry to determine if they will accept online training from a national organization.


Can I earn college credit for NAEYC’s online courses?

No. NAEYC’s online learning programs do not articulate for college credit. 


Can I take a course with a group?

No. All courses are designed for individual use.


Who should I contact with questions about the course?

Send questions to training@naeyc.org