Early Childhood Educator Certification Application

Apply to become a certified ECE.

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If you are looking to work in a licensed day care program, group family child care program, out-of-school care program or preschool program you need to be certified.

There are three levels of certification, each with different requirements.


How it works

You can apply using a computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

Create a basic MyAlberta Digital ID if you don’t already have one.

This is your single, verified online identity for interacting with Government of Alberta online programs and services. To apply for certification, create an account by confirming your email address.

Fill out your online application.

Once logged in with your MyAlberta Digital ID, you can fill out the online Early Childhood Educator Certification Application online in a secure environment.

Arrange for your official transcripts to be sent.

For Level 2 and Level 3 ECE Certification, you will need to arrange for official transcripts to be sent directly to us from the educational institution so that we can complete the assessment.

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Need help or have questions about using the online Early Childhood Educator Certification Application?

Call the Alberta Child Care Staff Certification Office at 1-800-661-9754 or email us at [email protected].

Beta service

As the Government of Alberta begins to launch new or redesigned digital services, you will see them referred to as a “beta.” During the beta phase, services are continually tested and improved. If you experience issues with the new system, contact us at [email protected].

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