State Personnel Standards Workgroup

Vermont’s Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
“Integrating, aligning and coordinating Vermont’s Early Childhood system
to support and retain qualified personnel.”

"The state personnel standards subcomponent of the CSPD addresses the need for establishing and maintaining high standards for the knowledge, skills, and competence of the early childhood workforce.  Specifically, state standards should meet or exceed personnel standards that have been ratified by the national organizations that represent the various professional disciplines that provide services to young children and their families.  The state requirements for licensing, certifying, endorsing, or otherwise credentialing personnel are based on rigorous personnel standards that are skills- and competency-based.  The credentialing system functions in a manner that ensures the quality of the workforce, while operating with procedures that are not unnecessarily burdensome or restrictive.

Quality Indicator 3: State personnel standards across disciplines are aligned to national professional organization personnel standards.

Quality Indicator 4: The criteria for state certification, licensure, credentialing and/or endorsement are aligned to state personnel standards and national professional organization personnel standards across disciplines.

State Personnel Standards, criteria for certification, and requirements are:

  • based on knowledge, skills and competencies.
  • specified and accessible by personnel across disciplines.
  • demonstrated by personnel and demonstration is measured.
  • used by program admin and staff.
  • reviewed and updated.
  • A system for articulation and attainment exists across disciplines.
  • Inter-state agreements and policies are defined and exist for cross state reciprocity.”

This workgroup currently meets the first Thursday of each month on a webinar and/or at the Waterbury State Office Complex in Waterbury, VT from 10:30am – 11:30am.  Current initiatives revolve around improvements and renewal of the Early Intervention Certification and updating the ECFMH standards and competencies.

To provide input, get involved or get more information, please send comments, questions, suggestions to

Contact Us

Child Development Division
280 State Drive - NOB 1 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-1040
Phone: 1-800-649-2642
Fax: 802-241-0846