What’s the difference between a Care Courses certificate and transcript?

Once you have successfully completed your course(s), we know that you need proof of all your hard work! Whether you are trying to present this information to your boss, state licensor, or another individual who needs proof of your coursework, we offer two different options that certify your successful completion. Read on to learn what’s the difference between a Care Courses certificate and transcript.

Care Courses Certificate of Completion

A Care Courses certificate is an official document that displays the hours you have earned by successfully completing a Care Course. Upon successful completion of your course, a link to your official certificate will be located to the right of successfully passed courses in the My Courses area of your online Care Courses account. Select the “View Certificate” link next to a successfully completed course to download, view, email and/or print your certificate.

Your certificate will include:

  • your name
  • the title of the course
  • the date you successfully completed the course
  • the number of clock hours and CEUs the course is worth
  • our trainer’s signature
  • a place for your signature (sign it when it arrives!)
  • specific training information (topics, core knowledge, etc.) if your state requires it

Certificates can be presented to state licensors, employers, and any other person who needs proof that you have completed your training. Certificates are issued after we have graded your work and you have successfully completed your course.

Official Care Courses Transcript

A transcript is an official document that lists all the courses that you have successfully completed with Care Courses. Transcripts are nice to have, but they are not usually required by licensors or other officials. Transcripts are often used to show completion of all courses for your CDA.

Cost: Transcripts cost $10.00

A transcript includes:

  • successfully completed course titles with clock hours/CEUs
  • a short sentence briefly describing the course contents (not the specific state topics listed on the certificates)
  • our director’s signature

A transcript costs $10*, but you only need to order one if you require it for a specific reason, such as renewal of your CDA or other credential. Call us to order one and we will be happy to send it to you via email!

Whether you need a certificate, a transcript, or an answer to a different question, call us at 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!

Want to learn more about Care Courses? Check out our blog on the Advantages of Distance Learning Courses for Child Care Providers.

*If you order one of our CDA sets, we’ll include a transcript for free when you successfully complete the last course in the set! It will be emailed to you within one week of completing your last course.

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