The Highest Standards and Certifications in the Nanny Industry

The US Nanny Association elevates the nanny profession to mirror other professional trades. US Nanny Association certifications require training, work experience, passing an exam based on the national nanny standards and a background check. Like teachers, nurses, and social workers, earning industry credentials demonstrates your commitment to high-quality childcare.

Why I Got Certified…

I live in an urban area with lots of competition for top nanny jobs. The agency I work with provides families with a few nannies to interview and a certification from the US Nanny Association will help me stand out. 

Renata Sharp

Renada Sharp

Certified Professional Nanny

I feel confident saying that I’m a professional nanny. With my investment in childcare training and years of work experience, I have earned the title and the salary that comes with it.

 

 

Jennifer Urrabazo

Jennifer Urrabuazo

Certified Professional Nanny

Our Nanny Certification Requirements Match Other Professional Trades

chart comparing nanny industry credentials
  • Requirements are comprehensive, matching other professional trade certifications. The US Nanny Association has the highest standards and certification requirements in the nanny industry.

  • Demonstrate to employers, clients, and colleagues that you are a nanny with childcare knowledge, experience, and skills to provide higher quality care.

  • Help you qualify for jobs and work with agencies that require or highly desire a certification.

Nanny and Newborn Care Certification Options

Certified Nanny Logo
Certified Newborn Logo
Certified Professional Nanny logo
Nanny and Baby

Defining the Nanny Career Path

The US Nanny Association credentials define a Nanny, Newborn and Infant Care and Professional Nanny career path. The skills and experience needed for a Nanny Certification are expanded for a Newborn and Infant care. Professional nannies have additional training and experience requirements. These paths are based on published national nanny standards.

Nanny & Childcare Provider

The Nanny and Childcare Provider (NCP) Certification is designed for nannies and sitters seeking to establish and maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment for children.

Certified Nanny requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • 20 clock hours or 3 credit hours of childcare training from any reputable organization
  • 2000 hours (1 year) of childcare work experience
  • Pay credential fee
  • Complete background check
  • Pass NCP proficiency exam based on National Standards

Newborn & Infant Care Professional

The Newborn and Infant Care Professional (NICP) Certification is designed for preemies, newborns and infants to 12 months old.

Certified Newborn & Infant requirements:

  • At least 21 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • 20 clock hours or 3 credit hours of newborn and infant training
  • 4000 hours (2 years) of newborn and infant work experience
  • Pay credential fee
  • Complete background check
  • Pass NICP proficiency exam based on National Standards

Professional Nanny & Childcare Provider

The Professional Nanny and Childcare Provider (PNCP) Certification is designed for is designed for nannies seeking a career in childcare.

Certified Professional Nanny requirements:

  • At least 21 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • 50 clock hours or 6 credit hours of trade school, college or university
  • 6000 hours (3 years) of of childcare work experience
  • Pay credential fee
  • Complete background check
  • Pass NICP proficiency exam based on National Standards
wpChatIcon