.02 Training Requirements.

A. Preservice Training. An individual who applies for an initial registration shall:

(1) Hold a current certificate indicating successful completion of training in approved:

(a) Basic first-aid through the American Red Cross, or a program with equivalent standards; and

(b) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through the American Heart Association, or a program with equivalent standards, appropriate for each age group approved for care in the home;

(2) Provide documentation of having successfully completed:

(a) Within 2 years before the application for initial registration is filed, at least 24 clock hours of approved training that includes 4 clock hours in each of the six core of knowledge competencies;

(b) The 90 clock hour course, or its approved equivalent, that satisfies the preservice training requirement for a child care teacher or child care center director under COMAR 13A.16.06.05B(4), COMAR 13A.16.06.09A(3), or COMAR 13A.16.06.10B(1)(a), as applicable;

(c) Department of Defense training modules for child care providers;

(d) The Child Development Associate Credential issued by the Council for Professional Recognition;

(e) An associate's degree that includes at least 15 semester hours of early childhood education or elementary education course work;

(f) A bachelor's or higher degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or other discipline approved by the office; or

(g) Other course work approved by the office;

(3) Complete approved training on emergency and disaster planning;

(4) Effective January 1, 2020, complete approved basic health and safety training within 90 days of initial registration; and

(5) Complete:

(a) Approved training in supporting breastfeeding practices;

(b) 3 clock hours of approved training in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act; and

(c) Approved training in medication administration.

B. Continued Training. A provider shall successfully complete:

(1) The health and safety training, as required by the office, by the end of each 12-month period measured each calendar year;

(2) During the first year of registration, 18 clock hours of approved training specified by the office; and

(3) By the end of each 12-month period after the first full year of registration, a total of 12 clock hours of approved continued training that consists of:

(a) At least 6 clock hours of core of knowledge training; and

(b) Not more than 6 clock hours of elective training.

C. Professional Development Plan.

(1) The provider shall maintain a professional development plan.

(2) Training completed by the provider under §B of this regulation shall be:

(a) Consistent with the provider's professional development plan; and

(b) Documented by the provider on the professional development plan.

D. Current certification in approved basic first aid and CPR training as specified in §A(1)(a) and (b) of this regulation shall be maintained at all times by:

(1) The provider; and

(2) If applicable, the additional adult.

E. Infant-Toddler Training.

(1) The office may not approve a request by an applicant or a provider for an infant-toddler capacity of more than two children younger than 2 years old unless the individual has completed 3 semester hours or 45 clock hours of approved training, or the equivalent, related to the care of children younger than 2 years old.

(2) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Training.

(a) The office may not approve a request by an applicant or a provider to provide care for a child younger than 24 months old unless the applicant or provider presents evidence of having successfully completed, within 5 years before the date of the request, approved SIDS training.

(b) SIDS training may not be used to satisfy the continued training requirements set forth in §B of this regulation.

F. The office may not approve an application for an initial registration or a continuing registration unless the applicant has completed:

(1) Approved training in:

(a) Supporting breastfeeding practices; and

(b) Medication administration; and

(2) 3 clock hours of approved training in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

G. A currently registered provider shall have completed approved training as specified in §F of this regulation.