Infant Toddler Credential

Infant Toddler Credential

The Gateways Infant Toddler Credential (ITC) is for early care and education professionals who have specific training, formal college education, and experience working with children birth to age 3. In order to earn an ITC, you also need to meet the requirements for and obtain a Gateways ECE Credential. You can work toward these two Credentials at the same time.

Attention: Through the Preschool Development Grant, Gateways Credential applications are FREE for a limited time on a first-come, first-served basis for those seeking new Credentials or level advancing their current Credential. This does not include renewals.

How to Apply-New & Level Advance:

Steps to Apply

  1. Become a Gateways Registry member.
  2. Download the pdf Credential Application (482 KB) .
  3. Request your official transcripts be sent to Gateways from an accredited college or university you attended. An accredited college or university can send official transcripts electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If INCCRRA already has official transcripts on file, you do not need to resend.
  4. Mail these documents to:

    INCCRRA/Applications
    1226 Towanda Plaza
    Bloomington, IL 61701
    Or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To Renew your Gateways Credentials, click here.

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