Is online training for you?

If you are interested in online training, use this checklist to help assess if you are ready and able to engage in online training opportunities.

Delaware Professional Development Now Online Trainings

DEPDNow online trainings are a great way to earn quality assured training hours right at your finger tips.  These trainings are free (excluding a few with a fee) and can be completed from your own computer, iPad, or smartphone.  Click here to access DEPDNow online training opportunities.  Only trainings accessed through our DIEEC registry count for quality assured hours.  Make sure you login prior to registering for online trainings.  Need some help with the process?  Click here for guidance.

Online School Age Training Series

We have replaced the face-to-face school age training package with this self-paced series that allows you to complete interactive online trainings anytime, anywhere.  These trainings can be purchased as a bundle (all 72 hours and must be completed within one year of purchase), or as individual 14, 16 or 18 hour modules (School Age:Youth Development, School Age: Social Emotional Wellness, School Age: Learning Environment and Curriculum, and School Age: Family and Community Partnerships).  Additional courses for directors are available.  Bundles are $70 and modules are $45 ($55 for the director's series).

Click here to access the School Age training series.  Simply click on the training in which you are interested, enter your username and password (the same as your registry login information) and then finalize your training selections.  Make sure you login prior to registering for online trainings.

The school age training is not to be taken as individual courses only, rather, it should be taken as a bundle/module. If you purchase the complete 72 hours, please complete training as modules/bundles. To receive credit on your transcript, you must complete the total hours in each bundle. After successful completion, it will be reflected on your transcript. 

Taking individual courses out of sequence, not within a bundle, will not be recorded on your transcript.

TECE 1 & 2 Online/ CDA Training package


The CDA CREDENTIAL: CENTER BASED PRESCHOOL is recognized by the Office of Child Care Licensing as the approved online equivalent to TECE 1/ 2 in-person. 

Also, this ONLINE TECE I and TECE II/CDA Credential Training is designed to fulfill the 120 hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition. Completing this course does not mean you have completed a CDA, please refer to the section below "Child Development Associate Credential" if you wish to complete the entire CDA process.

UPDATED:  As of November 2, 2017, the online CDA modules that are accepted for TECE 1 & 2 in Delaware have changed web domains. Modules that were previously hosted through “Smart Horizons” are now hosted through “Cypherworx.”  Module content remains the same.  Please see additional information below for returning and new users.



If you have previously registered, purchased and are in the process of completing your coursework through Smart Horizons:

  1. You will have until November 2, 2018 to complete your TECE 1 & 2 training modules.
  2. Use your established login information with Smart Horizons to continue the modules through their website.
  3. Any questions can be directed to the Smart Horizons help line:  (800) 261-6248


This link below is for providers who have not registered, purchased and started the TECE 1 & 2 online coursework prior to November 2, 2017.

The ONLINE TECE 1 & 2/CDA is now being hosted through Cypherworx. Do not register through Smart Horizons if you have not already started the course with them.

Steps to register:

1. Go to:

2. Join Child Care Aware by creating a new account. 

3. Enter the site, click course catalog tab (at the top of the page).

4. On the Right, Choose "ALL CDA CREDENTIAL PACKAGES".  Then from the list in the middle, choose "CDA CREDENTIAL: CENTER BASED PRESCHOOL". This course is listed as CDA training, however this course is recognized as an equivalent to TECE 1 & TECE 2.

5. The cost is $269. You will need to enter the coupon code Delaware2018 to receive this price. You will be directed to pay when you have created your account and selected the training package.

6. Contact Cyperworx at 888.685.4440 with any questions or concerns about registration.

This course does not mean you have completed a CDA, please refer to the section below "Child Development Associate Credetnial" if you wish to complete the entire CDA process.


If you have any questions regarding this change in host website, please contact:

Veronica Commodore, PD Director at or on 302-831-3239.

Caitlin Gleason, Office of Early Learning, at or on 302-735-4295.