We support Child Care Health Consultants and early childhood professionals by answering clinical and technical questions. We answer 2,500 questions annually. On this page, you’ll find questions, answers, and resources.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the requirements to become a Child Care Health Consultant?
You are required to:
- Apply for CCHC Qualifications in the Professional Development Information System (PDIS)
- Provide the early childhood program with documentation of their current medical/nursing license, biography, and training certificates
- Conduct and thoroughly document the monthly consultation that is specific to the needs of the program.
Who can be a Child Care Health Consultant in Colorado?
A CCHC must hold a current Colorado license as a registered nurse, pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, or physician with knowledge and experience in maternal and child health.
Where can I take the required immunization and child abuse course?
The Department approved Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) immunization course can be found at Colorado Shines PDIS.
Where can I complete the CCHC Qualifications Training?
Provisional qualification trainings can be found on Colorado Shines PDIS.