Oregon Registry Educators

Steps, Credentials, & ORO

Oregon Registry Steps are a sequence of twelve steps integrated with an online training and education database, the Oregon Registry Online (ORO). OCCD also issues three Oregon Registry Credentials that certify professionals who meet high standards based on knowledge, skills, and achievements.

Enhanced Rate

The Enhanced Rate Program offers higher pay to childhood care and education professionals exempt from Office of Child Care licensing who care for children receiving assistance from the Department of Human Services.


OCCD administers two scholarship programs that support the professional development of Oregon’s childhood care and education professionals: the Betty Gray Early Childhood Scholarship Program and Oregon’s Family Child Care Scholarship Program.

Training Calendar

Find upcoming training offered throughout Oregon at the Oregon Registry Online Training Calendar. All training posted to the Training Calendar is offered by Oregon Registry Trainer Program certified trainers or Sponsoring Organizations. Training by certified trainers is accepted by the Oregon Registry, which means it also satisfies Office of Child Care licensing requirements. Certified trainers are qualified by their training, education, and experience. They are well informed about the professional development system in Oregon and use sound adult education principles to plan and deliver their training sessions.

Online & Self-Study Training

OCCD offers several online training sessions specific to Oregon childhood care and education. To view our available courses, visit Learning with OCCD online training. Course include those which may be required for licensing by the Early Learning Division's Office of Child Care:

  • Safe Sleep for Oregon's Infants
  • Prevention Is Better Than Treatment
  • Introduction to Registered Family Child Care Part One
  • Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

The Early Learning Division offers a self-study option for the following training:



Oregon Registry Steps

Voluntary Enhancements

Enhanced Rate Program


Oregon Registry Online (ORO)

Office of Child Care

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