Child Care and Early Education

Trainer Registry

New Mexico Trainer Registry Application

The Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) has established a trainer registry for approval of those wanting to train providers working with young children. The purpose of the Trainer Registry is to ensure that early care professionals receive instruction from qualified individuals based on the Seven Common Core Content Competency Areas and to establish policies and procedures for the current regulations. New Mexico Child Care Licensing Regulations state that early care and education training must be provided by individuals who are registered on the New Mexico Trainer Registry.

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Click here for information on the criteria for trainer approval. 

Click here for Seven Common Core Content Areas.

Questions regarding the NM Trainer Registry, including searching for a trainer in your area, can be directed to the UNM Early Childhood Services Center at

This application is for the purpose of granting registration as a trainer in the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department Trainer Registry system. Trainers included in the registry are approved to provide the clock hours of training required by ECECD Licensing. The information in this form is used to verify your credentials and is stored in a statewide database and is shared with individuals and providers seeking training.

The following information will be collected in the application:

  1. Personal demographic information (name, address, contact info, trainer type for approval
  2. Competencies requested (Master trainers are approved to train on all 7 competencies)
  3. Training Language(s)
  4. Service Area
  5. Work Experience
  6. Credentials

To complete the application, the following documents must be uploaded or mailed to:

ECSC Trainer Registry

UNM Early Childhood Services Center

1634 University Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102