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South Carolina Part C Credential

What is the South Carolina Part C Credential?
This credential confirms that holder is an early intervention professional who meets the personnel standards established by South Carolina’s Part C early intervention system.  To view the South Carolina BabyNet Personnel Qualifications by System Role, see Table 1a of the BabyNet Policy and Procedure Manual available at http://uscm.med.sc.edu/tecs/table1personnelquals.pdf .

Why is a South Carolina Part C Credential important?
Regulations to Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) require that:

  1. Early intervention services meet State standards ((303.12(a)(4)),
  2. Early intervention services are provided by qualified personnel ((303.12) (a)(3)(ii)), and
  3. Statewide systems have policies and procedures related to personnel standards ((303.361(b)).

Furthermore, this federal law defines “qualified” to mean “…that a person has met State approved or recognized certification, licensing, registration, or other comparable requirements that apply to the area in which the person is providing early intervention services” (303.22).

Who is required to hold a South Carolina Part C Credential?
Professionals must have a South Carolina Part C Credential if they are:
(a)     Employed by a facility or agency that contracts to provide BabyNet early intervention services, and
(b)     Seeing children who are eligible for BabyNet services, and
(c)     Named on the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) as someone who will deliver BabyNet services.

How can you obtain a South Carolina Part C Credential?
TECS is responsible for assisting the lead agency of South Carolina’s Part C early intervention system in ensuring that the State is in compliance with requirements of federal law related to personnel qualifications. TECS fulfills this responsibility by maintaining and reviewing applications for the South Carolina Part C Credential. To obtain a credential:

1. Read the application instructions.
2. Complete the application form.
3. Mail or fax your signed application to TECS. 

Download Application Instructions
Download Application Form
Information about Part C Credential Renewal is available here 

Providing that you meet South Carolina’s early intervention personnel standards, you will receive your provisional South Carolina Part C Credential by mail from TECS. Questions about the application process can be directed to Lisa Henry (803) 935-5227 or lisa.henry@uscmed.sc.edu.



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