Congratulations! You have accomplished an important step in your continued search for professional development and growth. Renewing your School-Age Care Credential indicates that you are committed to the best practices for school-age care and are willing to continue that commitment.

This webpage contains important information and instructions in regard to the renewal process. Please be sure to read it very carefully.

It is very important to renew your credential if you are planning to continue a career in School-Age Care, if you are interested in strengthening your skills in the field or, if you need to maintain compliance with OCFS regulations for your program.

A Credential must be renewed every three years to remain current and valid. Expectations As you read through this packet, take note of all of the documentation and items that you will need to submit for this phase of your renewal. Your entire packet is due by the expiration date on your credential certificate. You must submit the entire packet utilizing one of the links below.

You must submit the renewal fee of $150.00 either by personal check, money order, credit card, or signed EIP award voucher with your packet. Signed EIP vouchers can be submitted in the portal. Checks and money orders can be mailed to Network for Youth Success, 415 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. To make a credit card payment, call 518.694.0660. Renewal packets will not be processed until payment is received.


  1. Review the requirements for Direct Care Professionals and Advanced Professionals, using the links below.
  2. Choose which renewal packet to complete and fill out the form.
    A.  Choose Direct Care Professional if you are currently working directly with children. Ex: Counselors, Group Leaders, Site Directors
    B. Choose Advanced Professional if you are no longer working directly with children, but are still in the afterschool field. Ex: Administration, Educators, Coaches, Endorsers, Advisors, etc.
  3. Submit all required documentation using the link you selected. Please note, you must have all of your paperwork to submit, as there is no option to save your work and return.
  4. Submit payment.

Want More Details? Watch the Video Below.

Note: 00:00-4:17 is an overview.  For advanced professionals watch the overview and then skip to 27:15.

Contact New York State Network for Youth Success at 518.486.8567 or