Intent To Apply

For the Training and Technical Assistance Professional (TTAP) Credential

Fill out the form below to begin the application process to become a TTAP Professional Development Specialist or a Content Specialist Trainer.

If you need to renew your TTAP Professional Development Specialist Credential, you must use the renewal form

To complete the form, you will need an Aspire Trainer ID. To receive your Aspire ID, you will need to create an Aspire account and apply as a trainer. You should have a submitted Aspire Trainer application before completing this form.

All fields below are required except where otherwise noted.

You currently have an active application

You've already begun an application. If you need to change the type or level of your application, please contact

Avril Mills, NYSAEYC Credential Coordinator with any questions about the NYSELTC process at 518-867-3517 or amills@nysaeyc.org.

You cannot currently start a new application

If you'd like to start a new application, please contact:

Avril Mills, NYSAEYC Credential Coordinator with any questions about the NYSELTC process at 518-867-3517 or amills@nysaeyc.org.

You currently have an application on file that had been withdrawn or has timed-out due to inactivity.

If you'd like to start a new application, press "Continue" below. You will receive an email to the address we have on file from Aspire shortly with instructions for continuing with your new application

You are currently an approved trainer.

If you need to renew your PD Specialist Credential or Content Specialist Trainer, Please fill out the renewal form

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  • Content Specialist Areas:

    If applying for "Content Specialist." Check all that apply.









    (If your area is not covered in the list above)


Account Contact

This contact information will not be shared with anyone outside of Aspire and the TTAP. It will only be used to contact you regarding your TTAP Credential application.

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Application Fee

Trainers applying for a Level Professional Development Specialist Credential will be responsible for the entire fee of $350.00. This amount is paid in two parts, the application fee and assessment fee. The initial application fee due upon applying is $100. You will be presented with payment options for this fee following submission of this form.

Trainers applying as a Content Specialist Trainer with NYSAEYC will be responsible for the entire fee of $75.00. This amount is paid in two parts, the application fee and assessment fee. The initial application fee due upon applying is $25. You will be presented with payment options for this fee following submission of this form.


NYSELTC Intent to Apply Agreement:
  • Adhere to all of the Aspire Training Agreement (completed when you submitted your Trainer Profile)
  • Current director or administrator/past director or administrator (includes FCC and GFCC providers/owners) agree that your programs are/were in good standing with NYS OCFS.
  • Non-Administration Child Care Staff (past or present) agree that you are not directly related to any regulatory violations.