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STUDENT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please review the answers to your important questions below. Contact us for any additional questions you may have.
How much does the training cost?
We offer several course options and payment plans for our students. Newborn Essential Course: $997, Newborn Specialist Master Course: $1497, Dual Newborn, Infant & Toddler Course: $1997. You have the option to pay in full or split up your payments for a small additional fee. Everything is included in the cost of your training.
Do you offer any payment plans?
Yes, we offer affordable payment plan options for each of our courses that allow you to pay either bi-weekly or monthly. If you select the payment plan options, you will gain access to the next section of your training with each payment.
Is this training recognized where I live?
ICT Academy | Infant & Childcare Training has been a leader in nanny, newborn care / baby nurse, and childcare career training since 2008. Our organization and instructors are recognized and approved nationwide by various organizations including the International Newborn Care Association, Suny Professional Development Program, Children and Family Services, American Heart Association and more. We are committed to providing our students with the best evidence-based training to develop your practical infant and childcare skills.
What are the requirements to register?
We require that our students be at least 18 years of age or older and have a valid photo ID document such as a passport or State ID - something that can verify your name and identity.
Do I need a SSN to enroll?
No, we do not require you to have a SSN to register for our courses. Many nannies and newborn caregivers are working in the field privately with young children and families and therefore, we believe that this type of training should be available to all.
Do I need a computer to take the online training?
No you do not need a computer to access the training. Although we recommend viewing the interactive training program on a larger screen, you can easily access your training on a smart phone, tablet or laptop.
Is CPR Included with the online training?
Yes, we offer the family and friends CPR training as part of your online training. You will receive materials delivered to your home when you register that will allow you to practice along with the instructional videos and you will be tested on your understanding. This will be a refresher and review for students who have already received CPR training. We recommend all caregivers pursue in-person CPR instruction at least once every few years.
How often is the training offered?
Our online programs are offered at least once per month and our in-person Newborn Specialist training is offered a few times per year in New York. We recommend you register in advance to ensure your package and materials arrive in time and that you reserve your spot.
Where are you located and do you offer training near me?
ICT Academy is a nationwide program with our headquarters in New York. Our students are all over and enjoy our dynamic online training programs. If you would like to join us for an in-person training, we welcome you to join us in New York for the weekend of intensive learning offered a few times per year.
How long is the Newborn Care Specialist course?
The Newborn Essentials Course is about 10 hours of training, the Newborn Specialist Master Course that also includes Baby Sleep takes our students about 15-20 hours to complete, and the Advanced Dual Newborn, Infant & Toddler Training Program can take anywhere from 20-30 hours to complete depending on the experience level of the student. You will be able to go at your own pace so you can complete the training over a few long days or you can take your time and complete over the course of a few weeks.
What certificates are included in each program?
For the basic course, you will receive a Newborn Care Essentials Certificate. For the Master Training, you will receive a Newborn Care Specialist Mastery Certificate and a Baby Sleep Training Foundations Certificate. For the Dual Program, you will receive the Newborn Specialist Mastery, Baby Sleep, and Infant-Toddler Childcare Certificate for a total of (3).
When will I receive my certificate package?
Your official certificate package will be shipped after completion of your training, activities, testing and instructor review. This usually only takes about one week. You can send an email to inquire about the status of your completion package.
Do you offer job placement assistance?
ICT Academy students have a high employment success rate. Our students have used their enhanced skills and certificate to obtain employment nationwide with various agencies, organizations, and families directly. During the course, you will learn how to use your training to apply yourself and pursue great career opportunities. In addition, we have relationships with leaders in the nanny and newborn care placement industry and are happy to make recommendations following your training.
What about International Students outside of the US?
ICT is honored to have been recognized in training students all over including nannies and newborn specialists throughout Canada, UK, Caribbean Islands, and various parts of Europe. We can offer shipping to most of these places for an additional fee, however, we can provide documents and certificates electronically for students who we are unable to ship materials to. International students can receive a discount if we are unable to ship certain student materials so that you can obtain these items yourself. Please contact us by email if you are outside of the US to confirm.
Have another question not listed here?
Feel free to contact us for a quick response from our Student Support Team. We look forward to helping you decide if ICT Academy training is the right program for you and your career goals!
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