NCPEN is working to advance parenting education in NC to promote quality outcomes for all families. We are a collaborative of parenting educators and child- and family-focused organizations that provides advocacy and support for parenting educators. NCPEN is also a credentialing organization; it was the first in the United States to offer a credential in parenting education.

2015 NCPEN Spring Forum

The 2015 NCPEN Spring Forum & Conference was held in beautiful Wilmington, NC on April 13, 2015. The Forum hosted the National Parenting Education Network council and included 65 state and national attendees. Click below for more information!

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North Carolina Parenting Educator Credential

*Next application deadline is January 20, 2015.

The North Carolina Parenting Education Network proudly offers a recognition system that is inclusive of a range of parenting practitioners.  Professional parenting educator applicants can select from the following credentials: Qualified Professional Parenting Educator, Associate Professional Parenting Educator, and Paraprofessional Parenting Educator.  Peer parenting educator applicants can select from the following credentials: Advanced, Intermediate, and Primary.

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