Managed Education and Registry Information Tool (MERIT)
The Managed Education and Registry Information Tool (MERIT) is Washington’s online tool for early care and education and school-age professionals to find training, information on career pathways, and track their career progress.
MERIT also identifies trainers who provide education to early care and education and school-age professionals. Over time, MERIT also will be used for:
- Quality assurance and requirements for trainers and trainings to ensure the early learning work force is receiving quality training that is linked to the state core competencies.
- Placement of individuals on a level of a career lattice based on verified training and education accomplishments.
- Assisting licensing staff to ensure that state requirements for individuals and facilities are met.
- Data collection on the early care and education and school-age professionals work force in order to identify trends and inform decision making related to policy and investments.
Why join MERIT?
MERIT helps you keep track of your completed and ongoing education and training. It is being designed as a tool for professionals to share qualifications with current and future employers. Data from MERIT can be used for other quality initiatives such as Early Achievers, Washingtn's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), preventing the need for staff to have training and education information checked each time an individual or program applies for a quality initiative.
Trend data that is confidentially collected in MERIT will help Washington communities become more aware of the work force issues that affect early care and education and school-age programs. Be a part of professionalizing our field and enhancing the services that you provide to children and families by joining MERIT and completing a professional record.
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