Posted in DHHS / OCFS

Accessing My New MRTQ PDN Certificate

(guest posted by Deborah Arcaro, PLC committee member)

The MRTQ PDN Registry Certificate is a new process and MRTQ PDN has worked hard to get this up over the weekend for providers. There have been lots of questions about how to access a certificate. The purpose of this post is to help answer some of those questions.

First you have to be part of the registry.

If you have not joined the registry the PLC has posted on that process previously. They have also posted about the incentive MRTQ PDN has starting on 3/15.

Starting from being logged in on the MRTQ PDN Registry let’s walk through the process (which I found to be quick):

Go to “My Info” and click on it. You should see “My Registry Certificate” at the bottom of the dropdown list.

Click on “My Registry Certificate”. This link should open to your certificate or like on my device to a prompt to save the certificate. My Mac computer does this:

From a screen such as this, Click “Save” to get certificate onto your device so you can open. I sent mine to my desktop. From here I have the option to print, or download.

From a smartphone, you will login on and access the certificate through the site’s menu. You go to “My Info”, find “My Registry Certificate”, click on that and your certificate is accessed directly.

You can share this electronic version.

If you do not want to play around accessing through MRTQ PDN site at the time of vaccination take a screenshot so certificate gets saved in photos. I’m thinking accessing certificate recently stored in photos at the vaccination site will be quicker.

You can also print if you want that hard copy.

I hope this helps answer some of the questions.

Posted in Business Practice, DHHS / OCFS, ECE Information

New Incentive to Join MRTQ PDN Registry Now!

**Just a reminder that the new Licensing Rule will be requiring all providers to join the Registry. FCCAM PLC has posted on this.

Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) is partnering with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family
Services (DHHS, OCFS) to offer Quality Improvement Awards (QIA) to early childhood and out-of-school time practitioners in Maine. First-time Registry members who complete the requirements listed below are eligible for this one-time $100 award. The online application for these awards is scheduled to go live on March 15.

These awards will be given on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are expended.

To incentivize membership in the Maine Roads to Quality Registry with a $100 Quality Improvement Award.

To be eligible to apply for this Quality Improvement Award the individual must:
Have never been a member of the Maine Roads to Quality Registry.

Additional information about the Registry can be found on our website:

The following requirements must be completed within 14 calendar days of the initial application (Step 1):

  1. Complete the online Registry Application at (click “Join”).
    Individuals must include current employment information.
  2. Individuals must submit all required documentation, including documentation of
    educational level, to
  3. Complete the on-demand six-hour training “Health and Safety Orientation.” Follow
    the login instructions to access this training.
  4. Complete the online application for the Quality Improvement Award New Registry
    Member. (scheduled to go live on March 15, 2021) The QIA award application will be available in the Registry at
  5. Already have or create vendor status in the University of Maine System. The form is
    available at:

Eric Norgaard, Statewide Registry Coordinator, will serve as the initial point of contact at MRTQ PDN for all Quality Improvement Awards. Eric can be reached at 207-780-4367 or

How and when will I receive my monetary award?
MRTQ PDN will verify that all of the above requirements have been completed within 14 calendar days. A check for the $100 Quality Improvement Award will be sent to you within 30-45 days of the receipt of all required paperwork. If you would like to check in on the status of your application or award check, please contact Eric Norgaard at or 207-780-4367.