Founded in 1985, the Council for Professional Recognition is a nonprofit organization that focuses on improved performance and recognition of professionals who work in early childhood centers, family child care homes and as home visitors. It runs credentialing programs for child development associates and awards credentials after training and assessment. It confers various credentials, including home visitor, council representative, advisor and the military school-age credentials. Till date, the council has warded credentials to more than 200,000 associates. It provides scholarships, online instructional resources and study material to associates. The council is located in Washington, D.C.