Effective August 1, 2015, a second option for PD approval is available for individual participation in out-of-state conferences/workshops and non-credit bearing online training.** To apply for approval of PD hours for these activities, individuals must submit the Training Verification Form after the event has taken place. A review team will use the Training Verification Scoring Rubric to score the elements of the application.
**This option does not apply to online and correspondence trainings offered by organizations such as Care Courses, Child Care Support Network, Child Care Lounge, Quality Assist, Child Care Education Institute.
Please note that the electronic application form must be completed in one sitting. We recommend that participants download and print the PDF versions of the form and the scoring rubric prior to beginning the online submission.
What types of trainings need to go through this approval process?
- Training sessions offered by organizations in other states
- National and out-of-state early childhood conferences
- Virtual conferences, webinars, and/or online training sessions hosted by nationally-recognized early care and education organizations, such as the BUILD Initiative, Zero to Three, Office of Child Care, Office of Head Start, and the American Academy of Pediatrics
What types of trainings are exempt from this approval process?
- Online credit-bearing courses at an accredited institution of higher education
How will the participant know if their application has been approved?
Once the application has been reviewed and scored, the individual will receive an email from the Center that either confirms the hours have been approved or requests additional information. We suggest individuals keep a copy of the approval email with the certificate of completion issued by the training entity as documentation of participation.
How many PD hours can an individual earn through this approval option?
Both center and family child care staff can apply up to six (6) PD hours earned through this approval option toward the state’s annual requirement.