Rhode Island’s dedicated early childhood workforce deserves the very best in professional development opportunities.
To ensure that PD for the early learning community meets high-quality standards, the Center administers the state’s PD Approval Process. The process certifies that PD offered by individuals and organizations across the state:
For Trainers and Organizations
PD Approval Application
If you are seeking approval for an in-person or online training you are offering, complete and submit the electronic PD Approval Application. We recommend that you submit the application thirty (30) days before the session date to allow adequate time for review.
Please note that the electronic application can now be saved and completed at a later time. We recommend that you download and review the PD Approval Application Guidance document, Rhode Island’s Workforce Knowledge and Competencies Frameworks (WKCs), and the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS) prior to beginning the online submission.
Submit Online PD Approval Application
PD Renewal Application
Initial PD approval is for a period of two (2) years. Trainers may apply for subsequent approval by completing the PD Renewal Application. Please review the Renewal Application Guidance Document form for more information. Please note that the electronic renewal application can now be saved and completed at a later time.
Submit Online PD Renewal Application
If you are seeking approval for your individual participation in an out-of-state conference or workshop or non-credit-bearing online training, complete and submit the electronic Training Verification Form after the event has taken place.
Please note that the electronic application can now be saved and completed at a later time. We recommend that you download and and review the Training Verification Guidance Document prior to beginning the online submission.
Submit Online Training Verification Form
Frequently Asked Questions