Professional Development

FAQs: iPD and State Partnerships

How do I know if my state has approved courses on the iPD?

Currently, the only states to approve one or more courses on the iPD are:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Washington

Are all iPD courses approved to meet state professional development requirements?

It varies from state to state. Courses approved by states may vary from only one course to all courses offered. To see which courses are approved in each partner state, visit  State Partnerships with iPD.

Which courses are approved to meet my state’s professional development requirements?

Most states post approval information in a training calendar, registration system, or listing of approved courses or training organizations.

Do I need to sign up for the course on my state’s professional development registry/calendar before starting it on the iPD?

This too varies by state. States with training registration systems typically require registry members to first register through the state’s system. States with training calendars usually include registration information in the training details.

Where can I find my state identification number?

State identification numbers are typically located on your state’s profile landing page. To find your state identification number, log in to your profile on your state’s professional development registry. Identification numbers are usually posted on the landing page of your profile.

How long does it take for course completion to be verified in my state’s development registry/calendar?

Turnaround time for verifications can vary, depending on the process for each state. To expedite the verification process, be sure that your profile on the iPD meets the following requirements:

  • It is complete with state and state identification number.
  • Your name in your iPD account matches your registry account. Watch out for things like a nickname or a maiden name.                                                                           
  • The email address in your iPD account matches the email listed in your registry account.

Also, make certain that you completed the iPD course and can download the completion certificate.                                       

Why hasn’t my course been approved in my state’s development registry/calendar yet?

Turnaround time for verifications can vary, depending on the process for each state. To expedite the verification process, be sure that your profile on the iPD meets the following requirements:

  • It is complete with state and state identification number.
  • Your name in your iPD account matches your registry account. Watch out for things like a nickname or a maiden name.                                                                           
  • The email address in your iPD account matches the email listed in your registry account.

Also, make certain that you completed the iPD course, can download the completion certificate, and signed up for the course on your state’s registry if your state requires it.

Who should I contact if I’m interested in my state approving iPD courses for professional development credit?

If you’re interested in courses on the iPD being approved for professional development credit in your state, please contact your state’s licensing office, regulatory agency, or professional development registry.

My state is not listed. Can I still receive professional development credit for courses I completed on the iPD?

While most of the iPD courses have completion certificates and/or provide IACET CEUs, you must contact your state to find out if an iPD course is eligible for professional development credit.

My question is not listed here. Where can I go for additional help/support?

For additional help/support, email us at ipd@ecetta.info.