Professional Development

State Partnerships with iPD

Map of United States showing iPD partnered states.The iPD partnered with the following states to provide professional development approval for one or more courses:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Dakota
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Please note that not every iPD course is approved to meet state professional development requirements. To learn which courses are accepted in your state, please see the chart below*:

StateRegistry/Professional Development WebsiteApproved Courses
AlaskaAlaska SEED Registry
ArizonaArizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry
IdahoIdahoSTARS
Iowai-PoWeR: Iowa's Early Childhood and School Age Professional Workforce Registry
KansasKansas Department of Health & Environment
KentuckyKentucky CE-TRIS
MarylandMaryland State Department of Education-Continuing Professional Development
Michiganmiregistry
MissouriMissouri Workshop Calendar
NebraskaNebraska Calendar and Training Organization Approval
NevadaThe Nevada Registry
New YorkNew York Works for Children (NYWC)
North DakotaND Growing Futures
OhioOhio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA)
OklahomaOklahoma Professional Development Registry
OregonMy Oregon Registry Online
PennsylvaniaThe Pennsylvania Key
South CarolinaSCEndeavors
UtahUtah.gov Child Care Workforce Services
WashingtonMERIT Workforce Registry
WisconsinWisconsin Registry
WyomingWyoming STARS

*Please refer to your state's professional registry or professional development system for any changes in approval status.

To ensure prompt verification after completing a course:

  • Check your state's professional development registry/calendar to ensure that the course(s) you've completed on the iPD were approved to meet professional development requirements.
  • Enter your state and state identification number in your iPD profile.
    • 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.
  • Refer to your state's registration requirements to find out if you must register through your state's training calendar prior to taking the iPD courses. 

For additional information, see the FAQs.