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
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • 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*:

State Registry/Professional Development Website Approved Courses
Alaska Alaska SEED Registry
Arizona Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry
Idaho IdahoSTARS
Iowa i-PoWeR: Iowa's Early Childhood and School Age Professional Workforce Registry
Kansas Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Kentucky Kentucky ECE-TRIS
Maryland Maryland State Department of Education-Continuing Professional Development
Michigan miregistry
Missouri Missouri Workshop Calendar
Nebraska Nebraska Calendar and Training Organization Approval
Nevada The Nevada Registry
North Dakota ND Growing Futures
Ohio Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA)
Oklahoma Oklahoma Professional Development Registry
Oregon My Oregon Registry Online
South Carolina SCEndeavors
Utah Utah.gov Child Care Workforce Services
Washington MERIT Workforce Registry
Wyoming Wyoming 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: iPD and State Partnerships.