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Approved Provider Information

Become an Approved Provider

For detailed guidelines and to request an application, email:

RA-EDACT48APP@pa.gov

The PDE will ascertain which application applies and send a pre-formatted document to be completed and emailed in.

Become an Independent Approved Provider

Independent providers of non-(college) credit professional education courses, programs, and activities wishing to apply for Approved Provider status must complete the application process necessary to obtain approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), as required by the Pennsylvania School Code (24 P.S. §12-1205.2(d)). Approvals are granted for a period of three years.

Eligible providers include:

  1. Institutions of higher education for their noncredit continuing education offerings;
  2. Professional associations;
  3. Non-governmental organizations;
  4. Nonprofit organizations;
  5. Corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies; and
  6. Sole proprietors (individuals).

Submit Professional Education and Education Induction Plans

Professional Education Plan Applicants

School entities that are not part of the Comprehensive Planning system shall submit to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for approval of a plan for professional education. The Professional Education Plan should be designed to meet the continuing education needs of that school entity and its professional employees, so that they may in turn meet the specific needs of students.  Professional development must be based on sound research and promising practices of educator effectiveness, consistent with 24 P.S. §11-1123, and it must be part of an approved plan for building educators' skills over the long term.

Educator Induction Plan Applicants

School entities that are not part of the Comprehensive Planning system shall submit to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for approval of a plan for the induction experience for first-year teachers (including teachers in pre- kindergarten programs, when offered), long-term substitutes who are hired for a position for 45 days or more, and educational specialists.

If you have any questions regarding Approved Provider, Professional Education Plan, or Educator Induction Plan or If you would like to request a copy of the guidelines and an application please email the address below.

Please include your:

  • AUN number
  • Entity number
  • Entity name
  • Type of guidelines you are requesting

Email: RA-EDACT48APP@pa.gov