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PA Inspired Leadership (PIL) Program

The Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) Program is a statewide, standards-based continuing professional education program for school and system leaders. This comprehensive, cohort-based program is focused on developing the capacity of leaders to improve student achievement.

PIL is offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in collaboration with Intermediate Units and other partners at regional sites. There are eight regional sites (see the map below) and each is administered by a PIL Regional Site Coordinator.

This program meets the requirements of Act 45 of 2007, which directs the Department to establish a Principal Induction Program that addresses the three core PA leadership standards and a Continuing Professional Education Program that addresses the three core and six corollary PA leadership standards.

Program courses provide continuing professional education credit/hours needed by certified administrators serving in PIL-covered positions in commonwealth schools, and also offers courses that have been approved to fulfil the Act 45 Principal Induction requirement.  

Check the PIL Region schedules for course availability.

How to Enroll in a PDE/PA Inspired Leadership Program (PIL) Course

  1. View the map below to determine the PIL Region in which you are located.
  2. Select your home region via the "PA Inspired Leadership Regions and Schedules" box on this page.
  3. On the Region page - view the Region schedule and select courses*.
  4. On the Region page - use the link provided to download and complete the application.
  5. Email the saved, completed application to the designated contact person.
*Principal Induction requires the completion of PIL/NISL Course  1 & 2.

Revised training! NISL Courses may be retaken for Act 45 credit if completed prior to 2016.

PIL Map identifying regions 

What is Act 45 of 2007

For more information on Act 45 of 2007, refer to a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions or read the complete text of the Act 45.

Approved, Non-PDE Courses

In addition to the PIL Program course schedules displayed under each Region, a listing of approved programs and courses offered by other entities that meet the requirements for ACT 45 of 2007 can be found below.

How to Enroll in an Approved, Non-PDE Course

  1. View the PDF below:
  2. Reach out to the contact person listed for the course that you wish to participate in.

    Invitation to Qualify 

    Act 45 of 2007 mandates that PDE will receive and review applications from entities wishing to offer programs or courses that provide PIL hours. Proposal application documents and submission schedules are below.

    Current submission open date: July 3, 2019 Close date: August 9, 2019 Review session dates: September 12-13, 2019

    Upcoming submission open date: October 3, 2019  Close date: November 15, 2019 Review session dates: December 5-6, 2019


    Carla Wilson