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.
The PIL courses are 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.
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. Principal Induction requires the completion of PIL/NISL Course 1 & 2, Principal Induction Program.
Check the PIL Region schedules for course availability.
Act 45 of 2007 Principal Induction and Continuing Professional Education Requirements
PIL Induction Requirements Reminder for Principals, Assistant and Vice Principals
PIL Continuing Professional Education Requirements Reminder
How to Enroll in a PDE/PA Inspired Leadership Program (PIL) Course
- View the map below to determine the PIL Region in which you are located.
- Select your home region via the "PA Inspired Leadership Regions and Schedules" box on this page.
- On the Region page - view the Region schedule and select courses*.
- On the Region page - use the link provided to download and complete the application.
- 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.
New: Act 13 and Beyond: Educators Driving Instructional Excellence - This course satisfies the Act 13 requirement for new assistant/vice principals and principals.
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
- Select an item below to access and review courses:
- Connect with the course's contact person – their contact information is provided within each course listing.
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.
Due to COVID-19, all applications should be submitted electronically. Please email applications to Carla Wilson at
Submission deadline: August 10, 2021
Review session dates: September 23-24, 2021
Submission deadline: November 5, 2021 Review session dates: December 2-3, 2021