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​​​PA Inspired Leadership (PIL) Program

All PA Inspired Leadership Programs (PIL) are offered in virtual format and in an online/virtual format. The PIL Course Catalog contains all course offerings; enrollment is open regardless of PIL region.

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 courses are offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in collaboration with intermediate units and other partners. These courses provide continuing professional education credit/hours required for certified administrators serving in PIL-covered positions in commonwealth schools and for professional education credit/hours required to fulfil the Act 45 of 2007 (Act 45) Principal Induction requirement.

The Principal Induction Program component addresses the three core PA leadership standards and the Continuing Professional Education Program addresses the three core and six corollary PA leadership standards (PDF).

PDE/PA Inspired Le​​adership (PIL) Course Registration

Course Descriptions:

NISL Course 2 (ONLY) - June 1, 2024 to September 30, 2024 Pennsylvania Enrollment Application​ (PDF)​

Registration for all PIL Courses can be found at Region Schedules.

Approved, ​​Non-PDE Courses

In addition to the PIL Program course schedules, a listing of approved programs and courses offered by other entities that meet the requirements of Act 45 can be found at Approved non-PDE continuing education courses (PDF); PDE updates this site on a regular basis.

Safe Schools Mandated Trainings

Act 55 of 2022 amended Section 1310-B of the PA Public School Code of 1949 to establish new requirements for school safety and security training for all school employees in Pennsylvania. The new requirement is three hours of instruction annually and requires the training provided meet certain standards as adopted by the School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) housed within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). Amendments in Act 55 also established requirements for mandatory training for School Safety and Security Coordinators. 

On September 28, 2022, the SSSC approved training standards for School Safety and Security Training for all school employees and the training criteria for School Safety and Security Coordinators. If you are seeking Act 45 credit for any of the above-mentioned training, please click the link below. 

ACT 45 Cre​dit for School Safety Trainings