Act 48 - Continuing Professional Education

  • April 14th, 2011
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Beginning July 1, 2000, Act 48 of 1999 requires that all Pennsylvania Certified Educators complete the following every five years in order to keep their certification active:

  1. Six college credits
  2. Or six credits of continuing professional education programs
  3. Or 180 clock hours of continuing professional education programs
  4. Or any combination of collegiate studies, continuing professional education programs or learning experiences equivalent to 180 hours

For more information about Act 48 and to view an educator’s transcript visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education site.

Participants who would like a training or conference to be counted toward their Act 48 required credits/clock hours need to:

  • Sign-in at the beginning and sign-out at the end of the training to verify attendance. Participants must arrive on time and stay the duration of the event in order to receive credit. There is no partial credit given for partial attendance.
  • Confirm any personal information with the registrar (correct certificate (social security) number, name and mailing address of the entity compiling Act 48 records for your school, IU, charter school, APS or other agency)

In addition to the above procedures, if you are attending the training or conference for continuing professional education program credits you will be required to:

  • Complete an assignment after attending the training or conference
  • Return the assignment by a date provided by the instructor

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