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Professional Development Provider Registry Application

On Monday, February 10, DESE will post the Professional Development (PD) Provider Registry application for those interested in being approved and added to DESE's online PD Provider Registry. The Department will post the link to access the online application on the Resources and Tools for PD Providers web page.

The Department welcomes a variety of providers, including professional organizations, non-public schools, not-for-profit organizations, private and for-profit organizations, individuals, educational partnerships, corporations, educational agencies, and associations whose PD programs demonstrate characteristics of the Massachusetts Standards for High Quality Professional Development. The application window will be open from February 10 through March 10. The application will also serve those who would like to renew an expired or soon-to-expire approval (approvals expire after three years), as well as approved providers who would like to add new content area offerings.

NOTE: The following entities are automatic professional development providers and are not required to register: public school districts, charter schools, educational collaboratives, accredited colleges/universities awarding credits or continuing education units (CEUs), and professional organizations that are approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training to award CEUs.

Although DESE will not review any applications until the window closes on Tuesday, March 10, applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. The Department expects to open another application window in September. Anyone with questions can email

Last Updated: January 21, 2020

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