District of Columbia Professional Development Registry

| Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

The District of Columbia’s Professional Development Registry (PDR) is a free online tool that tracks the professional growth, credentialing and educational attainment of Early Childhood Education and Out of School Time professionals. Register for an account, fill out a profile and upload documentation to apply for the appropriate level within the Career Guide.

The PDR offers the following benefits:

For Early Childhood Educators:

  • Personal file to track advancement on the District Career Guide
  • Confidential place to store professional information
  • Career counseling and resources on Early Childhood Degree programs, credentialing programs and scholarship opportunities 
  • Access to a training calendar with information about available professional development and training resources
  • Resume building tool

For Trainers:

  • Online system that lists, manages and promotes training events
  • Send reminders and other correspondence regarding training events to attendees, including completed training certificates 
  • Compile required annual training report

For Directors:

  • Ability to view individual staff completed trainings, education and professional development activities or compiled records for all staff 
  • Access to a database of OSSE approved trainers and training courses 
  • Repository for documents required by licensing including the latest completion of required trainings, clock hours, credentialing and/or education requirements

To learn more about the Professional Development Registry and how it can benefit you, call 202-862-1111 (Option 2) to schedule an ECE Information Session.

School Leaders
Early Childhood
Expanded Learning Opportunities
Professional Development
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