Professional Development Sponsor Organizations

Achieve assists Professional Development Sponsor Organizations with offering quality professional development and learning opportunities. PD Sponsor Organizations play an important role ensuring practitioners have access to quality trainings, workshops, conferences, and institutes.

Programs that offer training to those working in the childhood care and education field are encouraged to become an approved PD Sponsor Organization.

Examples include:

  • Resource and referral agencies
  • Professional associations
  • Programs that provide training to their staff
  • Colleges and universities

Approved PD Sponsor Organizations can post approved training opportunities on Develop. These trainings will qualify as approved on attendees’  learning records.

Achieve (MNCPD) has two options for your organization’s conference approval available. These options are outlined here in the Conference Approval Guidelines.

Resources include National Speaker requirements and how-to guides (coming soon) specifically for PD Sponsor Organizations.

Achieve (MNCPD) automatically approves Early Childhood and School-age related training from specific types of schools, agencies, organizations and publishers.  See who qualifies by reviewing this document.

PD Sponsor Organizations can view detailed instructions for the online course submission and approval process in this guide.


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I’m planning a conference; how can I ensure it is approved by Achieve (MNCPD)?

When planning your conference, you have two options for getting your conference or institute approved by Achieve (MNCPD). Both options are explained in detail here.

Can I request that an organization be reviewed for Automatic Training Approval status?

Yes, individuals and organizations can nominate or request that an organization be reviewed for Automatic Training Approval status. Organizations must provide training related to the early childhood and school-age field to be considered for this status. Achieve MNCPD will look at the criteria outlined on the Automatic Training Approval Eligibility Criteria Document to determine if Automatic Training Approval status is appropriate.

How do I know if my training organization is automatically approved?

Automatically approved organizations are listed on the Automatic Approval of Training document. Achieve (MNCPD) will automatically approve Early Childhood and School-age related training from:

  1. Accredited colleges and universities
  2. Federal and Minnesota State agencies
  3. Organizations offering CEUs with current IACET accreditation
  4. Nationally recognized organizations listed in the chart on the Automatic Approval Training document
  5. Publishers of curriculum or assessment tools recognized by Parent Aware
  6. Minnesota Independent School Districts and MDE Recognized Charter Schools

What if I am a training organization and I’m interested in learning more?

The staff at Achieve (MNCPD) can share details about how the policy and process applies to you. Contact Achieve MNCPD at or (855) 378-3131.

I am a National Speaker and would like to become an Achieve (MNCPD) trainer so I can submit a training for Achieve (MNCPD) approval, what do I need to do?

National Speakers interested in becoming an Achieve (MNCPD) approved trainer and submitting a training for approval can submit a trainer application under the Guest/Visiting Trainer type. Click here for more details.

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