Welcome to the Minnesota Center for Professional Development Registry!
The Registry is a voluntary, statewide program to document and recognize the professional achievements of people who work in the early childhood education and school-age care profession.
The Minnesota Registry provides recognition to practitioners who climb a Career Lattice. The Steps on the Career Lattice (pdf) are in a sequence from Foundational Awareness through Step 12C. Each step represents increased training and education in the Minnesota Core Competencies content areas.
Based on the documented training, education and experience you submit to the Minnesota Center for Professional Development a "Certificate of Achievement" will be generated to reflect your placement on the Career Lattice. This Certificate is our way of recognizing your dedication to ongoing professional development. This Certificate is also an indicator to others that you take quality care seriously, and through the Registry you are dedicated to enhancing your knowledge and practice in the care and education of the young children of our state.
Once your documentation has been verified by the Registry staff you will have access to your personal training record. This record can be printed out or sent electronically to perspective employers or licensors to show the most current status of your professional development and training.
The Minnesota Registry also contains a database of statewide training events. You can search for training events to help you climb the Career Lattice by date, location, core competency area, and level.
If you are not yet a member of the Minnesota Registry, please complete the online application form.
Please use the practitioner application if you work directly with children and youth in early childhood and school-age care settings. This includes family child care providers, center-based staff, and family, friend, or neighbor caregivers.
Please complete the trainer application if you provide training, education, coaching, mentoring, consulting, or technical assistance to direct care providers.
The Direct Care or Training Sponsor Organization application is for organizations who want to advertise their training events and/or have training approved by the Minnesota Center for Professional Development. Only approved training can be used by practitioners to climb the Career Lattice.
Please use the links found in the left-hand menu to learn more about the Minnesota Center for Professional Development Registry Program. If you have any additional questions or comments about the Registry, you may email the Minnesota Center for Professional Development Registry staff at email@example.com.