Minnesota’s Professional Development System

Achieve supports the statewide trainer approval system for professional development trainers in the field of childhood care and education. Available training event opportunities are offered by our Approved Trainers for training and professional development. Achieve growth with our accessible and high-quality training events. Trainer Membership processing time and Course Submission processing time can be found on our homepage.

Interested in helping others achieve? Visit Develop to apply to become an Achieve Approved Trainer. Our Trainer Approval Process Guide highlights multiple trainer types available to you. Use this guide to review specific requirements for each trainer type. Become an Achieve Approved Trainer to share your knowledge and support MN’s Childhood Care and Education Workforce!

Explore trainer guides, policies, and procedures related to trainer and course approval.

Our course approval process promotes quality training for the Childhood Care and Education Workforce statewide. Achieve reviews courses to ensure they:

  • follow best practices in the field.
  • are based on developmentally appropriate practices and theories of child development.

This system supports practical application for those working in the Childhood Care and Education workforce and increases the learning and development for children in Minnesota.

Achieve trainings have key objectives that directly relate to specific learning outcomes. Approved courses link training to Minnesota’s Knowledge and Competency Framework for Early Childhood Professionals; and incorporate principles of adult learning.


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PHONE: 1-855-378-3131
EMAIL: support@mncpd.org