Professional Development Plan (PDP)


Teachers, administrators, and pupil service professionals who completed an educator preparation program on or after September 1, 2004, renew their licenses under the PI 34 rules by completing a verified Professional Development Plan (PDP).  The Professional Development Plan (PDP) is a process for the renewal of an educator’s license based on planned professional growth and evidence of the impact of that growth on student learning.

A documented completion of a PDP as verified by a PDP review team of three members is required in order to renew a Professional Educator license or advance from an Initial Educator to a Professional Educator license. The PDP Verification must be submitted through an electronic PDP service provider and received by the DPI as part of license application processing requirement.

You may contact the following electronic PDP service providers to create and work on your PDP electronically. You must submit your PDP Verification to the DPI upon completion of your PDP through these electronic service providers:

PDP Verification

Regardless of whether you have completed your PDP on paper or online, you are required to submit your PDP verification utilizing QEI or WECAN.  If you are an Initial Educator completing your PDP on paper you must retain your goal approval signature form and this form must be made available to your PDP team at the time of PDP verification.  If you have verified your PDP on paper, use this page to complete your online verification:

PDP Cost

If you have completed your PDP and have had your plan verified by your three-person PDP team, there is no cost associated with having QEI submit your verification information to our office.  While the online verification through QEI is at no cost, QEI offers additional PDP assistance for a fee.  For information on other services you may purchase, see this page:

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