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Professional Development Plan (PDP)

State Budget Licensure Changes

Important NoticeEducators who hold a Professional or Master Educator license that was supposed to expire on June 30, 2018, DO NOT NEED TO APPLY to renew their license with credits or a PDP.  The state budget has removed the expiration dates from these licenses, and we are working to have license lookup reflect that.

Please visit the Latest Licensing News blog for information on the state budget's impact on licensure. All available information has been posted to the Latest Licensing News blog. Please Note: the first post relating to the new license rules was written September 22nd.


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 provider to create and work on your PDP electronically. You must submit your PDP Verification to the DPI upon completion of your PDP through Quality Educator Interactive (QEI).


PDP Verification

Regardless of whether you have completed your PDP on paper or online, you are required to submit your PDP verification utilizing QEI.  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:  Offline Verification


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