Continuing Education Requirements:
Renewals of PELs and new registrations are valid for five years after professional development requirements are met. PELs endorsed as a professional educator are valid for only two years and cannot be renewed. Holding the NCSP satisfies requirements for PEL renewal after initial licensure has been held for five years. Those without the NCSP must obtain 120 continuing professional development hours (PD hours) every five years.
Each individual must have their IEIN (Illinois Educator Information Number) on the attendance list of each workshop they attend which is sponsored by an Illinois approved provider of professional development. The IEIN can be found on the ELIS website. Professional development accepted by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) MUST be provided by an Illinois approved provider.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
CE4Less is not an approved provider for NASP. However, NASP does accept up to 25 credit hours from “Self-Study” that don’t need NASP approval.
Sequenced Programs are self-studies developed and published to provide training in specific knowledge or skill areas. A test is typically given at the end of the course and usually a certificate of completion is issued. This can include courses taken on the Internet.
25 CPD credits may be earned from CE4Less.com, since our courses are considered sequenced programs. You should be able to answer “yes” to the following four questions about the course you take:
- Did the activity enhance or upgrade my professional skills or add to my knowledge base?
- Was the activity relevant to the professional practice of school psychology?
- Did the activity fit into my personal plan for continuing professional development?
- Did the activity go beyond the ordinary aspects of my employment?
You can view this information under “Category H: Self-Study” at the NASP website: http://www.nasponline.org/certification/renew_cpdcategories.aspx