Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS)
PA Keys to Professional Development has implemented a system for approving individuals and organizations who provide professional development and technical assistance to early childhood and school-age professionals in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) maintains a registry of approved Professional Development Instructors and Technical Assistance Consultants to help ensure that professional development activities and technical assistance meet quality standards. Any Instructor who wants to deliver professional development or Consultant wanting to deliver technical assistance to early childhood or school-age professionals should apply for PQAS approval.
When applying for PQAS, please see below for the most recently updated applications. For questions, please contact us at PA Key Zendesk
The PQAS Orientation is required for all individual applicants. To take these courses, please log into the PA Key Portal and click on PQAS.
The PQAS Orientation consists of the following online courses:
Adult Learning Principles
Working Together To Make Learning "Stick" (for consultants only)
Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies for Early Childhood and School-Age Professionals (CKC) course to replace the Core Body and Knowledge (CBK).
THE PQAS PROCESS WEBINAR SERIES
The PA Key, in collaboration with PSADYN, has created a series of webinars to assist those interested in becoming PQAS approved Instructors. If you have questions, please send an email to Pennsylvania Key Zendesk
PQAS PD- SUPPORTING CULTURALLY COMPETENT COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE WEBINAR SERIES
This series is designed to help you develop strategies to demonstrate cultural competence when providing professional development and build an environment that supports and encourages discussion about cultural and linguistic similarities and differences
PQAS Complaint & Removal Processes