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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.


Applications for Individual Instructors

Support Documents For individual applications

Policies and Application for Organization PQAS

Temporary Applications and policies

 PQAS Resources

The PQAS Process Webinar Series

The PA Key in collaboration with PSADYN has created a series of webinars to assist those who are interested in becoming PQAS approved Instructors. Two webinars are available as resources for applicants. As always, if someone has questions about PQAS, direct them to the helpline, 1-800-284-6031 press option #3 or mailbox, PQAS@berksiu.org.

PQAS Orientation

The PQAS Orientation is required for all individual applicants. To take these courses, please log into the PA Key Intranet and click on PQAS. 

The PQAS Orientation consists of the following online courses:

  • Core Body of Knowledge/Professional Development Record
  • Adult Learning Principles
  • Introduction to the Professional Development Online Calendar
  • Working Together To Make Learning "Stick" (for consultants only) 

PQAS Complaint & Removal Processes

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