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Coming Soon: Adjusted PQAS Application Fees, Effective July 1, 2024

The Pennsylvania Key and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) have implemented a system for approving individuals and organizations who provide professional development to early childhood and school-age professionals in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) maintains a registry of approved Professional Development Instructors to help ensure that professional development activities meet quality standards.

Beginning July 1, 2024, there will be adjustments to application fees in order maintain those standards. This change is necessary to ensure the continued effectiveness and prompt processing of PQAS application. See the tables below for the new prices.

Individual PQAS Fees, Effective July 1, 2024

Learn more about individual PQAS at pakeys.org/pqas.

Individual Application Types Application Fee
Faculty Instructors* $0
Professional Development Instructor $100

Standardized Professional Development Instructor

  • Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR*
  • Fire Safety*
  • Water Safety*
Professional Development eLearning Instructor $100
Renewal: Professional Development Instructor $50
Renewal: Professional Development eLearning Instructor $50
*After you submit your PQAS application it will request payment, skip this by clicking on any tab or exiting your screen. If you do pay the application fee, it will be refunded when your application is processed.
Organizational PQAS Fees, Effective July 1, 2024

Learn more about Organizational PQAS at pakeys.org/pqas.

Organization Application Types Application Fee
Organizational PQAS $100
Organizational PQAS-Act 48 $100
Organizational PQAS-Higher Ed. $0
National eLearning Organizational PQAS $750
Renewal: Organizational PQAS $50
Renewal: Organizational PQAS-Act 48 $50
Renewal: Organizational PQAS-Higher Ed. $0
Renewal: National eLearning Organizational PQAS $500



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