The Pennsylvania Key and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) 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/Coaches to help ensure that professional development activities and technical assistance meet quality standards.

Any Instructor who wants to deliver professional development or Consultant/Coach wanting to deliver technical assistance to early childhood or school-age professionals, should apply for PQAS approval.

To apply for PQAS, login into the PD Registry and choose the appropriate box and complete the required tabs.

Interested in more information on Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS)? Look no further:

  • PQAS Applications. This page has documentation for the applications and requirements.
  • PQAS Courses. This page contains a list of required courses for applicants and directions on where to find these courses.
  • PQAS Resources. A collection of documents and webinars.


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