Training and Certification Options
NAEPDC and Pro Literacy understand that the professional development needs of states differ. That is why a variety of options are available. States may select one or more of the following:
National Certification: A state can contract for the complete training series with follow-up learning projects leading to national certification of their local administrators. the Center for Literacy, Education & Employment will track and certify completion of all training activities. Participants who complete all of the required activities by designated submission dates receive the recognition of proudly displaying CMPI (Certified Manager in Program Improvement) after their names.
Graduate Credit: Participants who complete the two-year course requirements may earn up to nine (9)hours of credit from Ohio University’s Educational Administration graduate program (four credits for Year 1 and five credits for Year 2). They must meet the same requirements and designated submission dates as those seeking national certification.
Professional Development Only: Participants complete all of the LEA activities but are given a more flexible submission policy. They are not eligible for national certification and/or graduate credit.
State Certification: A state can contract for the complete training series with follow-up learning projects leading to a state certification or endorsement.
Customized Training: A state can request a customization of the training series to meet state-designed certification criteria.