Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators
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Professional Development

ATPE Professional Learning Portal

Texas educators holding a standard certificate must renew their certificates every five years. To renew a standard certificate, classroom teachers must have completed 150 hours of continuing professional education (CPE), and administrative and/or student services certificate holders must complete 200 hours. It can be challenging to meet those requirements, which is why ATPE membership includes access to the ATPE Professional Learning (PL) Portal. 

The ATPE Professional Learning Portal (powered by WCEA) is a learning management system that provides educators with access to a variety of engaging content including online courses and webinars they can take or view to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credit.

Earn CPE credit online, on your own schedule, using this learning management system. ATPE is registered with the State Board for Educator Certification as an approved provider of CPE.

You can also track your CPE hours and certificates through the portal, making it easy to log both ATPE- and non-ATPE-provided CPE experiences. All your records will be in one place when it’s time to renew your certificate.

Click here for instructions on how to claim CPE credit for live events.

Questions? Send us a message or call the ATPE state office at (800) 777-2873.

FAQ

My access to the PL Portal is currently denied. Why?

Are you an ATPE member?
Currently, only ATPE members can access the full course catalog in the PL Portal. If you are not an ATPE member, you may create a guest account for access to eight courses.

Have you created an account on atpe.org?
Ensure that you have created a web account. To create an account, please follow the instructions found at this link.

If you are logged in to your web account, the button at the top right-hand corner of the webpage will read “My Account.” If you are not logged in, the button will read “Member Login.”

Are you accessing the PL Portal through atpe.org?
Ensure you are accessing the ATPE Professional Learning Portal through this website, not a bookmarked or favorite link in your browser. 

Did you read and agree to the PL Portal User Agreement?
When you first access the PL Portal, read the User Agreement, check the box, and then click the "go to portal" link.

Do not change your username or password; these are pre-populated from your atpe.org web account.

You will have access to all available training as an ATPE member. If you are not a member, you may create a guest account for access to eight courses.

Does the PL Portal generate certificates for ATPE-provided courses?
Yes. In your Education Tracker, click the name of each course you’ve completed. On the next page, click “View Certificate.”

Does the PL Portal generate certificates for non-ATPE-provided courses?
No, but you can upload certificates from other sources in your Education Tracker to maintain a comprehensive and easily accessible list of all your CPE hours. Simply click “Add External Education” and complete the required fields.

ATPE does not provide CPE information to any other provider, agency or organization.

Offer a course

Do you have knowledge or skills that could benefit fellow educators? Share your expertise by developing a course for the ATPE Professional Learning Portal. Email us at prof_dev@atpe.org to get started.