Earn Credits

What type of credit can I earn?

We offer a variety of different types of credit, depending on the activity.  Types of credit include:  Continuing Education Credit (CEUs), Professional Development Points (PDPs), ACVREP credits. Graduate Credit, and ASHA credits.  To learn about what type of credit is available, you can use the filters to search.

How can I earn credit?

There are different ways to earn credit, including face-to-face training, online classes, blended classes, and sharing activities on our education microsites.

Online Classes (Workshops)

Online classes are instructor-led,collaborative learning experience with a cohort of professionals with similar needs and interests.  They are asynchronous, meaning that they can be done at any time that is convenient for the learner.  You can earn different types of credit, depending upon the individual offering.  Click here to see the full list of online classes.

Self-Paced Online Classes

Self-paced online classes (tutorials) combine the guidance of Perkins eLearning online classes with the flexibility of on-demand web content to create a professional development experience focused on each participant's needs and interests. There is no time limit to completing a Perkins Self-Paced Online Class!  Now you can earn Continuing Education Credits, ACVREP credits, or state recertification credits simply by viewing our videos and completing a short test (which must be purchased) confirming your participation and we will send you the certificate.

Onsite Training

The Perkins Training Center offers training on the Perkins campus in Watertown, MA, as well as locations around the northeastern United States.  Some of these trainings have an online component in addition to the face-to-face training in a blended model.

How much does it cost to earn credit?

The cost depends on the type of credit, as well as the number of credits.

Earn Credits for Sharing Teaching Activities

Did you know that you can earn continuing education credits for submitting activities or lesson ideas to our teaching sites?  This is a great way to share your expertise and creativity, while also earning credit!  See each of the sites below for details.


Young boy with glasses looks at a picture book.

Paths to Literacy

This interactive website is a collaboration between Perkins and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired with information on all aspects of literacy. It includes strategies, resources, research, and technology for all stages of development, from emergent literacy through braille, multiple disabilities through dual media and auditory strategies.  Learn how you can earn continuing education credits by posting strategies!

The Activity BankStudents counts dollar bills

The Activity Bank is an online resource where people interested in the education of students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or deafblindness, can post their ideas in the form of activities and practical strategies. Continuing education credit can be earned for uploading activities to the site.  Submissions will be reviewed according to the rubric to determine their eligibility.  To learn more about how to submit posts, see How to Share a Strategy.

Boy explores DNAAccessible Science

Share your ideas on the Accessible Science site, where teachers can get ideas and resources on making science accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired.  Click here to learn more.


Girl using braille notetakerPaths to Common Core

Click here to learn about earning credits by submitting a lesson idea related to the Common Core State Standards and students with visual impairments.