How to Earn Credits

Many of our professional development options include the opportunity to earn different types of credits. Read below for a few of our most commonly asked questions. Read policies pertaining to our program »

What type of credit can I earn?

We offer a variety of different types of credit, depending on the activity. Types of credit include:

  • Graduate Credits (purchased separately on instructor-led courses)  Perkins partners with Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA) 
  • OSPI CE Credits (on instructor-led courses)
  • Continuing Education Credit (CEUs)
  • Professional Development Points (PDPs)
  • ACVREP Credits
  • Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Credits
  • AOTA Credits (where designated)
  • ASHA Credits (where designated)

To learn about what type of credit is available for each activity, you can conduct an advanced 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. The following are activities that have opportunities to earn credit:

Online Classes

Online classes are instructor-led, collaborative learning experiences 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. View the full list of online classes »

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Self-Paced Online Tutorials

Self-paced online 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 complete a Perkins Self-Paced Online Tutorial. You can also earn Continuing Education Credits, ACVREP Credits or State Recertification Credits.

Onsite Training

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

How much does it cost to earn credit?

The cost depends on the type of credit, as well as the number of credits. Please contact us with specific questions about credit cost.