PD Certificates for Teachers

NEW: Beginning February 15 and running through the end of 2019, IRIS Professional Development Certificates will be FREE. That’s right, free, and it’s all thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.

Flexible, user-friendly, and built around reliable and trustworthy resources, IRIS PD Certificates for Teachers allow individual users to pursue certificates for professional development hours. Through this feature, practitioners can work through a wide variety of our modules and—after completing a pre-test and post-test—receive verification of completion and an indication of the number of hours it typically takes users to complete that resource.

Getting started couldn’t be simpler: Create an account with a username and password. Next, browse available IRIS STAR Legacy Modules and select the ones that best suit your PD needs. Thirty-three modules are now available, and more are added all the time.

Once you have created an account and selected a module, you will:

Your IRIS PD Certificate (email or PDF) includes your name, the module you completed, the date, the hours you earned, and your pre- and post-test scores, if you choose.

Want to share at-a-glance information about IRIS PD with your principal, superintendent, or other school administrator? We’ve done the work for you. Download and print this handy factsheet.

IRIS Modules can be used as self-study units for which learners can earn a Certificate of Completion. These certificates are appropriate for professional development requirements in circumstances where clock hours are accepted. IRIS Modules, however, are not equivalent to courses through which learners can earn credit hours (rather than clock hours), such as those offered through a university or continuing education office that include associated transcripts.