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PDIS

Professional Development Information System

The Professional Development Information System (PDIS) is a web-based system supporting professional development for Colorado’s early childhood workforce.

Knowledgeable and skilled early educators are the single most important factor in high-quality early care and education environments. PDIS supports early childhood professionals in many ways including: 

  • Supporting individual professionals

  • Providing online self-paced courses

  • Connecting professionals with and tracks training and education

  • Calculates credentials

  • Provides information to the QIRS system

  • Provides info on the EC workforce

The Colorado Shines PDIS lets you document and quantify your professional accomplishments through three types of early childhood Credentials:

The new PDIS (ECPC 3.0) simplifies the Credential application process, but the requirements for these Credentials have not changed significantly.

How do I get started? 

1) Go to ecpd.costartstrong.org

2) Register (use your personal email so you can take your PDIS information anywhere!) 

3) Online Self-Paced and Face to Face Courses 

4) Competencies Self-Assessment

5) Individual PD Plan

How the Early Childhood Professional Credential 3.0 is Scored

New PDIS FAQ:

ECPC 3.0 -- WHAT HAS CHANGED?

  • Professionals must now submit an application for a Credential. This is different from the old process that automatically updated the Credential level based on documents submitted by users. 

  • The minimum requirement at Level 3 has changed from 2 to 3 components.

  • The scoring system is simplified.  

HOW TO APPLY FOR A CREDENTIAL IN THE NEW PDIS


HOW TO CHECK YOUR CURRENT ECPC LEVEL  

  • Active ECPC (2.0 and 3.0) Credentials can be found from the main menu in the PDIS. Select Credentials and Qualifications, then select Approved Credentials and Qualifications. ECPC 2.0 with an expiration date of June 2021 or later are still active. 

 

This guide walks you through steps to view/print our Credential or Qualification certificate. The PDIS Dashboard is now updated to include each user’s ECPC 3.0 award date and points.
 

QUESTIONS ABOUT DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCIES? 

  • ECPC 3.0 gives up to 10 bonus points for a qualifying score from an observation that utilizes an approved observation tool (CLASS, TPOT, ERS, etc.) Learn more about Demonstrated Competencies here

For any additional assistance on contact Kim Theller at kim@earlychildhoodoptions.org