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Course Registration & Information

Registration for non-credit and credit professional development are listed below. Information is updated for the fall, spring and summer sessions.
Fall is advertised around Aug. 1, Spring is advertised around Dec. 1, and Summer is advertised in April.

We have an online registration system called ERO.

  • Full time employees login with email username (jsmith) and password

  • Part-time or non-employees Browse the Public Catalog and create a login

  • View courses, Register and Drop Courses, Pay by credit card

  • View your transcript for courses starting in Summer 2014.  For older course histories email

  • To have an outside course or workshop added to your transcript, send the CPD credit form to Staff Development at 5980 Radio Station Rd, La Plata, MD 20646.

Find Available CPD Credit Courses

Find College and University Courses

General CPD Course information:

Registration for CCPS courses

Registration will remain open until 1 week before the class begins. Courses that do not have sufficient enrollment will be cancelled 1 week before the start date. Please be considerate and let the department of staff development know if you register and then do not plan to attend.

If you have registered for a CCPS course send payment of $50 per credit within two weeks of the first class. You can pay online with credit card or make checks payable to CCPS and put the name of the class as a note/memo on the check.  Send your check to Staff Development, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, 5980 Radio Station Rd, La Plata, MD 20646.

When you register for a CPD course you will see online confirmation of your status in the course. Please keep that for your records. If you have any questions, contact Dawn Schaeffer at

What is CPD Credit?

MSDE offers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit for courses that MSDE has approved to be taught at the county level. MSDE tracks CPD credit only for educators holding a Maryland Teaching Certificate. Six credits from CPD or college courses are required every five years in order to renew a Teaching Certificate. MSDE does not accept or track the credit for anyone who does not hold a Teaching Certificate.

  • CCPS employees who hold a teaching certificate and are working in certificated positions have the forms processed and sent to Human Resources. The instructor signs, then Staff Development signs, then the forms are sent to Human Resources. Human Resources will send the participant a copy then hold the form on file until time to renew the certificate and submit to MSDE.
  • CCPS employees who hold a teaching certificate but are not working in a certificated position or are retired must submit the form with original signatures to MSDE yourself. You should request the original form with both signatures. (301-934-7360)
  • CCPS employees who do not hold a teaching certificate can receive a Course Completion form, upon request, as a record of the professional development experience. The form will not be submitted to MSDE for credit.
  • Non CCPS employees should request a CPD form with original signatures for their records and submit to either their school system or MSDE as needed. (301-934-7360)
Other links:

Conference Information

College Programs & Degrees

Countywide In-services

Find Courses & Workshops
 -*New - CCPS PD at a Glance
 - After School SY 16-17 PD

 -LEADs Exploring the Principalship Online CPD Courses

Reading and Inclusion Course Info

Tuition Reimbursement

Webinars and Online Prof. Dev.

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