third party approval
  • Per ISBE language:
    "While Illinois state-approved professional development providers have the authorization to collaborate with unapproved third-party professional development providers, they do so at their sole discretion. Educators who wish to complete professional development offered by an unapproved provider should seek approval from an Illinois state-approved professional development provider prior to registering for, paying for, or attending an activity."
    If you are planning to attend a professional development opportunity that will not issue ISBE PD hours (out-of-state college course, conferences, etc.) and would like U-46 to issue a PD hour form that you can use for Illinois Licensure Renewal, please complete this form at least 2 weeks prior to the course start date.
    After submitting the application, you should expect to hear back within 3 business days. 
    If the application is approved:
    1. Register and Complete the Course
    2. Send Evidence of Attendance to
    3. Complete the ISBE Evaluation 
    4. Your PD hour form will be emailed to you
    If the application is denied, you will be notified via email of the result and provided an explanation. 
    All PD Hour forms received via this application will not be eligible for submission for professional credit.