Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Professional Development

Texas educators holding a standard certificate must renew their certificates every five years. To renew a standard certificate, classroom teachers must have completed 150 hours of continuing professional education (CPE), and administrative and/or student services certificate holders must complete 200 hours.

It can be challenging to meet those requirements, which is why ATPE membership includes access to the ATPE Professional Learning Portal. Earn CPE credit online, on your own schedule, using this learning management system. ATPE is registered with the State Board for Educator Certification as an approved provider of CPE.

You can also track your CPE hours and certificates through the portal, making it easy to log both ATPE- and non-ATPE-provided CPE experiences. All your records will be in one place when it’s time to renew your certificate.

Access the Professional Learning Portal
  • Members! The Professional Learning Portal is a free member benefit. Continue to the Portal
  • Not yet a member? Try ATPE membership out by accessing a limited selection of CPE courses. Continue for guest access

Instructions for accessing the PL Portal to receive CPE credits from live events

Offer a course

Do you have knowledge or skills that could benefit fellow educators? Share your expertise by developing a course for the ATPE Professional Learning Portal. Email us at prof_dev@atpe.org to get started.

Questions? Send us a message or call the ATPE state office at (800) 777-2873.

Frequently Asked Questions

My access to the PLP is currently denied. Why?

Are you an ATPE member?
Currently, the ATPE Professional Learning Portal (PLP) is only available to ATPE members.

Have you created an account on atpe.org?
Ensure that you have created a web account. To create an account, please follow the instructions found at this link.

If you are logged in to your web account, the top left-hand corner of the homepage will feature a message that reads, "Hi, (your name)."

Have you linked your ATPE Member ID to your web account?
Ensure your ATPE Member ID is linked to your web account. In the My Account section of the site, look at the top gray bar. If there is a link reading "Sync" underneath the text reading "Member ID," click the link and then follow the directions to sync your Member ID with your web account.

If you don’t know your Member ID, please call ATPE at (800) 777-2873.

Are you accessing the PLP through atpe.org?
Ensure you are accessing the ATPE Professional Learning Portal through this website, not a bookmarked or favorite link in your browser. 

Did you read and agree to the PLP User Agreement?
When you first access the PLP, look below the introductory video, read the User Agreement, check the box, and then click the "go to portal" link.

If you missed watching the video, you will be able to access the introduction video once you’ve logged into the PLP.

What can be found in the My Profile section of the PLP?

Once logged in, click on "My Profile" to access your login details, personal details, specialties, CPE requirements, and email preferences.

Do not change your username or password; these are pre-populated from your atpe.org web account.

You will have access to all available training regardless of the specialties or interests you select.

Does the PLP generate certificates for ATPE-provided courses?

Yes. In your training tracker, click the "View Docs" link next to each course you’ve completed.

Does the PLP generate certificates for non-ATPE-provided courses?

No, but you can upload certificates from other sources in your training tracker to maintain a comprehensive and easily accessible list of all your CPE hours.

ATPE does not provide CPE information to any other provider, agency or organization.

Learning Portal

Access the ATPE Professional Learning Portal.

Certification Renewal

To fulfill your continuing professional education (CPE) credit requirements, ATPE’s online CPE offerings and archived webinars offer a large selection of resources.