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General Information 

Submitting OFFICIAL Transcripts and MSDE CPD Credit Slips for Certification, Local Contingencies and Salary Advancement

Professional Development Online (PDO) Access PDO to view & register for MCPS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses Information Webpage Additional information about CPD course offerings and general information related to CPDs

Credit Applicability Information (PDF)
What credits are acceptable towards certification

Credential Evaluation for Individuals with FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTSThe Maryland State Department of Education does not have the resources to determine degree and course credit equivalencies from institutions outside the United States or to translate foreign credentials. Credits from institutions in other countries shall be evaluated for comparability of degree and course work by an independent agency authorized to analyze foreign credentials. A course-by-course evaluation using original documents is required by a Foreign Evaluation Agency that is approved and holds membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).  MSDE’s approved list is also located on the MSDE website.  

MCPS Form 475-1 Request for Advanced Salary Placement (to be used ONLY when you QUALIFY for a salary lane change)

MCPS Form 440-34 Verification of Equivalent Activities for Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) Renewal

MCPS Form 440-36 Five-Year Certificate Renewal Plan for the Standard Professional Certificate 2 (SPC2) to Obtain the Advanced Professional Certificate (APC)

MCPS Form 440-37 Five-Year Certificate Renewal Plan for Renewal of the Advanced Professional Certificate (APC)

MCPS Form 460-29 Verification of Employment

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Commonly Used Acronyms and Abbreviations


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