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The Minnesota Center for Professional Development is proud to introduce a new and improved Registry. Please sign in to the Registry here.

We hope this new system will be easy to use, but if you would like to learn more about how to use its new features, you are welcome to attend an online demonstration of the new features. The following demonstrations are already scheduled and more will be offered at a later date. Please note that each demonstration event is limited to 25 participants so that we can take questions. Please log in to GoToMeeting a few minutes early to be sure you get a seat.

Trainings for individuals who are not trainers:

Option A: 7pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday, September 18
View this link and also call: (630)869-1013; Access Code: 563-029-557

Option B: 7pm - 8:30pm, Monday, September 23
View this link and also call: (213)493-0007; Access Code: 981-115-125

Trainings for individuals who are MNCPD-approved Trainers:

Option A: 8am -10am, Thursday, September 12
View this link and also call: (786)358-5417; Access Code: 545-886-725
Option B: 7pm - 9 pm, Tuesday, September 17
View this link and also call: (213)289-0012; Access Code: 602-520-717

Minnesota Registry

Welcome to the Minnesota Center for Professional Development Registry!

The Registry is a voluntary, statewide program to document and recognize the professional achievements of people who work in the early childhood education and school-age care profession.

The Minnesota Registry provides recognition to practitioners who climb a Career Lattice. The Steps on the Career Lattice (pdf) are in a sequence from Foundational Awareness through Step 12C. Each step represents increased training and education in the Minnesota Core Competencies content areas.

Based on the documented training, education and experience you submit to the Minnesota Center for Professional Development a "Certificate of Achievement" will be generated to reflect your placement on the Career Lattice. This Certificate is our way of recognizing your dedication to ongoing professional development. This Certificate is also an indicator to others that you take quality care seriously, and through the Registry you are dedicated to enhancing your knowledge and practice in the care and education of the young children of our state. 

Once your documentation has been verified by the Registry staff you will have access to your personal training record. This record can be printed out or sent electronically to perspective employers or licensors to show the most current status of your professional development and training.

The Minnesota Registry also contains a database of statewide training events.  You can search for training events to help you climb the Career Lattice by date, location, core competency area, and level.

If you are not yet a member of the Minnesota Registry, please complete the online application form.

Please use the practitioner application if you work directly with children and youth in early childhood and school-age care settings. This includes family child care providers, center-based staff, and family, friend, or neighbor caregivers.

Please complete the trainer application if you provide training, education, coaching, mentoring, consulting, or technical assistance to direct care providers.

The Direct Care or Training Sponsor Organization application is for organizations who want to advertise their training events and/or have training approved by the Minnesota Center for Professional Development. Only approved training can be used by practitioners to climb the Career Lattice.

Please use the links found in the left-hand menu to learn more about the Minnesota Center for Professional Development Registry Program. If you have any additional questions or comments about the Registry, you may email the Minnesota Center for Professional Development Registry staff at support@mncpd.org.

Resources and Links 

photo of Woman and Child For language services available in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish: call 651-665-0150 (Twin Cities area) or 866-807-6021 (Toll-free). For assistance in other languages, please call the Center at 855-378-3131

This information is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling: 651-793-1540 or TTY: 651-772-7687.