Develop Course Writer Membership

Become a Develop Approved Course Writer!

Develop’s Approved Course Writers* are essential to the availability of Develop’s Approved Training Events. Course Writers are individuals who have knowledge in instructional design and have the skills and abilities to successfully create course content that meets all the required details in Develop.

* Develop Course Writers are independent contractors. Course Writer Membership is not an employment contract and does not guarantee ongoing work opportunities within the Develop system.

Get Started With Develop Course Writer Membership

Course Writer Membership Companion Guide

Interested in developing Develop approved courses to build knowledge across the state of Minnesota? Apply to become a Develop Approved Course Writer today! Our Course Writer Membership Companion Guide is a helpful tool for identifying available Course Writer types to apply for and their requirements. As a Develop Approved Course Writer you create opportunities for knowledge building for Minnesota’s Early Childhood and School-Age workforce!

Course Submission Approval Requirements

Upon approval, Course Writers gain special access to Develop’s Course Submission application. This application allows the Course Writer to enter course details and submit the content for approval by Achieve.

Develop’s Course Writer Directory

Participation in Develop’s public Course Writer Directory allows Training Sponsor Organizations and Approved Trainers to connect with you for their curriculum needs. As always, participation is optional and not suggested for the following Course Writer types: Conference, Expedited, or Course Writers who only intend on supplying curriculum to their employer. Check out the Course Writer Directory to see how it works.

Quality Assurance

The quality of all approved learning opportunities found in the Develop system are important for the success of the Early Childhood Education workforce as well as for the children they educate and care for. Minnesota’s Professional Development system relies on participant feedback to ensure quality expectations are being met. This feedback can be collected through the use of Develop’s Trainer and Training Evaluation Tool and/or the Training Quality Concern Policy. Click below to learn more.

More Resources

Looking for more resources to support you on your professional development journey? Check out the Course Writer Membership Resources page for links, guides, and more!

Develop Navigation Support

Navigating Develop is easy with the help of the Develop Help Desk and “How do I?…” guides.

Contact  the Develop Help Desk Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday until 7 p.m. by phone at 844-605-6938 or email at 

Need help after hours? Send them an email or leave a detailed message.

Course Writer Application Processing

We use the Develop system to process all Develop Course Writer membership application  and Course submissions. Complete membership applications and course submissions are processed in the order they are received. This ensures your application is processed fairly and accurately. Allow up to 30 business days for this process.




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