Develop Training Sponsor Organization Membership

BECOME A DEVELOP approved Training Sponsor Organization!

Organizations interested in providing Develop approved training to Minnesota’s early care and education professionals are encouraged to become Approved Training Sponsor Organizations (TSOs) in Develop. This is the best path for organizations to serve MN’s workforce that supports a quality learning experience. TSOs partner with Develop’s Approved Course Writers and Trainers to offer Approved Training Events. Any registered organization in Develop can become an Approved Training Sponsor Organization for free. This includes Training/Technical Assistance Agencies, Licensed Family Childcare Programs, Childcare Centers, and more! Approved TSOs can:

  • Own Approved Courses in Develop and manage course Authorized Trainers lists.
  • Schedule and advertise Approved Training Events in Develop’s Search for Training Tool
    • Develop Approved Training Hours are required for Parent Aware (MN’s Quality Rating Improvement System) and other Child Care Aware of MN Grants and Scholarships.
  • Enter attendance electronically for participants.

Get Started With Develop Training Sponsor Organization Membership

TSO Companion Guide

Apply to become a Develop Approved TSO today! Our TSO Membership Companion Guide is a helpful tool for successfully navigating the approval process. As a Develop Approved TSO you can sponsor quality training for Minnesota’s Early Childhood and School-Age workforce!

Develop’s Search for Training Calendar

Upon approval, Training Sponsor Organizations will gain special access to Schedule Approved Training Events in the Develop system. This marketing tool is free and the Training Events listed reaches Early childhood and School Age professionals throughout the state!

Develop’s Trainer and Course Writer Directories

Participation in Develop’s public Trainer and Course Writer Directories allows Training Sponsor Organizations and Center Directors to contact you for their training needs. As always, participation is always optional.

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 TSO 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.

TSO Membership Application Processing

We use the Develop system to process all Develop Training Sponsor Organization approvals. Submissions  are processed in the order they are received. This ensures a fair and accurate process. Allow up to 15 business days for review and approval.




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