Earning PDPs with MEFA
Do you need to earn Professional Development Points (PDPs) as a requirement for your career? We have good news. You can earn PDPs by participating in MEFA's free online and in-person trainings.
MEFA is certified by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a registered provider of PDP's. All MEFA offerings, including live and recorded webinars, onsite trainings, and professional conference seminars, are aligned with MASCA's MA Model and MA Career Development Education (CDE) benchmarks.
DESE requires that PDPs can only be issued after 10 hours of professional development in a particular content area. All of MEFA's trainings fall within the College and Career Readiness category. The process of earning PDPs must include a Certificate of Attendance and completed Evidence of Learning Form. Upon request, MEFA can provide you a Certificate of Attendance for any webinar or training you attend. Evidence of Learning Forms are also available upon request for any in-person training, and can be downloaded here for any webinar. Once you've reached the 10-hour minimum, you can request your PDP's from MEFA by following the instructions here.
Interested in starting to earn your professional development hours? Our For Counselors Training and Events page includes a listing of live and recorded MEFA webinars. In addition, our Counselors page on MEFA Pathway includes a list of MEFA Pathway-specific webinars and in-person trainings. As you earn PDPs, you can reference our PDP Policy for complete details on the process. And if you have questions, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.