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What is the Arkansas Professional Development Registry?

The PDR, formerly the TAPP Registry, is the tracking component of Arkansas’ Early Childhood Education and Care Professional Development System. The PDR plays a key part in promoting professional development. All early childhood professionals working in licensed centers, homes and out-of-school time facilities are required to become a member of the PDR. Members are assigned a unique PDR identification number that is used to track training. Members have access to their own online training transcript, which list the trainings attended, and to a wealth of educational resources. A minimum number of training hours is required annually to maintain membership. Members are assigned a level according to the education and training received. Members can set professional career goals and use the Individual Professional Development Plan to determine which training is best suited to fit their needs.

  • The PDR includes training opportunities across the state. Online registration can be done quickly! Search for training opportunities by location, date or key content area.
    • NEW! In the PDR, members are required to pre-register for all training courses.
  • The PDR tracks trainers and verifies that they have experience training adults, working with children, and education in their related field.

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