Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Reflecting Oklahoma's commitment to high quality early care and education by providing professional development that produces results!

What is PDAS?

Oklahoma Professional Development Approval System (PDAS)

PDAS is the system and team here at CECPD that supports trainers and training organizations who are offering training to support professional development for early childhood educators and childcare providers. Our commitment is to develop the highest quality early care and education here in Oklahoma by providing professional development that produces results! It is our responsibility to help trainers offer quality trainings that will further the participants knowledge in early childhood so they can give them accurate information that will support the community and the children they serve. We encourage continued education because research shows that formal education of early childhood teachers means more positive outcomes for children. 

Formal professional development is:

  • two or more clock hours from an OPDR approved training organization and
  • OPDR approved college credit hours.

​To find formal training, look for the OPDR Approved logo when you are searching the statewide training calendar at

Informal professional development is:

  • less than two clock hours from an OPDR approved training organization,
  • any number of clock hours from a non-approved training organization, and
  • any training from electronic media, such as videos or DVDs.

​Reading and television programs do not count toward required clock hours


College Coursework (Tier III) training is all credit-bearing coursework related to early childhood education (ECE), child development (CD), school-age (SA), administrative/management (Admin/MGMT). Refer to the "Approved College Courses" to see if your class is on the approved list. 








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