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Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements

During the five-year period starting on July 1, 2016, professionally certified teachers and Level III certified paraprofessionals are required to collect a total of 100 professional development hours, now called Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours, by a state-approved provider such as the UFT Teacher Center.

Members now have to keep their own records. Members should put documentation of workshops they have attended in a CTLE folder.

How does the new state law affect how I track PD hours?

  • Professional and Level III teaching assistant certificate holders are required to collect and track 100 PD (or CTLE) hours in each five-year cycle.
  • Permanent certificate holders are still not required to track PD hours.
  • Everyone who registers will begin a new five-year PD cycle in the 2016–17 school year.
  • Any PD hours you complete after July 1, 2016, will count toward your 100-hour requirement, even if you do not register until later in the year.

Read a Q&A about the new requirements »

See a chart about registration and CTLE hours »

See a list of approved CTLE sponsors »

See more information on the State Education Department's Office of Teaching Initiatives website »

LearnUFT is an opportunity for UFT members to participate in professional learning while earning Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours. Learn more »

Questions? Find out how to contact an educational liaison in your UFT borough office »