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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.


Learn in Green Script with the UFT logo

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 »