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CEA is offering up to three free classes to union members so they can easily meet the new license requirement stating that teachers who are endorsed in elementary, math, science, social studies, or English language arts must demonstrate 45 hours of English Learner PD during their next, new license renewal period. For more information about the new requriement, please click here.

For educators who are K - 5, you can enroll in the Redefining Reading course at no cost! This class is pending CDE approval to satisfy all of the READ Act professional development requirements.

To see what summer courses we're offering, click here, or browse our Summer 2021 Course Catalog. We have dozens of classes that you can take for free and even more that help you learn about technology, instructional strategies, and leadership. Enrollment opens on April 12 so mark your calendars!

English Learner PD Free Class FAQs

When does enrollment start?
Enrollment for the free classes begins on April 12, 2021.

When do the free classes begin?
The classes begin in May 2021 and run throughout the summer term.

Can I use an ELPD credit on a class that is more than one credit?
Absolutely! Each ELPD credit has a $45 value (equivalent of a one-credit class), so if you want to take a two or three credit class, the enrollment fee will be discounted by $45.

How many ELPD credits do I get?
Each union member gets a maximum of three ELPD credits. You can only use one credit per year (August - July) and must use all of your credits by July 2022.

Are the ELPD credits refundable?
Unfortunately, we cannot refund ELPD credits unless you have exceptional circumstances that warrant a refund. If you feel that is the case, please contact CEA COpilot (

Are all classes eligible for the ELPD credits?
Only classes that have been approved by CDE as fulfilling the ELPD standards qualify for the free class program.

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