Track, manage, and report continuing education

Act 48 Credit Keeper

For School Districts, CTCs, and Charter Schools

A secure, web-based data-management system that tracks, manages, and reports continuing education credits/hours of certified educators and paraeducators in Pennsylvania.

Act 48 Credit Keeper enables a school district and its employees to record and submit all continuing education hours to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Data is seamlessly transferred directly to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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Act 48 Hours

For Universities and Colleges

A secure web-based data-management system that is tailored to the unique needs of colleges, universities, and other providers of continuing education credits/hours. This website allows professional educators to request the submission of Act 48 hours/credits to the PA Department of Education Records Management Site.

Approved Providers Only

Created exclusively for Approved Providers in Pennsylvania

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Meets PDE Requirements

Designed in collaboration with the PA Department of Education (PDE)

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Instant Submission to PDE

Instantly submit all of your Act 48 credits/hours directly to the PDE PERMS site

Streamlined Management

Completely eliminate spreadsheets and time consuming data entry

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Proof of Completion

Automatically generate PDE Act 48 letters for teachers

Online and Convenient

Secure, 100% Web-based system connected directly to the PDE PERMS system

Act 48 Benefits

Act 48 Credit Keeper enables a school district to record and submit all continuing education hours to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In-service programs and workshops conducted by your school can be credited to each employee in minutes! All information is entered and saved via a secure and confidential web site that is designed specifically for your school.

Benefits to Personnel Departments

Act 48 Credit Keeper:

  • Eliminates all gaps in record keeping. Each school has an accurate count of every hour for every employee in their school district.
  • Provides a seamless transfer of data directly to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • Allows personnel departments to maintain accurate records of each Act 48 hour submitted to the PDE for each employee.
  • Was designed by Pennsylvania Personnel Directors to meet the specific needs of Pennsylvania schools.
  • Saves schools time and money. Endless hours of data entry by personnel departments are now reduced to minutes!

Benefits to Employees

Employees:

  • Can submit their Act 48 hours to the PDE in a timely manner.
  • Can track and manage their continuing education progress.
  • May view their current credits/hours at any time, including the number of hours that have been accumulated, the additional hours needed to fulfill their Act 48 requirements, and their deadline for completing all 180 hours.
Top Ten Reasons to Use Act 48 Credit Keeper
  1. Act 48 Credit Keeper was designed by Pennsylvania School Administrators to meet the specific needs of Pennsylvania Schools.
  2. Endless hours of data entry by personnel departments are now reduced to minutes!
  3. Personnel departments do not have to make spreadsheets or rosters for each in-service or course offering.
  4. In-services and courses are entered into Act 48 Credit Keeper in minutes!
  5. Personnel departments simply verify information with a click of a button!
  6. Accountability and verification levels remain high. Course credits/hours are officially saved after the personnel department verifies the information.
  7. Verification by the personnel department takes only minutes!
  8. Multiple reports may be generated for employees, administrators, PDE, auditing purposes, etc.
  9. All information is saved and backed-up on a secure server.
  10. Act 48 Credit Keeper saves schools time and money!

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Brad Simala, Principal
Elizabeth Forward School District

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Mike Mooney, Principal
Hampton Township School District

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Act 48 Credit Keeper FAQ

Is Act 48 Credit Keeper difficult to use?
Pointing and clicking the mouse are the most difficult tasks to perform. We have designed Act 48 Credit Keeper so that NO SPECIAL COMPUTER SKILLS ARE NEEDED to use the service.
Is Act 48 Credit Keeper expensive?
Pennsylvania school administrators created Act 48 Credit Keeper specifically to save schools time and money. It is designed to offer the highest possible quality and accuracy with the lowest possible price. There is no expensive software to purchase and no stations to set up at your school.
Will I have to make a spreadsheet or roster list of all my employees every time my school conducts an in-service program?
Not at all. With a few clicks of the mouse, a school indicates the employees that were in attendance and the data is seamlessly transferred to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 
Is Act 48 Credit Keeper compatible with what is required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education?
Yes! Act 48 Credit Keeper requires that employees enter the same information that is required by the state.
Is my school responsible for hosting the service on its server, maintaining and/or upgrading the service, or backing up the data?
No, No, and No. We host the service for you on our secure server, we maintain all responsibility for upkeep of the service and we back up the data entered on a regular and continuous basis to avoid any possibility of lost information.
If my school uses Act 48 Credit Keeper for a year and then decides that it wants to cancel or change, are we locked into any type of long-term agreement?
Agreements to use Act 48 Credit Keeper are made on a yearly basis. If, for any reason, your school does not wish to renew its agreement to use the service for the upcoming year, simply let us know.

With the passing of Act 48, schools in Pennsylvania were faced with the task of recording, tracking, and managing continuing education hours for each employee.

“Beginning July 1, 2000, Act 48 of 1999 required persons holding Pennsylvania professional educator certification to complete continuing education requirements every five years in order to maintain their certificates as active. All educators holding Pennsylvania public school certification including Instructional I and II, Educational Specialist I and II, Administrative, Supervisory, Letters of Eligibility and all vocational certificates. Also included are non-certified teachers and administrators employed by charter schools.

Educators must maintain their certificates as active by earning six collegiate credits or six PDE-approved in-service credits or 180 continuing education hours or any combination of the above every five calendar years. Each collegiate credit is equal to 30 continuing education hours. All credits and hours must be related to an educator’s certificate type or area of assignment, unless enrolled in an administrative program or approved by the school board.” – PA Department of Education

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