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Continuing Professional Education

CPE Courses for Educators

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses are offered by BCIU. These graduate level courses offer credit toward a Level II Instructional or Educational Specialist Certificate, a Master’s Equivalency Certificate, Act 48, self-improvement, or professional development. 

Courses are considered graduate-level study and are designed to meet the same level of rigor as those offered at universities. Courses are offered during the fall, winter, spring, and summer.

All participants are strongly urged to comply with PDE’s policy of 100% attendance for full credit.

Program Contact Info

Jill Darlington

Social Info

Register for Courses

The Berks County Intermediate Unit uses the Frontline Education (formerly My Learning Plan) registration system for enrollment of courses. You will need to register using the step-by-step instructions that will display on the screen when you have accessed the online registration page. (Please contact the BCIU if you have any problems or questions.)

Need Transcripts?

Official transcripts contain a complete record of all CPE courses completed through Berks County Intermediate Unit.  Starting January 1, 2022, official transcripts can be electronically submitted to the PA Department of Education upon request*. 

*NOTE: Starting January 1, 2022 the fee for preparing and submitting an official electronic transcript to the PA Department of Education is $5.00.


If you desire to have your official transcript sent electronically to the PA Department of Education, please follow these instructions:
  • Download the Transcript Request form and save it to your device.
  • Email this completed form to jildar@berksiu.org.
  • Payment can be processed by a credit card over the phone, as well as personal check delivered or by mail. Please note: transcript will not be processed until payment has been received.

For more information or questions, please contact Jill Darlington (jildar@berksiu.org).

If you desire to have paper transcripts prepared and mailed to you, please print your completed transcript request form and mail it, along with your check to the address below. Paper transcript requests may take 7-10 business days to complete.

Berks County Intermediate Unit
Attn. Jill Darlington
1111 Commons Blvd.
Reading, PA  19605

Need a Letter of Completion for a CPE Course?

Letters of completion for a CPE course are now being sent electronically to individual educators who successfully complete a course.  Starting January 1, 2022, an e-letter of completion can also be electronically submitted to your school’s human resources department at no cost. 

*NOTE: Starting January 1, 2021 if you need a paper letter of completion to be prepared and mailed to you because you either lost an original paper letter that was sent prior to January 1, 2022 or you need a paper letter for your school district the fee is $5.00 per letter, per course. 

Your request will be fulfilled within 72 hours and your letter of completion will be sent electronically to your school. 

Contact Jill Darlington for more information.

Berks County Intermediate Unit
Attn. Jill Darlington
1111 Commons Blvd
Reading, PA 19605

Albright College Partnership

BCIU is partnering with Albright College to offer graduate credit for a variety of BCIU’s Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses. Courses approved for graduate credit are indicated by “CPE Course/Graduate Credit” following the title on Frontline. The CPE courses now offering graduate credit include:

  1. Best Practices in Helping Adolescents Succeed
  2. Child Sexual Abuse: How to Recognize It, Prevent It, & Work with Students Who Have Been Abused
  3. Flipped, Blended, and Beyond
  4. Interactive Digital Writing
  1. Introduction to STEM Education
  2. No Fear Coding for Beginners
  3. Teaching in Mixed Ability Classrooms
  4. What Every Teacher Should Know About Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs)

We Are Looking for CPE Instructors

We are always looking for instructors to author and facilitate CPE courses. Interested? review the requirements, along with incentives that BCIU offers.


  • Must have a master's degree or higher
  • Subject/content experience
  • Prior professional development experience
  • Must become an employee of the BCIU

Benefits for You:

  • Earn $750 per credit taught
  • Personal professional development
  • Leadership opportunity
  • Ability to share your area of interest
  • Support for face-to-face and online course development
  • Earn a $300 bonus if you propose and are approved for a new three-credit course
  • Earn an additional $300 bonus after you teach your first course with a minimum of 6 participants
  • Salary for courses will count toward PSERS contributions

For additional information, contact Dr. Dan Richards 610-987-8370 or kevand@berksiu.org

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