PDS Recognition: You may apply for recognition when you complete 20 or more hours of professional development during your PDS Registry Cycle.* Professional development hours includes any combination of IdahoSTARS approved training, targeted technical assistance, or college credits related to Early Childhood Education (ECE).
You can track your progress on your RISE dashboard’s PDS Anniversary Training bar and view all your professional development activities on your Professional Development Record (PDRecord). When the PDS Anniversary Training bar on your dashboard is blue and states “0 hrs Remaining,” apply for recognition by going to “Scholarships and Awards” and choosing “PDS Registry Recognition.” Please note: Your pediatric first aid, pediatric CPR, child care worker license (if applicable in your city) and W-9 must be uploaded and approved before you can apply.
Professionals may apply for recognition once during their PDS Registry Cycle. The recognition amount is based on your level on the IdahoSTARS Early Childhood Care and Education Pathway.
*PDS Registry Cycle: Locate your PDS anniversary date by going to “My Profile” in RISE. The cycle starts on the first day of your PDS anniversary MONTH and ends on the last day of the month prior to your anniversary month. All professional development must be complete within the cycle. The deadline to apply for your PDS Recognition is the last day of your anniversary month.
- PDS anniversary date: July 15
- PDS anniversary month: July
- Cycle: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019
- Deadline to complete Professional Development: June 30, 2020
- Deadline to apply for PDS Recognition: July 31, 2020
- Next cycle begins: July 1, 2020