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June Professional Development Reminder – May Effect SUTQ Rating


All Administrators, Lead Teachers, and Assistant Teachers at Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) rated programs must obtain their Professional Development (PD) certificate by the end of the current biennium, June 30, 2019. Individuals with other roles in the program must be listed as an administrator, lead teacher, or teacher assistant in the Ohio Professional Registry to obtain the PD certificate.
If the PD certificate is not obtained by June 30, 2019, the program’s SUTQ rating may be reduced to zero pursuant to rule 5101:2-17-01 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).
Program administrators can view the progress of their professionals toward obtaining the PD certificate in the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR).

 If you have questions regarding the OPR or the calculation of PD hours in the OPR, please contact or 614-396-5959 (toll free at 877-547-6978).
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