Act 48 Online Credit Reporting
Welcome to Penn State’s Act 48 Online Credit Reporting

This reporting site is ONLY for courses taken for academic CREDIT. Act 48 hours earned by completing a Penn State pre-approved NON-CREDIT program will be reported by the Penn State Office of Professional and Community Education.


The process for submitting your credits for Act 48 credit is as follows:

  • Fill out the following request form. The educator must initiate the Act 48 reporting request by completing this online form and identifying the courses to report.
  • If you are currently enrolled, you must wait until the course is graded to report it.

  • All credits are verified through the Office of the University Registrar. After verification, credits will be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Requested course work may take several business days to appear on PDE’s website at :https://www.perms.ed.state.pa.us/Screens/wfPublicAccess.aspx



Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)






Student Information Section
PDE Professional Personnel ID (PPID)*(You can go to https://www.perms.ed.state.pa.us/Screens/wfPublicAccess.aspx to obtain your PPID)
PDE Professional Personnel ID (PPID)*
(You can go to https://www.perms.ed.state.pa.us/Screens/wfPublicAccess.aspx to obtain your PPID)
PSU ID*
PSU ID*
First Name*
First Name*
Last Name*
Last Name*
Middle Initial*(Please leave blank if you have no middle initial)
Middle Initial*
(Please leave blank if you have no middle initial)
Email*i.e., John.Smith@example.com
Email*

i.e., John.Smith@example.com

Street Address 1*
Street Address 1*
Street Address 2
Street Address 2
City*
City*
State*
State*
Zip Code*
Zip Code*
Course Information Section
 
Statement of Affirmation and Authorization to Report

 

 

I affirm that the above information I have provided to Penn State for Act 48 credit is true and accurate. Furthermore, I give Penn State permission to submit any and all information contained on this form to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for entry into their Act 48 database.
I affirm that the above information I have provided to Penn State for Act 48 credit is true and accurate. Furthermore, I give Penn State permission to submit any and all information contained on this form to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for entry into their Act 48 database.

Disclaimers and Additional Information

Eligibility

Only courses in which the educator received a quality letter grade (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, or C) are eligible. Courses with grades of D (Poor/Failure), F (Failure), Audit (AU), R (Research), Credit by Examination (CRX), No Grade (NG), W (Withdrawl), and etc. are not eligible. See:  http://www.registrar.psu.edu/grades/grading_system.cfm for more information about the University’s Grading System.

Courses completed prior to January 2000 are not eligible. Also, course start and/or end dates outside an educator’s Continuing Education Period (CEP) start and/or end dates cannot be reported. Your CEP start/end dates are shown when your enter your PPID at:  https://www.perms.ed.state.pa.us/Screens/wfPublicAccess.aspx

Applicability

Courses submitted must be associated with your professional development and that approval of credits for Act 48 and is at the discretion of an educator’s school district and/or the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). If you have any questions about what pertains to professional development, please contact your school district and/or the PDE at: http://www.education.pa.gov/Teachers%20-%20Administrators/Act%2048%20and%20PERMS/Pages/default.aspx#tab-1

Act 48 versus Level II Certification

By submitting these credits/hours does not mean you are submitting for Level II Certification. Please contact your School District or the PDE for instructions on how to apply for this certification.

 

How do I know when my Act 48 credits/hours have been reported?

Students may check on the PDE website: https://www.perms.ed.state.pa.us/Screens/wfPublicAccess.aspx to confirm that their credit(s) have been reported. All coursework must be verified and therefore it may take several business days for coursework to be listed.

 

Fee

Penn State does not charge for reporting this information to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).


Contact

If you have any additional questions about Penn State credit course work for Act 48, please send an email inquiry to mus6@psu.edu