If you are having difficulties logging in to your account, please submit a help ticket
for assistance. Registered Trainers, do NOT sign up or pay for another account.
The Texas Trainer Registry offers many tools and resources for early childhood trainers in Texas. Several new tools have been added to the system recently that you may not be utilizing. View our new video resources to learn about the new tools and how you can utilize these resources to enhance your training business and the experiences of your training attendees: Making the Most of Your Non-Registered Trainer Account
and Making the Most of Your Registered Trainer Account
. (Please note that these videos were recorded before we consolidated accounts, so the initial account set-up steps are out of date. Your first step is to create a TECPDS account.)
No. TECPDS is a voluntary system and participation is not required in order to provide training in Texas. However, according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) – Child Care Licensing Division, in order to provide training to a person who works in the child care industry, a trainer must meet specific requirements (see Minimum Standards
for additional information). In order to provide training to public school teachers, trainers must become approved by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). To find out how to become a CPE provider, visit the TEA website
The educational qualifications vary depending on the Core Competency Area
in which the trainer wishes to become approved, however all trainers must possess at least 3 years of experience working with young children or in their area of training, and must have completed a course or 15 hours of training in adult learning. To find out more about the qualifications, watch the Orientation Presentation available on the Texas Trainer Registry page
The first step in the application process is to watch our Orientation Presentation which details the qualifications and application steps. Once you’ve watched the orientation, you can continue to the online application form. The presentation and application form can be accessed by visiting the Texas Trainer Registry page
Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. Depending on the influx of applications, the processing time can take approximately 3-6 weeks.
Once placed on the Texas Trainer Registry
, approved trainers will be active for three years, at which point they will need to renew in order remain active for another three years. Every 3 years Trainers need to renew their TECPDS account in order to remain active on the Texas Trainer Registry. The renewal process consists of completing the Texas Trainer Registry Renewal Form, signing a Trainer Agreement, and submitting a $45.00 processing fee. Application renewal becomes active 3 months before your renewal deadline, and will remain active up to 3 months after the deadline. Failure to complete the renewal process within this timeframe will result in the deactivation of your account. Should your account be deactivated, you will no longer be able to log in to the system, and your name, contact information and training proposals will no longer be visible through the Trainer/Training Search tool. To check if your renewal deadline is approaching, please review the summary box on your Dashboard page.
In order to complete the Renewal process, you must have access to the following:
- Information about the trainings that you have conducted in the last 3 years (please note that for the renewal to be approved, all trainers must present at least 36 hours of training in the 3-year period)
- Information & documentation about the trainings that you have attended in the last 3 years (please note that for the renewal to be approved, all trainers must have attended at least 20 hours of training – 12 in the Core Competency Areas for Practitioners or Administrators and 8 in the Core Competency Areas for Trainers)
- Information & documentation about any educational achievements completed in the last 3 years
- Debit or Credit Card with which to pay the $45.00 Processing Fee
Submit a help ticket for additional information.
Trainers become approved in the Core Competency Area
in which they have submitted a training proposal. If a trainer would like to become approved in multiple Core Competency Areas, they would need to submit a training proposal for each area. However, all proposals are subject to approval based on the trainer’s qualifications.
Our office keeps pending files for one year. If an application is deferred due to not meeting the qualifications or not being complete, the applicant has one year to provide us with the information or documentation needed in order to approve their application. Once the year is up, their information is securely discarded and the applicant would have to reapply if still interested. We highly recommend creating a Non-Registered Trainer
account (available at no cost) while you update your application materials.
Trainers listed on the Texas Trainer Registry
have been labeled “quality trainers” due to the qualifications they must possess in order to be placed on this list. In addition to this label, they become part of a network of trainers and receive from our office, ongoing resources and tools about presenter opportunities, training tools, and other resources that are relevant to trainers. Trainers are invited to participate in networking events, providing opportunities to meet and greet other trainers around the state, and receive opportunities to partner with community stakeholders in order to provide quality training. Lastly, trainers view the Texas Trainer Registry as a way to validate their hard work and qualifications and also as a marketing tool where potential clients can find them.
TECPDS is currently piloting a new process that will allow training organizations to enter into a formal agreement providing that all trainings conducted by approved trainers will be accepted and validated. Once an agreement is in place, TECPDS will automatically accept and validate records for any professionals who attend trainings by these organizations. Training organizations will be required to sign a formal memorandum of agreement with TECPDS, as well as provide a completed and signed trainer attestation for each trainer at the organization. We will provide additional information about this opportunity soon.