This guide explores how you may begin to add your education documents, as well as any credentials that you may have earned over the course of your career.
After setting up your accounts, we recommend that you pull together the documents you would like to upload, such as education, credentials, work history, and professional development. (All professional development earned on CLI Engage will automatically transfer into the Texas Workforce Registry account.)
Enter the highest level of education achieved at the top of the screen.
Each educational record, credential, or certification will need to be accompanied by its supporting documentation, so make sure you have electronic copies of all transcripts and certificates for each record you wish to add to this page. If you don’t have the documents at hand, you may upload a blank document to complete the entry. (You will not be able to complete an entry without a supporting document.)
We recommend starting with Education and entering your highest level of education. You have the ability to get a career pathway-level report. (This report lets you know where you currently fall on the career pathway and provides feedback on how they can move forward on the pathway.) By completing the sections fully, you can be provided with the most accurate level.
For more information on the career pathway for Early Childhood professionals in Texas, go to Texas ECE Career Pathway.
If a degree is not yet complete, you can still add it, but do not put a completed date. You also have the option to add a list of courses you have completed for this pending degree. These go into the Coursework in Early Childhood/Child Development section.
(Please note that there is a checkbox to identify that the course taken was early childhood related. You will also be asked to select a Core Competency Area. For more information about the Texas Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners and Administrators trainings go to the home page of TECPDS.org, select Resources, and go to the Texas Core Competencies. You can access a pdf. document or go to an online training course. The link to the course will take them to CLI Engage, where they can take the online training modules for Practitioners or Administrators and receive clock hour credit. If the user signs into CLI Engage with the same account as they use for their Workforce Registry account, the completed online trainings will move into their account.)
The Credentials/Certifications section is for you to identify those early childhood certifications or credentials that you have earned. You may start typing the name of the credential into the text box, and a drop-down menu will provide a list of possible credentials. If the credential or certificate name does not appear, you may type the full name into this box.
This document was last modified on: March 18, 2021