Anyone who works with children birth to age 8 can register for an account with the Texas Workforce Registry, regardless of their role or the sector in which they work. A Practitioner account can help you keep track of your professional development, through creating and updating your professional development profile, view your professional development report, and link to your center/facility of employment. This guide will help you set up your free Practitioner account on the TECPDS website.
Open the tecpds.org/wp/ and locate the “sign up” button.
On the signup page, select “Workforce Account” button.
Next, on the Texas Workforce Registry Account Setup, select the “Create Your Practitioner Account” button.
For the next step, you will need to have a Google email account. If you do not have a Google email account, you will have to create one first before this step, or follow step 6-14 if you have another email you would like to use. When you have your Google email account ready, input your Google email address in the field required and click “Next”.
If you already have a Google email account and are able to log in with it, skip to step 14. If you would like to proceed with your personal email, continue to step 6.
If you do not have a Google email account and you do not want to use Gmail because you have another email you would like to use, you will have the option to use your own email by selecting “Create Account”.
Fill out the information as required. You will need to confirm the email later. Click “Next” after you are done filling out the form.
Next, you will need to verify your email address. Open the email account you put in to get the verification code from Google. Input the code in the space provided and click “Verify”.
Next, you input your phone number, birthday, and gender. The phone number will be used for verification for the next step. After all the information is complete, click “Next”.
Next, you will be asked to send a verification code to your phone with the number you provided. Click “Send”.
A verification code starting with a “G-_____” will be texted to your phone. Input the verification code, then click “Verify”.
Next, you will have the option to add the phone number to your account for future use. You can choose to opt-in by clicking on “Yes, I’m in”, or you can skip this step by clicking on “Skip”.
13. Next, you will be taken to the page for Privacy and Terms agreement. After you finish reading, click “I agree”. This will take you to the Texas Workforce Registry page for you to continue with your account creation.
On the Texas Workforce Registry page and under the type of account, select the “Practitioner/Teacher” option.
Next, on the same Texas Workforce Registry page, fill out the required information. Fields with a * next to it are required. After the form is done, click “Submit for Free Account”.
Now you have successfully created a Practitioner account with TECPDS. On the Dashboard you will find your Practitioner ID number, as well as three options for “My Practitioner Account”, “Find My Career Lattice”, and “Individual Professional Development Report”.
This document was last modified on: April 22, 2020