How to Request Act 48 Credit
Click on the link: "Penn State's Act 48 Online Credit Reporting form" and complete the form.
For more information, contact:
Penn State Continuing and Professional Education
(CPE/Act 48 Administration)
Act 45 Credit Rollover
On July 13, 2016, the General Assembly enacted changes to the continuing education provisions of section 1205.2 of the Public School Code, 24 P.S. § 12-1205.2. Section 1205.2 was amended to include subsection (n.2), which permits a professional educator to carry forward into the next compliance period up to 50 hours of continuing professional education credits obtained during the final two years of the educator’s compliance period that are in excess of the required 180 credit hours for the current compliance period. The provisions of section 1205.2(n.2) are applicable to both Act 48 continuing education credit hours and Act 45 PIL credit hours required for school and system leaders. Any professional educator or school or system leader who had an open compliance period on or after July 13, 2016, and has allowable carry over credit hours in accordance with section 1205.2(n.2) may have up to 50 excess credit hours applied to the succeeding compliance period. Section 1205.2(n.2) is not retroactive to any compliance period that closed prior to July 13, 2016. Changes to PERMS will be made to implement the attribution of any excess credit hours for educators who have allowable carry over credit hours. The Department expects to implement this function in the fall of 2016. Educators should be able to view any allowable carry over credits in their PERMS record on or after January 1, 2017.