Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE)
Many of the professional learning workshops and trainings sponsored by the Office of School Wellness Programs are considered acceptable New York State Education Department Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). Each course description in this catalog includes the number of CTLE credit hours that you will earn by attending an eligible training in full.
Certificates of completion
Educators who participate in Office of School Wellness Programs CTLE-eligible professional learning opportunities will be able to receive a certificate of completion for each activity.
Due to the extensive amount of information that must be collected and maintained for record keeping, you will not receive your certificate of completion on the day of individual workshop trainings. (Participants in full-day Office of School Wellness Programs professional learning conferences will continue to receive certificates immediately upon completing a short feedback survey.) Instead, you will soon be able to log in to the Office of School Wellness Programs central database, enter your personal information, and save and print your own certificate for completed workshops going back to July 1, 2016. More information on the database, which is currently in production, will be posted here and announced in the School Wellness Weekly newsletter.
New York State regulations and more information
For more information on CTLE, review the New York State Education Department web site, which explains that each CTLE certificate holder is responsible for maintaining an Individual CTLE Recordkeeping Form. You can use the certificate of completion form described above as supporting documentation for the Individual Form. Per the instructions on the form, participants do not need to submit any documentation to the State unless specifically requested to do so.
The Office of School Wellness Programs will follow New York State’s recordkeeping and certifying regulations to ensure that records of CTLE activities are maintained for eight years, as required by law.