What does the Formal Approved approval process entail? All currently approved educators and organizations on the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry (OPDR) providing training to child care staff (i.e. Headstart, Early Care and Education Professional Organizations, For Profit and Non-Profit Child Care Program in-house training programs, State Agencies, Resource and Referral Agencies, etc.) that are wishing to provide training to providers that is at least two hours in length on a specific topic area, will submit their trainings for approval. Once approved, CECPD will provide an Event ID number to be placed on the training organization's certificate.
For institutions such as higher education and career technology that are providing non-credit bearing training to child care providers, these entities must be aware that "Formal Approved" can only be denoted on the training certificate generated by the institution if the training has been approved as Formal training by the OPDR.