Course Completion Documentation Options 


The Professional Development Institute offers several options to document completion of your online course. Basic information is provided below. For more detailed information on each option, click the appropriate links. If you have questions about which option is best for you, please contact the PDI Registrar, Sydney Pham, at sydney@webteaching.com. Note that you should be sure to check with your district or state as to whether or not you are required to provide an official university transcript in order to receive proper credit for your course.

Post-Baccalaureate (Graduate) Credit from UC San Diego Extension

Choose this option if your district/state requires that you present an official university transcript to document course completion. The University of California San Diego (UCSD) Extension, in association with the Professional Development Institute, offers post-baccalaureate (graduate) credit for all PDI online courses. UC San Diego is part of the University of California system and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Click here to review the impressive Campus Profile. UCSD Extension credits are generally used for salary advancement and/or credential renewal. All PDI courses are worth 3 ⅓ semester units of credit (equivalent to 5 quarter units or 50 hours of training). Register for a PDI flex course including graduate-level credit from UCSD for as low as $304 with the 20% discount (regularly $379)! Register for a semester course including graduate-level credit from UCSD for as low as $344 with the 20% discount (regularly $429)! If you pay for university credit, you will receive an official university transcript with a letter grade upon course completion. Click here for more information about UCSD credit.

Official PDI Grade Report

Not all teachers are required to have a university transcript to document course completion. So, PDI offers the option of obtaining an official PDI grade report. Fees for an official PDI grade report are $18 per report. Click here for more information about PDI's official grade report.

PDI Official Grade Report with Addendum Letter

This option includes the PDI Official Grade Report along with an accompanying letter to serve as confirmation for participants who have requested and paid for university credit but need documentation in the interim while transcripts are in progress. The cost is $22. The addendum letter is attached to the PDI grade report and includes notification that the course has been completed along with confirmation that transcripts are “in progress.” For participants who have requested and paid for university credit, this is a helpful document to have while waiting for transcripts.

Certificate Request for NYSED CTLE Hours (Sponsor #23352)

Upon completion of a PDI course, you need to complete an electronic form request that PDI will use to confirm your CTLE Certificate. You must complete all course requirements and receive a final grade before submitting this form to PDI. You must submit a separate form for each course you complete. Certificates will only be issued to those participants who have successfully completed all course requirements and received a final grade. After successful completion of your course, the CTLE Certificate will be signed by PDI's Certifying Officer and e-mailed to the address provided in your request. Please allow three business days to receive your completed certificate. Please note that one-unit/15 hour courses are not eligible for CTLE hours. If you have any questions about the CTLE hours or certificate, please contact Caryn Chavez at caryn@webteaching.com. Click here to access the electronic form request.

Obtaining Additional Official Transcripts

Please CAREFULLY choose the correct option. If you are not sure which university to request your additional transcript from, please contact the PDI Registrar, Sydney Pham, at sydney@webteaching.com.

  • If you enrolled in a course AFTER November 1, 2012 and obtained graduate credit from University of California San Diego Extension (UCSD) and need an additional transcript, please click here.
  • If you enrolled in a course PRIOR to November 1, 2012 and have previously obtained graduate extension credit from University of San Diego (USD) and need an additional transcript, please click here.
  • If you have previously obtained credit from Chapman University and need an additional transcript, please click here.

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