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There are 4 categories of training displayed on your PDR.  Trainings are categorized by the quality assurance process they go through and whether or not attendance is verified.

Registry-Approved Trainings
  • The quality assurance process is known and attendance is verified.
  • Bring your Registry Member ID card to Registry-Approved trainings and sign in using your Member ID Number.
  • Attendance is verified when the trainer/agency submits the sign-in sheet to the Registry.
  • These trainings show up automatically on your PDR.
Registry-Verified Conferences
  • The quality assurance process is known and attendance is verified.
  • You attend the conference and receive a certificate with bar codes identifying which sessions you attended.
  • Attendance is verified when you submit a copy of your conference certificate (with barcodes for each session attended).
  • These sessions show up on your PDR soon after you submit a copy of your conference certificate.
Attendance-Verified Conferences and Trainings
  • Attendance is verified, but the quality assurance process is not known by the Registry.
  • This category currently includes conferences and trainings delivered by local Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs). 
  • Attendance is verified by the local CCR&R. 
  • These trainings show up automatically on your PDR.
Self-Reported Conferences and Trainings
  • The quality assurance process is not known by the Registry and attendance is not verified by the Registry.
  • Once you are a Registry Member you can self-report trainings and conferences to your PDR by logging in to the Dashboard on the Registry website. 
  • Even after you self-report these conferences and trainings, you must keep the certificates from these events to verify your attendance.



Your Registry Membership must be renewed yearly.  There are two ways to renew your Registry Membership.

If you have any questions on how to renew call us toll-free at (866) 697-8278.


If you do not have an online user account already, there are two ways to request one. Before choosing one of the options below, please add This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your email address book to ensure that you will receive the emails needed to activate your account.

  1. If you have filled out a paper Gateways to Opportunity Registry application and received a Registry Member ID card in the mail, click here to create an online user account.
  2. If you have never filled out a Gateways to Opportunity Registry application (online or paper), click here to request that an online user account be set up.

If you have any questions, please contact the INCCRRA Help Center by submitting a ticket, emailing, or calling (309) 557-1818 Monday – Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30pm. You can also call toll-free (866) 697-8278 (option 2).

With a free Gateways Registry Membership, your education, credentials, and all Registry trainings you have attended will be tracked in the Registry database. You can access this information at any time by viewing your Professional Development Record (PDR) online through a secure section of this website.

Joining the Gateways Registry is EASY!  You can either:

If you apply online it can take up to 2 business days (but during business hours, it is typically within 10 minutes) for your user account to be approved before you can complete your online application.  Once your application is complete you have access to i-learning and your Registry Portal immediately.

If you print and mail your application, within 30 days you will receive an email with login information to the Registry portal.

From the Registry portal you can print a membership ID card and view your PDR.  Check out a sample PDR.




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Training Completions

Online Trainings Completed from 7/1/17-6/30/18