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Professional Development Agencies

The Authorized Entity (AE) application process was created to provide organizations with an efficient, effective outlet for submitting and scheduling their trainings. Entities that deliver professional development training relevant to those serving children and families may apply to become a “Gateways Registry Authorized Entity”. This designation provides an option for the trainings offered by the entity to be submitted as Registry-approved trainings. The process validates that the entity’s trainer and training selection process meets the criteria established by the Registry.

If your organization offers professional development, has policies and procedures in place for selecting trainers and trainings, and your trainings have learning objectives and methods to assess those objectives, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an Authorized Entity Application.

Authorized Entity Resources

Registry Members

As a Registry member, it is important to recognize that trainings offered by Authorized Entities are Registry-approved and will therefore show up on your Professional Development Record in Section 3. It is possible that not every training offered by an Authorized Entity will be Registry-approved. The trainings that are approved will have an attendance sheet for Registry members to sign. For ease, you may add your Registry Member ID # if you have it available.

Authorized Entities List

Authorized Entity Presentation

Authorized Entity FAQ

Authorized Entity Policy and Procedure

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