Continuing Professional Education (CPE)


    Continuing Professional Education Fall Offerings from the AIU. Enrollment begins Sept. 1. Courses start as early as Oct. 5.


    Registration is now open for Fall Continuing Professional Education courses with start dates throughout October and November. Courses are offered in an asynchronous format through Canvas.

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    Great value! Each 3-credit CPE course also counts as 90 Act 48 credits—and fulfills requirements for Level II Certification and Master's Equivalency.


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  • Overview

    The AIU offers a wide variety of graduate-level credit courses to educators during three academic terms (fall, spring and summer) throughout the year.

    CPE course credits can be used to fulfill the requirements for obtaining Level II Certification, Master's Equivalency and Act 48. Each 3-credit CPE course counts as 90 Act 48 credits.

  • Highlights

    • Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

    • Facilitated by qualified instructors

    • Offered online in an asynchronous format through our Canvas learning management system
  • Subjects

    • Classroom Management
    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    • Education Technology
    • ESL Specialist Certification
    • General Education
    • Reading/Writing
    • Special Education
    • Wellness

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  • Frequently Asked Questions 

    Q. I don't live in Allegheny County. Am I allowed to enroll in AIU CPE courses?

    A. Yes, educators across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are welcome to enroll in AIU CPE courses. 

    Q. How many graduate credits will I earn per CPE course?

    A. Each AIU CPE course simultaneously counts as:

      • 3 credits toward the 24 Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)-approved credits required to be earned within the first six years of teaching as part of the Level II Certification process

      • 90 Act 48 hours toward the 180 hours required to be earned every five years  

      • Additionally, up to 18 AIU CPE credits (six 3-credit courses) can be applied toward a Master's Equivalency Certification

    Learn more about PDE credits and requirements:

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  • Need Transcripts?

    Official transcripts contain a complete record of all CPE courses completed through Allegheny Intermediate Unit.  Official transcripts can be electronically submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education upon request and payment of a $10 processing and handling fee.

    To have your official transcript sent electronically to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, please follow these instructions:

    • Download and save the, Transcript Request form.

    • Use your Acrobat Reader application to open the PDF Transcript Request form and fill it out.

    • Send the completed PDF file via email attachment to

    • Use the secure online payment button below to submit payment of your transcript fee. Payment may be made with either a MasterCard or VISA credit card.  AIU is unable to accept an American Express card for online payments.

    Online payments take 48 hours to process, after which your transcript request will be fulfilled and your transcript sent electronically to PDE. A copy of your transcript will be sent to your email address as indicated on the transcript request form.

    Questions? Contact Linda Muller.