Approved Training Organizations

Becky Millard

Vermont’s Unified Training Criteria (effective 7/1/22) require that a training organization meets quality criteria, training documentation meets verification criteria, and training design meets content criteria.

Some training organizations automatically meet quality criteria and their trainings can count toward training hours in Vermont. These organizations include:

  1. IACET-accredited training organizations
  2. Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) or affiliated organizations
  3. Northern Lights-approved sponsors
  4. Agency of Education, Agency of Human Services, and Vermont public and independent schools

Any other training organizations need to be reviewed and approved by Northern Lights to ensure they meet the Unified Training Criteria. If you find a training organization that you believe meets the criteria but is not listed below, please contact Northern Lights for support.

If you are interested in becoming an approved training organization recognized in Vermont, please visit this link to submit your Request for Approval. If you are a Vermont-based organization and/or you regularly offer in-person or online real-time trainings to Vermont educators, you should consider becoming a Northern Lights-approved sponsor. Click here for more information about sponsors.

Approved Training Organizations

Northern Lights reviews training organizations to ensure they meet criteria then lists them on the Northern Lights website. See below for the list of training organizations currently approved in Vermont.

Please Note: Northern Lights is working on a searchable database listing approved training organizations. Until the database is complete, all approved training organizations are listed alphabetically below. This list is updated weekly.





  • McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership
    • Note: Please submit BOTH completion certificate and McCormick Center State Specific Information page when submitting documentation to Northern Lights at CCV for PD hours.
  • Professional Development Program (PDP) Early Childhood Education and Training Program
    • Trainings specific to NY, e.g., Introduction to the New York State Child Day Care Regulations do not meet Vermont professional development hours. Trainings on Medication Administration, Emergency Preparedness, and Mandated Reporter do not meet Vermont regulation requirements.
  • ProSolutions Training
  • Pyramid Model Consortium
    • Approved ePyramid Module courses: Infant Toddler ePyramid Model Package, Preschool ePyramid Model Package, Birth-Five ePyramid Model Package, Trauma-Informed Care & the Pyramid Model, Wellness: Taking Care of Yourself, Culturally Responsive Practices to Reduce Implicit Bias, Disproportionality, Suspension & Expulsion