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Early Childhood Education and Training Program

Become an approved EIP trainer

Step 1

In order to be eligible to participate with EIP, you must be one of the following trainer types:

  • Professional Development Specialist (Early Childhood, School-Age or Both)
  • Verified Trainer
  • Content Specialist
  • NYS Training and Technical Assistance Professional Coach (T-TAP Coach)
  • Verified Coach
  • Higher Education Faculty
  • EIP approved Subject Matter Expert or Nationally Recognized Expert

Note: If you are a Nationally Recognized Expert or a Subject Matter Expert/Consultant, Please contact EIP directly at or (800) 295-9616.

Step 2

Create an account in Aspire:
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Step 3

After you have received approval from Aspire and are listed as an approved trainer type, you can complete the following forms for EIP:

  • Training Organization Agreement
  • Contact and Information form
  • W-9 – as individual or business tax ID

You can send completed forms to EIP by:

  • e-Mail:
  • Mail: Professional Development Program
    4 Tower Place, 4th Floor
    Albany, NY 12203

Step 4

When the completed forms are received by EIP, we will assign you a user name for the PDP Training Portal. You will receive an email to activate your account on the portal. Watch the webinar located under the Resources tab in the Portal and review the Event Approval Guide for Training Organizations.

Step 5

You will need to submit your course(s) for approval. Depending upon the subject you teach, you may also need to upload the course syllabus for approval.

Step 6

Once the course is approved you schedule the trainings on the ECETP training calendar. Participants can then register for them and apply for EIP funding.