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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 believe you qualify as 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

Once you are listed in Aspire as an approved trainer type, please thoroughly read and 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, you will be asked to set up a virtual meeting with the EIP Supervisor and/or the EIP Compliance Specialist to review EIP policies, procedures, and best practices.

After the meeting has been completed, your documentation will be processed, and EIP will assign you a username for the PDP Training Portal. You will receive an email to activate your account on the Training Portal.

Step 5

Review the Event Approval Guide for Training Organizations, located under the Docs tab in the Training Portal. You can use this guide to submit your course(s) for approval. Depending upon the subject you teach, you will also need to upload the course syllabus for approval.

Step 6

Once the course has been reviewed and approved, you can schedule your trainings in the Training Portal. Scheduled events will be available on the ECETP training calendar. Participants can then register directly with your organization and apply for EIP funding.