State Personnel Systems under the IDEA:
Comprehensive Systems of Personnel Development

Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD)

CSPD is a requirement of Part C of the IDEA and includes the training of paraprofessionals and primary referral sources. CSPD includes implementing strategies and activities for recruitment and retention of early education service providers and promoting the preparation of early intervention providers who are fully and appropriately qualified including training personnel to coordinate transition services for infants and toddlers.

  • recruitment and retention of personnel
  • maintenance of data on personnel and professional development
  • professional standards and certification
  • alternative training models
  • adequate supply of personnel
  • personnel preparation and continuing education

Part C CSPD Contacts for the states and territories.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email:

ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P170001 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

Project Officer: Julia Martin Eile

  • FPG Child Development Institute
  • IDEAs that Work