Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

State Personnel Systems under IDEA

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.

  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

The 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     © 2012-2019 ECTA Center

  • UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute