Professional Learning Alternatives (PLA)

Online Professional Learning Opportunities

BEESS Portal to Professional Learning Alternatives (PLA) offers a variety of online professional learning opportunities through Facilitated and Independent Study courses. Facilitated online PLA courses are offered locally and statewide. BEESS Portal/PLA website

Local offerings are available for registration through eLearning. 

Statewide offerings registration is completed through their registration system.  Please contact your local PLA Coordinator for more information on processing in-service points for these offerings. 

Independent Study online PLA courses are available year-round. The courses are located on the BEESS Portal/PLA website  All course content is located on this site. In-service points are processed through eLearning. After completing all items in the course, items must be completed in eLearning to process the points.

PLA Independent Study Courses that meet ESE 1108 requirements Link to the current flyer

For more information on any of these PLA offerings, please contact your local PLA Coordinator, Julie Drewes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PLA COURSES: If you need to renew your certificate by June 30, 2024, and plan on taking a PLA course to fulfill the 20 point ESE renewal requirement, you must complete the course, enroll in eLearning, upload your signed verification form and certificate of completion AND be marked complete in eLearning no later than May 31, 2024, to ensure your points are processed in time for you to renew by June 30, 2024.