Notice on Changes in the Credit Request Process for March 2012


Effective March 1, 2012, the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program will ONLY accept and review EI Activity Credit Requests received from sponsoring organizations and submitted through our online process.

Sponsoring Organizations are those qualified entities that host training workshops and/or conferences for learning purposes. Sponsoring Organizations can be non-for-profit entities or for profit businesses.

The Training Program does understand that this significant change in process. To help with the transition into this new process, the Training Program is encouraging sponsoring agencies that have requested credit in the past to strongly consider use the EI Activity Credit Request online process for their future events. We ask that you contact the organizations that you are associated with and encourage them to submit for Illinois Early Intervention credit as well. The benefits are:

  • There are 6000+ early intervention professionals in Illinois. Offering early intervention credit will open their doors to a large number of clientele.
  • Events approved for early intervention credit are posted on the event calendar with sponsoring organizations choosing their desired post date.
  • is viewed by a large pool of providers in Illinois, nationally, and worldwide seeking professional development opportunities.
  • Unlike other state departments of professional regulations requiring discipline specific continuing education units towards licensure, there is no cost for IL Early Intervention credit hours.

We do ask that sponsoring organizations make their registration and attendance rosters available to Provider Connections, when needed, to corroborate early intervention credit for specific providers. Provider Connections also requires names of participants to be printed on their Certificates of Attendance.