The purpose of the online application system is to allow professional study providers
to access, complete and submit the Instructional Leadership Professional Study Application
(ILPSA) to the ACLD. Professional study providers are encouraged to submit the professional
study application at least two months prior to the date of initial implementation,
giving the ACLD adequate time to review. As a result, professional study providers
will have appropriate time to respond to ACLD recommendations, as needed. The ACLD
no longer reviews applications for approval retroactively. Professional studies
implemented prior to ACLD approval, may be considered by the local superintendent,
at his or her discretion, for a locally approved Professional Learning Unit (PLU).
The ACLD does not review graduate courses, regardless of delivery format, university
or college affiliation, or included in a professional study for PLU credit.
The ACLD and the Alabama State Department of Education (SDE) do not endorse any
groups, organizations, associations, agencies, individuals, private providers, vendors,
and/or any other entities that submit professional study applications for ACLD approval
to earn PLU status. ACLD approval is strictly for the content and delivery of the
professional study provided through the application process.