Professional Development Education (PDE)


The Nevada Department of Education will now accept an official transcript downloaded from the CCSD Enterprise Learning Management System (ELMS) as documentation of professional development for license renewal. PDE participants can download a PDF copy of the ELMS transcript.


Out-of-district PDE participants who do not have access to ELMS can request a PDE-only transcript by emailing the PDE office at Include the participant’s full name, phone number, and Nevada educator license number in the email request. This transcript will only include successfully completed PDE classes.

(702) 799-1921

About Professional Development Education (PDE)

Professional Development Education is a Clark County School District staff development program which provides teachers and administrators with opportunities to grow professionally and to earn professional learning hours to be used for license renewal and/or salary advancement.


Course content is reviewed by content area experts and members of the PDE Advisory Committee.


Support staff personnel are also invited to attend classes appropriate to their areas of work and/or for professional growth.

How PDE Classes Can Be Used

License Renewal

Nevada educators are required to complete continuing education hours from an accredited post-secondary institution or from an approved continuing education provider to renew their Nevada license. CCSD Professional Development Education is an approved provider of classes. PDE classes taken after all provisions have been removed, can be used for license renewal. Specific questions regarding license renewal should be directed to the Nevada Department of Education.


Salary Advancement

PDE courses can be used to earn Contact Units (CU’s). One PDE credit provides 5 CU’s.


Out of District Educators

Educators who are not employed by the Clark County School District are welcome to take classes offered by PDE. It is the educator’s responsibility to check with their state/educational institution to verify the classes will be accepted.

PDE Registration

Available Classes

Interested participants can view the currently available PDE classes in ELMS. To find PDE classes in ELMS, click on the library icon to open the topic list.  Click on the dropdown arrow to the right of “CCSD” in the topic list.  Select “PDE Credit Classes” to view a list of available PDE classes.


Registration Information

Registration for PDE classes is available through the Professional Development registration system called ELMS. PDE classes are self-supporting; therefore, classes may be canceled if the minimum enrollment is not met. Participants will be notified of any cancellations due to low enrollment.


Participation Information

It is important that all PDE participants are aware of the class policies. Any questions regarding these class guidelines should be directed to the PDE office at 702-799-1921 or



The cost of the courses will vary but most one-credit courses are $75 for CCSD employees or $80 for out-of-district participants.


Payment Options

The PDE office accepts only Visa or MasterCard. We cannot accept personal checks or cash.


How to Register

CCSD Teachers and Staff

  • Register and Pay using a credit card on ELMS.
    Instructions for using ELMS are available at


Non-CCSD Teachers and Staff

  • Register and pay using a credit card on ELMS. Non-CCSD participants will need to request an account for the ELMS system. Please allow one business day for account creation after the request for an ELMS account has been submitted. Participants will be notified via email when the account is ready for use.




Canceling a Registration

Cancellations made more than 48-hours prior to the start of a class are eligible for a refund of the class cost minus a processing fee of $15 for CCSD participants or $20 for out-of-district participants. Cancellations made after this cut off are not eligible for a refund.


Cancel the class registration using ELMS. Refunds will be applied to the credit card used when paying for the class.