Increasing Qualified Personnel to Work in the Field of Special Education


Welcome to the scholar section of the Personnel Development Program Data Collection System (PDPDCS) website. This section is designed for individuals who have received a scholarship from a Personnel Development Program grant awarded in 2005 and any year thereafter. This website provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions about service obligation regulations/requirements, and a portal to the Data Collection System (PDPDCS), a secure, online database to collect scholar contact, training and service obligation information for use in reporting Personnel Development Program performance measures and the tracking of service obligation fulfillment.

Scholars funded by a Personnel Development Program grant awarded in 2005 and any year thereafter are required annually to update their contact and employment information in PDPDCS. After a grantee and scholar complete and sign a Pre-Scholarship Agreement, the grantee creates a record for this scholar in the PDPDCS, uploads the Pre-Scholarship Agreement, and the scholar receives an email with instructions on how to access the system. When the scholar exists or completes the program, the grantee and scholar complete an Exit Certification, which the grantee uploads to the PDPDCS. Scholars must login to PDPDCS at least annually and verify the contact and service obligation information entered by the grantee and enter employment records for positions that fulfill their service obligation. PDPDCS will send a follow up email to employers for verification. Scholars may begin to fulfill their service obligation through eligible employment while still enrolled in the preparation program after they have completed one academic year of training. To log-in to the PDPDCS, please click here.