CLI Engage users with a Teacher, Principal, or Specialist account have an opportunity to create a free TECPDS account through an easy opt-in. The first time these users login to CLI Engage, they will see a pop-up opt-in box inviting them to create a free account in the Texas Workforce Registry, part of the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System.
We hope users will take this opportunity to create an account and add information about their education, work experience, and professional development history. Inputting basic information only takes a few minutes time.
At any time, users can visit TECPDS to create a free account.
A TECPDS account in the Texas Workforce Registry provides users with a centralized, confidential, electronic storage system for professional development and employment records. Based on the information added to the registry, teachers (practitioners) can assess their professional development needs and create a plan for meeting these needs. Administrators can use the Texas Workforce Registry for running reports on the professional development being obtained by their staff, and can submit job openings for posting on the website’s job board. Additional details and records can be added into the account at any time to create a complete personal professional history. All professional development certificates earned on CLI Engage automatically transfer to a user’s TECPDS account, if both accounts are set-up.
At the first time logging into CLI Engage, a pop-up message will appear, inviting you to opt-in for an account on the Texas Workforce Registry. look for this message:
If you are interested in creating a free TECPDS account in the Texas Workforce Registry, complete the fields and click “Save changes.” All eligible users will be able to opt-in for a free account.
Not interested? Click the “Close” button to clear the message and continue to the CLI Engage dashboard. If you accidentally cleared the message, scroll down to step 5.
If you are eligible to create a free TECPDS account in the Texas Workforce Registry, you will see a second message:
Select “Yes” and then “Save changes” to continue to TECPDS.
Next, you will be taken to the Texas Workforce Registry to complete the quick account set-up. It only takes a few minutes.
After setting up your account, we recommend starting to upload your education, credentials, work history, and professional development into your new account.
For more information about entering your information, view the orientation video!
All professional development earned on CLI Engage will automatically transfer into your TECPDS account. Some information from your CLI Engage user profile will also transfer into your account, saving time when entering your information.
If you accidentally opted out of the Texas Workforce Registry and would still like to create your free account, visit your profile:
Then, look for the TECPDS Status field under “Basic Information.” Click the “Opt-In” link to continue, and follow steps 1-4.
Questions? Submit a help ticket!
This document was last modified on: May 21, 2020