The purpose of the Professional Development Recognition System is to allow interested parent educators and other professionals who work with families to enter the field of parent education from varying educational backgrounds and experiences, as well as to provide an avenue for professional development and mobility.


The benefits of the Recognition System include:

  • membership in the Texas Association of Parent Educators (an organization of professional parent educators with local networks throughout Texas)
  • the opportunity to enroll in the ROPER database
  • free publications
  • access to the Center for Parent Education’s mailing list
  • reduced and free registration for CPE training event


  • Parent Educators, other professionals, peer mentors, and volunteers who work directly with families and develop materials or coordinate programs for families.
  • Professionals who teach others to work with parents, develop curriculum or other materials, or conduct parent education research or evaluation.

Interested? Learn how to apply!