Are you a parent educator, peer mentor, or volunteer who works with families to develop educational materials? Are you a professional who teaches others to work with parents, develop curriculum, or conduct parent education research? Then participation in the CPE Parent Education Professional Development Recognition System is for you!

Our Process

Step 1: Look at our Recognition Criteria and evaluate which step best fits your professional development: Parent Educator 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Step 2: Fill out your Parent Education Professional Development Education Worksheet.

Step 3: Complete the online Parent Education Professional Development Recognition application for the level that best fits your professional development, and attach your completed worksheet. The core criteria we're looking for are experience in parent education and/or family support, and Core Knowledge we've identified as most important for parent educators. All professionals who work with families should have knowledge in each area.

Step 4: After the application has been processed, TAPE will verify the information. We'll send you a notification of the status of your recognition criteria, and request the following:

  • a high school diploma, GED or college transcripts
  • a copy of your resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • $20 processing fee (payable to the UNT Center for Parent Education)

Verifying documentation and processing fee may be mailed to:

UNT - Center for Parent Education
1155 Union Circle #311335
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Once we receive your documentation your application will be complete!