Professional Development
For special education teachers and service providers

Beginning Fall 2018, mandatory DRDP (2015) training will be delivered by the Desired Results Access Project to all special education teachers and service providers. Participants have two ways to complete training:

  1. In-person session: A half-day training session held in each of the 11 California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) regions. OR
  2. Online course: A self-paced course consisting of seven brief modules will be offered in the Learning Center.

Demonstration of Rating Skills Exercise:
After completing either training option, all participants must complete an online Demonstration of Rating Skills Exercise in the Learning Center to receive a Certificate of Training Completion.

Sign up for an account on our Learning Center to access free professional development activities that support you in the use of the DRDP (2015)

Beginning in August 2018, the requirement for training special educators to use the DRDP (2015) will follow a new procedure. The train-the-trainer model is being discontinued in order to improve the fidelity of training for special educators and to improve the reliability of DRDP (2015) ratings during administration. This document is a schedule of training sessions offered this fall for special educators who wish to complete the training requirement at an in-person training session. Registration opens August 1, 2018 through the Learning Center at

From this page you can download all materials needed to conduct a training session for early intervention or preschool special education staff.

From this page you can download all materials needed to conduct a workshop for home visitors and others to understand and start using this process and supplements "Using the DRDP (2015) for Special Education."

An at-a-glance reference that outlines the steps for using the Desired Results Access Project’s Learning Center to access training including how to create an account, register for a course, and navigate your dashboard.

For more information

If you are a general education preschool teacher, Early Head Start, or Head Start teacher, please visit the Desired Results for Children and Families website, for information about training to use the DRDP (2015):

The Desired Results Access Project supports California’s early childhood special education community to understand, use, and benefit from the DRDP (2015). We value collaborative, strengths-based, and evidence-based approaches to professional development. We strive to provide high quality, responsive, and useful assistance to the field. Our values align to the California Training and Technical Assistance Collaborative’s (TTAC) Core Messages. TTAC is an interagency partnership dedicated to delivering quality personnel development activities for those who serve children birth-5 with disabilities and other special needs and their families. We believe that professional development activities, when guided by these Core Messages, promote positive outcomes for young children and their families.