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Online Learning

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Available through the CEC Learning Library, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) offers a variety of online learning options to help you improve your practice.

Choose from online events that air live or on-demand events that let you learn on your own schedule. Whether you’re looking for personal learning opportunities, creating someone else’s professional development plan, or planning for an all-staff in-service, there’s something for you.


CEC’s On-Demand Course Collections

Get the most for your money!

CEC’s on-demand course collections provide quality professional development in a focused and flexible learning option where you can enhance your practices and knowledge on a targeted topic or theme.

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Presenter Interest Form

Are you interested in presenting for CEC's professional development programs, webinars, eLearning courses or contract trainings? Tell us about yourself and your areas of expertise using this form and you will be included in our directory for potential presentation opportunities!

Presenter Interest Form

If you are interested in presenting a session, workshop or keynote at the CEC Annual Convention & Expo, you can learn more about when the Call for Proposals will open here

Browse CEC's Learning Library

On-demand online learning and webinars to watch when you want, where you want. Get started with this helpful video.

HLPs for Administrators: CEC Webinar Mini-Series

This series includes TWO live webinars with HLP expert Dr. Michael Kennedy, discussing social/behavioral HLPs and leadership decisions for teams and families.

On-Demand Course Collections

CEC’s specially curated on-demand course collections are quality professional development (PD) that provide focused, flexible learning options.

Supporting Paraeducators

In this fully online, on-demand program designed for special education teachers, special education administrators, and building/district administrators, you’ll get evergreen strategies to help enhance the support provided to the paraeducators you work with. 

Partnership Webinars

View complimentary webinars produced in collaboration with partners like the National Center for Special Education, the CEEDAR Center, and AOTA.

Effective and High-Leverage Practices for Paraeducators

In this FREE on-demand, eLearning program designed for paraeducators, you will be introduced to four areas of high-leverage practice: Collaboration, Assessment, Social/Emotional/Behavioral, and Instruction.

Upcoming Online Events

Live virtual events hosted by CEC, based on the topics you request most.

Online Learning FAQs

The CEC Learning Library is your personal online professional development center. You can access all of CEC’s online professional development offerings through this system, including live and recorded webinars and online programs, by logging in with your CEC account.


Manage your own learning history, get professional development hour (PDH) certificates, register for courses, purchase recordings, and more.


CEC members receive access to special content through the system, including CEC Quick Takes and members-only webinars. Premier and Full members have access to additional content, including the full library of recorded webinars.


Check out this video for an overview of the system.

Starting Summer 2020, you can earn PDH credits for attending live webinars, and for any recorded webinars you watch through CEC's Learning Library. Each webinar, course, or program listing tells you how many PDHs you can earn for that item.


You can print your PDH certificates for any item you’ve completed through the “My History” tab. PDHs are only available for the individual who registered for the webinar, course, or program.

As many people can watch a webinar in the same location as you’d like. Only the registrant for the webinar can access the link to the live webinar or the recording, and only that registrant is eligible to receive professional development hours (PDHs) for completing the webinar.

All registrations for online learning can be done through CEC’s Learning Library. All the items available for purchase or registration can be found in the “Catalog” tab.


CEC members have access to exclusive content as part of your membership benefits. Any content included with your membership will show as a $0 option for “purchase.”


To register multiple individuals or pay using a purchase order, contact

After registering for a live webinar, login information to join the live event will be emailed to you. This login will be unique to you and cannot be shared.


Any items you purchase through the CEC Learning Library will automatically show up in the “My Learning” area. You can launch these webinars or courses whenever you’d like. View this video for an overview of the system.

Live webinars are hosted through GoToWebinar. You can check system requirements for joining a live event here.

CEC members will have access to exclusive member content through the duration of your membership.


Any other courses or webinars can be accessed for up to one year from the purchase date. Any online programs containing live virtual events will have information about the duration of that course and materials included in the description.

All attendees of online learning agree to comply with the CEC Event Rules and Conditions, including all rules in the event information and future correspondence.

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