Act 48 FAQs
• Who is responsible for submitting Act 48 credits?
• How long does it take for my credits to be submitted to the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education?
• Where do I send my Act 48 form?
• How do I check the status of my continuing education credits?
• Can I submit any courses for Act 48 credit?
• How many courses do I need to satisfy my Act 48 requirements?
Educators who complete a credit course or Act 48 approved conference
or workshop through Kutztown University must fill out one Act 48 form
for each course, conference or workshop completed. The Act 48 form(s)
should be submitted to the address on the top of the form or faxed to
the College of Education at 610-683-4255. The College of Education
will then electronically submit the credits/hours to the Pennsylvania
Department of Education. The educator receives a confirmation letter for
each course successfully submitted to the Penna. Dept. of Education.
We ask that you allow at least a two week turn around period from the time you mail/fax your Act 48 form in to the College of Education to the time you receive a confirmation letter via US mail.
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
College of Education
231 Beekey Education Center
P.O. Box 730
Kutztown, PA 19530
Or Fax to: (610) 683-4255
Go to: https://www.perms.ed.state.pa.us/Screens/wfPublicAccess.aspx
Type in your social security number. Click submit. A list of all credits and hours submitted for Act 48 credit will be listed.
Courses for Act 48 credit that are submitted by Kutztown University must be approved, completed courses that were taken after your certification date. Courses that were taken at another institution and transferred into Kutztown University cannot be submitted for credit. Courses that began before your certification date, but were completed after your certification date will not be submitted. The Department may accept credits from courses that end after January 1, 2000. The only exception to this date is if you were certified after July 1, 2000. In this case your five-year period starts the date of the initial certificate is issued.
The state only requires 180 hours to satisfy the requirement for Act 48, which the Pennsylvania Department of Education considers the equivalent of two three-credit courses.