The PD-Training tab in the Staff record houses professional development and training records for employees. The tab summarizes data into three areas: Basic Training, Training Hours in the Past Year and All Training Received.
The Basic Training section displays most recent date and expiration date of state required trainings like CPR, Mandated Reporter and First Aid, as well as Act 48 PPID (Professional Personnel ID).
The Training Hours in Past Year section presents hours received towards DHS, PQAS, Act 48 trainings in addition to PA Stars-specific specialty areas within the last 365 days. This display updates daily.
Training records are added to the All Trainings Received grid by clicking the ‘Add Staff Training’ button.
Details, such as the date, title of training, instructor, type, hours, can be captured for each training. Be sure to select the correct training type, as this designation is important for accurate reporting for Keystone Stars and DHS regulations. For Keystone Stars-relevant training, users can indicate if this training counts towards PQAS (Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System) credit, the knowledge area, competency level and topic codes.
Click ‘OK’ to save. Saved trainings display in the All Trainings Received grid, while the Basic Training section enables users to understand when required trainings expire.
As with required staff clearances, it is helpful to set up your To Do list to receive notifications for staff whose basic trainings are approaching their expiration date or have expired.