Act 48 Information

As you may know, PMEA was recently re-approved as an Act 48 provider by the PA Dept. of Education. As a result of more stringent guidelines set by PDE, changes have been made. Questions? Contact Sue Basalik, PMEA’s immediate past state professional development chair: [email protected]  Questions regarding all other professional development activities? Contact Johanna Steinbacher, Professional Development Chair, [email protected]

 Act 48 Information from the 2016 PMEA Annual Conference

To receive Act 48 Credits for attendance at the conference, the two surveys below must be completed by Monday, April 18 in order to receive Act 48 hours for attendance during the 2016 PMEA Annual Conference. One hour of Act 48 credit is available for each session listed on the PMEA Act 48 form with complete information.
*Act 48 hours cannot be processed without the completion of both of the above online surveys. 

*Please note that exhibitors are ineligible to receive Act 48 hours. Once both surveys have been completed, PMEA will submit a roster to PDE. You can check your hours four to five weeks after the conference by going to the PDE website Act 48 page (, clicking on “Act 48-Continuing Professional Education” and selecting the On-line Act 48 Professional Education Records Management System link. If you have any


Participants looking to receive continuing education hours for attendance at a PMEA sponsored event (i.e. fest, festival, workshop) must sign in and confirm their PDE number at the event. Following the event, two surveys must be completed within two weeks of the event:

1) PDE Survey 

2) PMEA Survey

(Act 48 Participant Form Procedure Instructions). (Only one PDE and one PMEA survey should be completed per participant so participants need to wait until the conclusion of the event to complete these forms. Please do not try to complete them immediately following one session if there are still professional development opportunities available as you will not be able to access the same form at a later time.)

Hosts: Please see the Act 48 Instructions for Fest-Festival Hosts (updated 7.20.15) for complete details on how to apply for Act 48 hours for professional development offerings during your events. If requesting hours for guest conductor observation or a reading session, please complete the Guest Conductor/Reading Session Act 48 Form *It is imperative that you work with you district professional development representatives to make sure the process is properly completed.

Once hours have been approved to receive Act 48 hours, please use the following roster to keep track of those in attendance at the event – Act 48 Roster – for District & Region EventsPMEA Act 48 Clinician Instructions

Clinicians: A completed form is required in order for PMEA to see if Act 48 hours (continuing education hours) can be offered for your presentation. Our apologies for this extra step, however the PA Dept. of Ed has set more stringent guidelines to which we are required to adhere if we wish to continue as an approved Act 48 provider. Please see the links below to complete the correct form:

Fest, Festival, Workshop Clinicians (*you must list the specific event for which you are presenting: i.e. District 6 Chorus, Region IV Band, etc.):

PMEA Act 48 Clinician Instructions to help with completion of the online form