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Professional Development Opportunities

COVID-19 Information

To prioritize the health and well-being of all our stakeholders and in keeping with the guidance from Federal, State, and County agencies, SDCOE is postponing non-essential events, meetings, and gatherings. For now, we are offering our events online. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate this fast-moving and ever-changing community-wide issue.


Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Training by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)

The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training offers a solid foundation to structure prevention and intervention approaches based on a philosophy of providing the best possible Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security SM for staff and those they are responsible for—even during crisis situations.

COVID-19 Response for Initial and Refresher Trainings

All certifications that expired during the March-November 2020 are valid through December 2020. Virtual trainings have now resumed as a two-part format. Two-part formatIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic and current health guidelines, NCCSE will offer the first part of the training virtually. The second part of the training, which involves physical activities and a final test, will be scheduled at later date when health restrictions are lifted. The timeline is unknown. Participants will be fully certified only when both parts of training (virtual and physical) and the final test have been completed.

Staff and parents from any of the NCCSE districts may complete registration right here online. If you are NOT employed by a NCCSE member district, you may fill out the registration online, then print and send along with check/money-order.

  • Unless noted in the registration, lunch is not included. Participants should make their own lunch arrangements.
  • NO refunds - Exchanges OK
  • Accepted forms of payment: check, money order.

If you decide to come AT THE LAST MINUTE:

  1. Call 760-761-5119 to see if space is available
  2. If space is available and you are a non-NCCSE participant you will pay by cash, check or money order at the door.


About Professional Development

The NCCSE cabinet, composed of Special Education Directors from each of our districts, is committed to having a comprehensive program of workshops that respond to the concerns of parents as well as staff members. Each year, the staff development committee meets to identify the needs of our consortium and plans meaningful programs that will address those needs. Our program offerings are diverse, from educating parents and staff members that work with students with Autism to the latest information on IEP issues. As school begins each year, NCCSE posts the Professional Development Opportunities. The website contains workshops that have been planned for the school year, adding more as district's needs arise.

Professional Development Provider

We are an approved continuing education provider for the following boards:

  • CA Speech-Language Pathology Board
  • Behavior Analyst Certification Board
  • National Association of School Psychologists

(Please check our workshop descriptions for specific availability)


Documentation of Attendance

When available, we send documentation of attendance to participants who attend our workshops in their entirety. Participants who arrive late or leave early will not receive an attendance document. We do not provide partial credit. It is the participant's responsibility to sign-in at the beginning and sign-out at the end of the training and complete an evaluation form. Usually, we send documentation of attendance via e-mail to participants who complete all requirements within one week of the training date. No exceptions.


These are requirements that we must follow as an approved professional development/continuing education provider.

NCCSE maintains responsibility for NCCSE presented programs.


If you have questions contact Fabiola Vasquez at or 760-761-5119.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education should contact us as soon as possible but no later than 48 working hours before the scheduled event.

Do you need to cancel your registration?

Please fill out this form.

Workshop opportunities calendars for all San Diego area SELPAs

(Contact them for fee information) 

Online Webinars

Visit the following link for a list of our available on demand webinars:

Continue to check this page periodically as we add more events throughout the school year.

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