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SUNY CPD programs are for skill and knowledge development in various instructional technologies/software, and teaching and learning areas. These are usually held in the form of conferences, workshops, online events and trainings.

Points will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Any additional fees required by the participant will be noted at registration. Before requesting to use CPD points, employees should seek funding from other sources including departmental funds, union grants, program scholarships, etc. Priority will be given to individuals who have not previously received points during the current academic year.

See the SUNY Center for Professional Development Calendar of Events for a complete listing of professional development opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply for SUNY CPD Points?
    You may request the use of SUNY CPD points by emailing Nicole Bacon-Ward at All requests will be reviewed by the SUNY Potsdam Human Resource Department. After the request has been reviewed, the employee will receive an e-mail indicating if the request was approved or not approved.
  • How do I use CPD Points to register for an event?
    Once approved to use CPD points, you will select ?Use CPD Points for Payment? when registering online. After the request has been reviewed, the employee will receive a notice from SUNY CPD indicating how many points have been applied toward the registration fee.
  • Do CPD Points cover travel, lodging or meals?
    No, CPD points do not cover travel, lodging or meals.
  • What are the cancellation, refund and substitution policies?
    Refund, cancellation and substitution policies.

Questions about SUNY CPD Points? Contact Nicole Bacon-Ward in Human Resources at