Teachers who need to complete courses for Act 48 can do so for free online through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Pennsylvania Department of Education offers several online continuing education courses that qualify for Act 48 credit through the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System portal.
Act 48 of 1999 began on July 1, 2000, and it states that all educators who are certified in Pennsylvania must complete either six college credits, six credits of continuing education courses or a combination that totals 180 hours of continuing education. This must be completed every 5 years to maintain an active certification. By completing courses through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, educators can meet their requirements for free.