Professional Development Credits now Available

Project Optimal programs are now eligible for Professional Development Credits upon completion of all program requirements.

Please note that specific requirements for salary advancement can vary from district to district. Please check with your Human Resources Department for the specific requirements for your district.**

**Project Optimal can make no guarantee on which districts will accept program completion for salary advancement.

Who provides the credits?

Project Optimal has partnered with Brandman University so that learners can purchase Professional Development Credits when completing our Programs. Brandman University is a non-profit, private school within the Chapman University System. They deliver the academic excellence of a traditional university through innovative courses designed for working students.

When should I apply for credit?

Brandman accepts applications for credit for courses completed within one year of program completion.

How much do the credits cost?

Each credit costs $50. As an example, for a program worth 8 credits, the total cost of the credits is $400.

Why are the credits not included in the original price of the program?

Not all candidates completing a program require or want professional development credits. By separating the cost of credits out, people can decide whether they want or need to purchase them.

How do I claim the credits?

To claim your Professional Development Credits, simply download the form that corresponds to the completed program by selecting it from the list below. Once downloaded, complete it and fax or mail it to the address or fax number found at the top of the form.

Added Authorizations 

Autism Added Authorization

Traumatic Brain Injury Added Authorization

Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization

Emotional Disturbance Added Authorization

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Traumatic Brain Injury Certificate Program

Certificate in Early Childhood Studies

Emotional Disturbance Certificate Program

Qualified Autism Services and Applied Behavior Analysis Certification Programs

ABA Fundamentals Program 


ABA Associates Program 


BCBA Series: Basic Principles and Characteristics of Behavior

Other Programs

Foundations in Autism Spectrum Disorder (FASD)