Further your professional practice and become a role model for your community. Join like-minded leaders as you accelerate your school improvement agenda.
Professional certification through the Certified Practising Principal (CPP) award elevates the status of principals around the world who have demonstrated high standards of educational leadership and made significant improvements in the quality of teaching and learning in their school.
For practising principals
Integrates directly with work
Online and face-to-face
Take your leadership to the next level
Professional development with wider impact
Attend induction one day face to face and three one-hour follow up sessions online
Make strategic choices connecting portfolio initiatives to school improvement plan
Implement plans, monitor impact of implementation
Engage with peers in series of online forums and with readings
Reflect critically on practice –recording reflections
Curate evidence of practice, prepare reflective analysis
Backed by industry leading research organisationMore about ACER and CPP
In August 2018, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) took up the exciting opportunity to administer the CPP award. As a result of this partnerhsip CPP candidates have access to ACER's resources and support networks. ACER's international research credentials mean principals can be assured that the experience is world-class.
Chief Executive Officer of ACER, Professor Geoff MAsters AO, said ACER and CPP have a shared vision of improving professional practice using an evidence based approach. "The vision established for CPP is unchanged – to deliver system improvement and improved educational outcomes by building and sustaining the leadership expertise of principals and to enhance the attractiveness of school leadership as a career."
Professor Geoff Masters AO