The Professional Learning Portal offers online courses to learners for the purpose of supporting their professional development, obtaining State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) credits and/or completing professional development requirements. This document describes how to register and enroll in your first course(s).

Users who wish to register without enrolling in a course should follow the Register without an Enrollment process.


  1. First, open a browser to access the Professional Learning Portal.
  2. Users can find courses by entering key terms in the Search field or using one of the available filter options to narrow the list of offerings.
    The Professional Learning Portal landing page is shown with only the search and filters. The Find Course button is shown next to the search bar and below are Category, Credit Type, Price and format drop-downs.
  3. After searching for a course, review the basic course information or select the info link if you require additional information. For any course you would like to take, select the Register button to add them to your cart.
    "Basic First Aid 2020-21 is typed into the search bar. Results display one course which has an arrow pointing to the Register and info options as described above.
    Repeat steps 1-3 if you are interested in additional courses.
  4. At this point, the Login page will appear. Tap the Create an Account link at the bottom of the page.
    The login page appears prompting existing users to login. At the bottom of the page an arrow points to the Create An Account link for new users.
  5. Next, complete the Registration form, all fields with a star are required. Please double check that the email you provided is correct as you will need access to that email account to activate and access your PLP account. Confirm by selecting Register.
    The registration form is shown with the following fields: Email, First name, last name, cell phone, do you have a pic, pic, password, repeat your password, Do you work for a school or school district?, and What is your professional role? Which certificates do you hold? At the bottom of the page, there is a Register button.
  6. Your successful registration will be confirmed, and you’ll receive an email. Please check your inbox, and click on the activation link in the email, which will activate your account and forward you to the Checkout page.
    Please note: If you did not receive the email within five minutes, please contact our Customer support.
  7. Please review the items in your cart. If applicable, please enter your payment information, and confirm your selection.
    The payment confirmation page is shown with two courses selected, one free and the other for a cost. The Make Payment button is shown at the bottom of the page.
  8. Your successful course registration will be confirmed, and you can access your dashboard now.
    Confirmation message appears indicating successful enrollment. An arrow points to the Go to Dashboard button.
  9. Finally, tap the course title in the Active Courses module on your dashboard to start your learning.

Last updated on December 2, 2020

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.