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PLP: First Time User Registration


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 alternatively tap Advanced Filters to narrow the offerings based on different search criteria. Results will display automatically as the filters are populated.
    Screen capture of the Search and Advanced Search fields within the Professional Learning Portal. An arrow points to the Advanced Filter link.
    Note: Credit Type can be used to select between SCECH and Non-SCECH (e.g. Compliance) courses. Credit Range is not used for Non-SCECH courses.
  3. Next, review the basic course information, cost and credit hours as it pertains to the course. Select the “Full Description” link if you require additional information. Continue by tapping the Add button next to the desired course. Repeat steps 1-3 if you are interested in additional courses.
    • If the selection has resulted in several options, a new button Go to Cart! will appear below the Add button, click on that to proceed to the cart.
    • If only one course was visible when you clicked on Add, your focus will automatically be changed to the Cart.
      Screen capture of the Basic First Aid 2016 2017 course with an arrow pointing to the Add button.
  4. Then click the Continue button within the Cart summary to continue with registration requirements.
    Screen capture of the Basic First Aid 2016 2017 course listed in the Cart. An arrow points to the Continue button.
  5. Next, complete the New Learner Registration form located on the right side of the page. All fields with a star are required. Please double check that the email you provided is correct as you will receive your login and course registration information via this email address.
    If you want to earn SCECHs, you need to provide your PIC codeTo review Michigan Virtual’s Terms and Services, click on the blue link above the Save button. 
  6. Then click the Save button to complete the registration form.
    Screen capture of the New Learner Registration form with an arrow pointing to the Save button.
  7. Finally, users will be logged in automatically and can proceed to the course from the dashboard. It is recommended that users check their inbox for an email containing your system generated username and password along with Login instructions. This information is needed when accessing the Professional Learning Portal in the future.

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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.