When creating and updating your account, you will be required to provide some location data. These fields can be difficult to choose from if you are a substitute teacher. This article describes what to select when registering with the Professional Learning Portal, or updating your account.


  1. To create an account, access the PLP: First Time User Registration. If you want to update your account, log in to the Professional Learning Portal, and select “Edit Account” on the left hand side.
  2. Next, complete the required fields indicated with an asterisk (*). Please double-check that the email you provided is correct as you’ll need access to activate and access your PLP account. If you want to earn SCECHs, you need to provide your PIC code.
    Account details are shown for a test user. The noted phone number field is shown to display the dashes within the phone number.
  3. If you are a substitute teacher working within Michigan, and you are working mainly with one district, please select “Yes” as answer to the question “I am working for a school or school district”. Please also select “Yes” as answer to that question if you are working outside of Michigan.
    Please select your location appropriately.
    On the other hand, if you are working as a substitute teacher in Michigan, and substituting in several districts, and cannot name one as the district you are spending most time with, then please answer this question with “No”. This will allow you to select where you reside, please answer the question, and make the following selection appropriately.
  4. Then, check your role and certification information.
  5. Finally, please confirm your account registration with Register or your account update with Update Account.
    The remaining fields of account information are shown as well as the change password section as mentioned above. Arrows point to the Update Account and Change Password buttons.

Last updated on December 1, 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.