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All HSTA members will need to register on our new website in order to purchase continuing education classes.  Please contact us with any questions.

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Create your HSTA account to register for online courses

All HSTA members will need to register on our new website in order to purchase continuing education classes. Please contact us with any questions.

Why HSTA believes in professional development

Hawaii State Teachers Association teachers are deeply committed to every student’s success.  We want all students to achieve their full potential as individuals and become productive citizens who make positive contributions to society.

We believe that educators provide the stable, nurturing, inspiring environment that makes it possible to teach each student and provide individual attention to each student’s learning needs.  To this end, we work to ensure that every student has a qualified, caring educator.

We believe that we must change the way educators are recruited, trained, evaluated, supported, and held accountable.  We believe we must raise the bar for what it means to be a quality educator by focusing on preparing new educators for the classroom, attracting and retaining educators, providing continuous, high quality professional development for all educators, and promoting effective teachers and quality educators.

We believe that HSTA is one key to achieving these core areas of professional excellence.  Through expanding your learning opportunities, you will ensure that all students in Hawaii’s public schools have the benefit of qualified, caring, committed educators throughout their school years.

The Benefits of HSTA Professional Development

One of the benefits to being an HSTA member is you can get your course deposit reimbursed on any PD course that you complete, excluding National Board courses. The HSTA IPD department partners with the Hawaii Foundation for Teachers (HEF) to support PD for all teachers.  When you sign up for a course, you will be asked to pay a $150 deposit. HSTA IPD is able to reimburse this deposit as long as fund are available from our partners at HFE (should this change in the future members will be notified through Member Matters)

Reimbursement is automatic (while funds are available), nothing needs to be done by the member. Once the course is over and your instructor provides the HSTA IPD Department with proof of completion, i.e., your portfolio was completed and accepted for reclassification credit, your deposit will be returned to you in the form of a check. Reimbursements can take six to eight weeks to process after the close of a course. If you choose to take an incomplete and extend your time, it may take longer. Make sure your current mailing address through HSTA Membership is up to date so your refund is not delayed.

HSTA PD Member Benefits

High Quality

HSTA members have access to professional development courses across Hawaii. These opportunities include face-to-face, online and hybrid course offerings.

Low Cost

As a benefit of membership, HSTA course fees continue to remain extremely competitive.


HSTA’s professional development courses are a great way for educators to network with one another and share ideas.

Registration Required

  1. To register for a course an account must be created.  This is a different account that the one used for HSTA.org.


  2. Courses take a few days to be placed on this site after they have been posted on PDE3. If it is close to the course’s start date and the course title is not listed here, the course is full.


  3. If you have not updated your contact information for NEA and HSTA in the last year, please use this link: https://www.hsta.org/news/recent-stories/update-your-contact-information-with-hsta-online/ to update your information.

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