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AEPS-3 Virtual Training Institutes

Make the most of the thoroughly updated AEPS-3 system


Attend our virtual AEPS®-3 Training Institute from the comfort of your own home or office—and learn everything you need to know about the new edition of Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System for Infants and Children (AEPS®). You will explore how to use the AEPS-3 linked system to assess, set goals, plan teaching and intervention, monitor young children’s progress, and support participation and involvement with families.

Provided via Zoom, this two-day training covers

  • the fundamentals of AEPS-3, including the system’s organization and the 8 developmental areas
  • best practices for test administration, including authentic assessment, virtual assessment, and group assessment
  • scoring of the assessment, including qualified scoring options new to the third edition
  • use of AEPS-3 for eligibility determination
  • development of IFSP and IEP goals using AEPS-3 data
  • linking AEPS-3 data with teaching and intervention using the new multi-tiered, activity-based curriculum
  • an introduction to the new Ready-Set measure for measuring school readiness
  • working with families throughout the assessment and intervention process

Who should attend?

Professionals working with young children (early interventionists, early childhood educators, home visitors, program administrators, therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists). This training is appropriate for participants familiar with the earlier edition of AEPS and participants new to the AEPS system.

Please Note: A maximum of 6 people from the same agency may register for this event. If your agency has more than 6 participants, please contact to schedule a training for your group.

Upcoming Sessions

October 9-10, 2024
11 am–6 pm ET Daily
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Zoom video conference

Seminar Length
2 days (7 hours each day, including lunch and breaks)

Early Bird Registration: $550
General Registration: $650

Your registration fee will include a 2-day virtual training where participants will learn how to use AEPS-3. You will receive practice forms, case stories, and training materials. Upon successful completion of the Institute, a certificate of attendance will be sent to you.

If your agency has more than 6 participants, please divide them across the available Institutes or contact to schedule a training for your group.

About the training

During the virtual Institute, you’ll receive video instruction from AEPS-3 experts and participate in interactive break-out sessions with other training participants. You’ll complete hands-on activities and video exercises and receive practice forms and case studies.

Upon your successful completion of the Institute, a certificate of attendance will be sent.

View the Training Institute agenda

Important deadlines and Registration Information

Payment Updates: Due to the high demand for our virtual training sessions, we will not hold registrations without payment. If paying by Purchase Order, please make sure to complete the online registration FIRST. Then email your purchase order to

Please review Early Bird Registration and General Registration deadlines for your desired Institute. Registration may be closed prior to the registration deadline due to reaching maximum capacity.

Please note: Cancellations are non-refundable.

February 21-22, 2024
Early Bird Deadline: November 21, 2023
Registration Deadline: February 7, 2024

May 7-8, 2024
Early Bird Deadline: February 7, 2024
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2024

October 9-10, 2024
Early Bird Deadline: July 9, 2024
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2024

Have questions?

No problem, see our most frequently asked questions.

Products Required for Training

Additional products required if multiple staff are attending from separate locations.

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Additional Info About Virtual Training

To successfully complete the virtual Training Institute, participants must attend both days at the designated times.

All participants must attend on their own device. All participants must have their cameras on during the training in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Meet the Trainers

Jennifer Grisham, Ed.D.

Jennifer Grisham, Ed.D., is Professor in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program at the University of Kentucky, Lexington and the Faculty Director of the university’s Early Childhood Laboratory, an inclusive early childhood program. Dr. Grisham directed the nationwide field test for AEPS-3, and she frequently provides professional development to state departments of education, universities, and local education agencies.


JoAnn (JJ) Johnson, Ph.D.

JoAnn (JJ) Johnson, Ph.D., is Professor in Child and Family Studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, where she provides professional development education in early childhood education, early intervention, and early childhood special education. Previously she served in various roles at the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Louisiana, Oregon, and Nevada.