WHAT IS NGPF ACADEMY?
NGPF Academy is our system to offer and track FREE professional development opportunities for educators focusing on personal finance. While anyone can participate in free professional development through NGPF Academy, the swag and gift card incentives are intended for teachers who are currently serving students.
There is no need to enroll in the NGPF Academy! You will automatically be added to the NGPF Academy when you attend your first professional development opportunity.
3 WAYS TO START EARNING NGPF ACADEMY CREDITS:
Join live sessions, find support, and collaborate with the community of teachers.Learn more about Virtual PDs →
Become NGPF Certified in personal finance topics by taking a 5-week course.See Certification Courses →
Try new PD opportunities that can be completed on your own time.Learn more about On-demand →
How does NGPF Academy work?
Attend an NGPF PD: Virtual FinCamps, Virtual PDs, On-Demand, Certification Courses, or Speaker Series
For every hour of NGPF PD you attend, you’ll earn one NGPF Academy Credit
Once you reach the Academy milestones you will earn swag! This is our way of thanking educators - for all you do for your students and community.*
*Note: Swag is shipped on a quarterly basis. If you reach multiple levels during a single quarter, you will be shipped ALL earned swag.
What incentives will I earn?
10 Academy Credits
$100 Gift Card + Swag
20 Academy Credits
$125 Gift Card + Swag
(plus all gifts from Freshperson)
30 Academy Credits
$150 Gift Card + Swag
(plus all gifts from Freshperson & Sophomore)
40 Academy Credits
$200 Gift Card + Swag
(plus all gifts from Freshperson, Sophomore, & Junior)
When will I receive my NGPF Academy Swag?
Users have from June 1st, 2020 to May 31st, 2021 to accumulate NGPF Academy Credits and reach the Academy level milestones to earn swag! With that being said, our office only ships swag out once per quarter. Use the date that you achieve the NGPF Academy milestone (ex. Sophomore status) to find your expected ship date for your swag.
*NOTE: Amazon gift cards will be emailed to you during the window and our small but mighty team is packing & sending swag from California. You may hear that people have received theirs before you.
Please refrain from emailing firstname.lastname@example.org regarding swag until after the shipping window has passed.
Quarter when Academy milestone
1ST QUARTER (JUNE 1 - AUG 31)
2ND QUARTER (SEPT 1 - NOV 30)
3RD QUARTER (DEC 1 - FEB 28)
4TH QUARTER (MARCH 1 - MAY 31)
Make Sure to Check your Current NGPF Academy Registrations
Find all your current registrations, your total earned NGPF Academy Credits, access your PD Certificates, Zoom link and more by going to "My Account" at ngpf.org.
*NOTE: Make sure to update your home address in NGPF Academy:
Due to School Closures, NGPF will be sending swag directly to your home address. To confirm that your home address is listed in your NGPF Profile:
- Go to My Account (Upper right-hand corner of ngpf.org)
- Update your home address under "Get Swag"
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for NGPF Academy?
Anyone can participate in and track their PD hours through NGPF Academy by enrolling in one of many NGPF Professional Development opportunities (Virtual PD, Certification course, On-demand, FinCamps). However, the swag and gift card incentives are intended only for current teachers serving a K-12 classroom.
Where will you be sending the NGPF Swag?
We will be sending swag to home addresses due to school closures. Please be sure to list your home address on your NGPF Profile Page. You can update your address here.
Will the PD hours I gain from participating in the certification courses count towards NGPF Academy credits?
Yes, all NGPF PDs will count towards NGPF Academy Credits. Sessions include: Virtual FinCamps, Virtual PDs, Webinars, Certification Courses, and On-Demand.
Do credits from the previous NGPF Academy Years carry over?
No, NGPF Academy Credits restart each year at 0 starting on June 1st.
Once I earn 'senior' level, can I start over again in the same Academy year?
No, NGPF Academy resets only on June 1st of each year. You can only earn each level once.