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Career Development Incentive Program


The Career Development Incentive Program, or Career Development Success Program Expansion in House Bill 18-1266, provides financial incentives for school districts and charter schools that encourage high school students, grades 9-12, to complete:

Tier 1: qualified industry credential programs; 
Tier 2: internships, residencies, construction pre-apprenticeship or construction apprenticeship programs or;
Tier 3: qualified Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Participating districts or charter schools could receive up to $1,000 for each completed credential, distributed in tiered order. 

NEW! Application Process is now OPEN!

The 2020-2021 Career Development Incentive Program (CDIP) is now open!

Submission Timeline
On an annual basis, data may be submitted by Accountability contacts to CDE (via Syncplicity) using the provided data template.  

Prior to submission, a district designated contact should notify CDE of their intent to submit by completing the intent to participate form.  Failure to provide this message of intent and/or the posting of the flat file later than June 30, 2021 at 11:59PM will exclude the data from consideration.

Key Dates & Actions are as follows:
Notifications of intent to participate must be submitted prior to data file submission via Syncplicity. 

Intent to Participate Form
The intent to participate form is required to be submitted to ensure all submitted data files have successfully transferred, appropriate district staff are aware of the submission and to ensure CDE has appropriate district level contacts identified should questions arise.  Once the message is sent, the district may submit their data file via Syncplicity beginning on April 19th at 8 a.m. The reporting template will be uploaded to the accountability syncplicity folder, and posted on this page. 

Please contact Marina Kokotovic at with questions related to the ITP form, and Dan Jorgensen at for questions regarding the Accountability folder. 

Materials Needed

What's New?

Request Industry Certification Inclusion

Please complete the form below if there is a program or industry certification that is not on the official Approved Programs List in the Talent Pipeline Report and there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate industry demand and credibility for the requested program/certification.

Internship Criteria

Internship Criteria PDF (with active links)

Career Development Incentive Program Guidelines and Resources 

Application Resources

Other Resources


Marina Kokotovic