How to Obtain a PPID Number

Reminder: You Need Your PP ID # to Register for the PA Principals Association Conference AND to Receive Your Act 45 and Act 48 Hours!

In an effort to keep our records as comprehensive as possible, we are asking for some additional information for our membership records (this information will not be shared with anyone else). As you know, all certified educators have been assigned a 7-digit Professional Personnel Identification number (PP ID#) generated by the PDE. The primary use of this ID is to provide an alternative to using your SSN for identification when reporting or retrieving Continuing Education credits and hours. We are currently in the process of purging the SSNs from our membership records. If we do not have your PP ID#, we will not be able to report your Act 45 or Act 48 hours to the PDE.

In addition, we have added cell phone numbers to our membership records. Providing your cell phone number is entirely optional, however many members prefer us to contact them on their cell phones rather than their business/district lines. To that end, we are asking that you e-mail Melissa Plantz, our membership coordinator, your cell phone number as well as your PP ID#. #. Send the information to: or contact her at (717) 732-4999, ext. 16.

We strongly encourage you, if you have not already done so, to obtain your PP ID# – you may use this link to go to the PDE web site.?

Member Notice

Welcome to the new PA Principals Association website! Since you were already a member of the old site, this transition should be easy for you.

Existing membership accounts have been transferred to the new membership management platform Wild Apricot. You will now use your email address and a password of your choosing to log in. Your email will be the one you have associated with your membership record which will either be your business email or your personal email. If you cannot get in with your email, you would need to call the office so we can let you know which email you currently have on file.

To set your password, visit this link and enter the email address associated with your account:

This will have the system send you an email containing a link to reset your password. The email may take a few minutes to arrive. Once you have clicked the link and reset your password, you can login to your account at and access additional materials that are only available to members, as well as manage your own account through the “My Account” tab.

To set your initial password:

  • Visit
  • Enter your email address
  • Wait to receive the password reset email
  • Once received, click the link in that email to set your password
  • Now, come back here to click the “Member Login” button and enter your email & password to access your member account