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Create an Account

An account is necessary to register for and access Beacon content. Each user should have only one account. If you already have an account, log in at https://www.beaconeducator.com/.

If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Go to https://www.beaconeducator.com/ to create an account. The system will prompt you for information about your employment status, employment location, and certification. The information and a brief explanation for each item follows.

Information needed to create a new Beacon account:

  • School (required): Beacon asks for this information for reporting purposes. A simple search is provided to make it easier for you to find your school. Make sure you select the school you currently work at and that is in your district and state.
  • Employment Status (required): Some districts target specific courses/modules to the status of their employees.
    • Current Instructional/Admin: Currently employed as a full-time teacher or in an administrative role (e.g., principal, counselor) in your school district.
    • Previous Instructional/Admin: Previously (non-retired) employed as a full-time teacher or in an administrative role in your school district.
    • Retired: Officially retired full-time teacher or administrator in your school district.
    • Support Staff: Currently employed as a substitute teacher, office staff worker, etc., in your school district.
    • Previous Support Staff: Previous (non-retired) substitute teacher, office staff worker, etc., in your school district.
  • First Name (required): Use your legal first name. This will appear on your transcript, certificate of completion, and any reports for your district or Beacon.
  • Middle Name (optional): This can be your legal middle name, maiden name, or initial. We may use this for verification purposes if you call for assistance.
  • Last Name (required): Use your legal last name. This will appear on your transcript, certificate of completion, and any reports for your district or Beacon.
  • Employee ID (required): Some districts require employees to provide their employee ID number to Beacon. If your district does not, this field will not appear.
  • Email Address (required): The email address you provide will be used for your login information and as a means of communication for facilitators when you are enrolled in a course.
  • Certificate Renewal Year (optional): Provide only the four-digit year when your validity period ends. The year entered will be used on the Offerings page to provide you with courses/modules you can take during that period. It also will be used on the Transcript page to show the courses/modules you completed during that period.
  • Certificate Number (optional): Provide your full certificate number. We may use this for verification purposes if you call for assistance.
  • Password (required): Passwords must be at least 7 characters long and contain at least 1 letter and 1 number. We only allow the following special characters, but they are not required ! $ ~ . # - _ ( )
  • Confirm Password (required): Re-enter your password to ensure your password is correct.
  • Cell Phone Number (optional): Your cell phone number will be used only to verify your account when you have forgotten your username and/or password. In these cases, a code will be sent to the number you provide, via text message (normal data rates will apply).
  • Security Question (required): Select a question as your security question. We may use this for verification purposes when you call.
  • Security Question Answer (required): Enter the answer to the security question you chose. You will need to remember this as it may be used to verify your account if you forget your password or call for assistance.

Once you complete the account form, select Complete Application. Your account will be created immediately.