ACTEM Professional Development

ACTEM Professional Development Reimbursement Program

In accordance with ACTEM’s mission to enhance and influence education in Maine though the use of technology, individual ACTEM members, who have held membership for at least 180 days, are invited to apply for assistance in the form of reimbursement on qualifying technology professional development opportunities.

          Individual membership must be active for at least 180 days (6 months) prior to applying for PD reimbursement funds.


What professional development activities qualify?

The training may be in the form of a conference, workshop, a one or more day seminar, university course, online course or combination thereof.  ACTEM will reimburse individuals for course and registration fees associated with the professional development activity.  Course materials, lab fees, travel, hotel, meals and other similar costs will not be reimbursed.  Reimbursement is limited to one approved activity per ACTEM membership year.  

NOTE:  Any ACTEM sponsored professional development is not eligible for PD reimbursement (ACTEM conferences or ACTEM sponsored workshops).

Note that only individual ACTEM members, who at the start of their professional development activity have held an ACTEM membership for at least 180 days, may apply for reimbursement.  The staff of Institutional members are not eligible for PD reimbursement unless they have a current individual ACTEM membership.

How much funding is available to me?

Maine Educators with current Individual ACTEM memberships are invited to apply for up to $400 per year for professional development reimbursement.  Please note that a limited funding amount is budgeted for the reimbursement program annually from July 1st through June 30th of the following calendar year.  The end date of the professional development activity determines which year’s funds will be available.  Funding will be provided on a first-apply basis until the budgeted funds are all allocated.  Apply early!

How do I apply?

  • First, are you a member?  Your membership must be current when submitting your application.
  • Secondly, you need to have held an individual membership for at least 180 days prior to the start of the professional development activity to be eligible for the benefit. 
  • Thirdly, your application must be received and approved prior to the start date of the professional-development activity.   


How do I receive reimbursement?

Within 60 days of the completion date of your professional-development activity, complete these two required steps:

1.  Submit the following documentation to the ACTEM Professional Development Coordinator:

  • Proof of completion of activity (grade report, workshop certificate, etc.)
  • Proof of personal payment for activity (photocopy of canceled check or credit card statement)   
PLEASE NOTE: The ACTEM PD Reimbursement Program Rules permits reimbursement only to individual members and not to school districts    

Send to documentation to: 

Dennis Kunces

70 Troop Road
Pittston, ME 04345

Voice: 207.582.5444

Fax: 207.222.2057 (ACTEM Office)


2.  COMPLETE THIS SURVEY regarding your professional development activity.

Once proof of completion and proof of personal payment are received/approved and the survey has been completed, the ACTEM Executive Director will then issue a reimbursement payment to the applicant.

NOTE: Submitting documentation for reimbursement is the step most-often forgotten.  Applicants who do not submit required documentation within 60 days forfeit their funding, and funds are returned to the pool available to ACTEM members. 


Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine

P.O. Box 187, Gorham, ME 04038

Phone: (207) 222-4353  Fax: (207) 222-2057  Email: