Special Education
Paraprofessional Course

Thank you for your interest in the St. Tammany Parish School Board Special Education Paraprofessional Course.  This course consists of classroom instruction, tests, and NCI training (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention).  Course participants are required to obtain CPR (infant, child, and adult) and First Aid certification on their own.  Prior to receiving a course completion certificate, participants must provide copies of these credentials.  The cost of the Special Education Paraprofessional Course is $65.

The STPSB Sped Para course will be offered on the following dates and times:

June 12 – June 16            8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (one hour for lunch)

Harrison Curriculum Center
706 W. 28th Avenue
Covington, LA 70433

NCI Training – June 19    8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Treen Technology Center
2024 Livingston
Mandeville, LA 70448

To be considered for Special Education Aide positions in our school system, applicants are required to complete the Special Education Paraprofessional Course and meet one (1) of the following educational requirements:

  • Associate Degree (or higher)


  • 48 college credits to include:  English Composition 3 hours, English/Reading 6 hours, and Mathematics 6 hours


  • Passing score of 450 or higher on the ParaPro Assessment test administered by Education Testing Services (www.ets.org)

Prior to registering for the course, please print and complete the St. Tammany Parish School Board Consent to Perform a Background Check form. Please read each question carefully. If you answer “no” to every question, proceed with registering for the paraprofessional course. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, you are not eligible to register for the course until you have been cleared by our Human Resources Department. Please contact Janice Day at (985)898-3275.

Before clicking the registration link below, read the following steps needed to navigate MyPaymentsPlus. 

*Please note: If you already have an account established, you must create a new FREE account with MyPaymentsPlus. This new FREE account requires a new email address. The email address CANNOT match the email address already established and on file with this system. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you do not have an alternate email address to use, free email address services are available. To obtain a free email address (for the purpose of this registration), visit one of the following websites: Google, Yahoo, Outlook.

How to Create a MyPaymentsPlus Account
1. Click on the main page of the St. Tammany Parish School Board website

2. Click on www.MyPaymentsPlus.com

3. Click Register a FREE Account
         * If you already have an account established, you must sign in as a guest to register for this course

4. Select state: Louisiana

5. Select District: STPSB – Public/Non-Student Payments

6. Select: I am a guest and do not have a student enrolled
            * If you already have an account established, you must sign in as a guest to register for this course

7. Click Next

8. Enter personal information (ALL information is required)

    • *Name
    • *Address
    • *Phone Number
    • *Active E-mail address

9. When finished, click Next

10. Create your sign-in

  • *Choose a “Username” that will be easy for you to remember
  •  Enter a 7-20 character password (Password is case sensitive)

(1 number and 1 letter required)

  • Enter a password hint to help you remember your password

11. Click Next

12. Confirm your profile

  • Verify all information is correct
  • If you need to change any of the information, you can click on the Edit link next to each section

13. Click Finish Registration

14. Click Continue to Sign In

15. Click Human Resources

16. Choose which course you wish to register (Slidell or Covington) for and select Pay

17. Click Continue Payment

18. Enter your payment information to continue