The first step to connect to an agency portal is to create an account.

  1. Go to
  2. Select “No” to the question that asks if you are a program administrator, family care provider, or public school educational lead.
  3. Enter your First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, and last 5 digits of your social security number. Why?
  4. Create a username. Your username must be between 6 and 20 characters and may include only letters, numbers, underscore (_) and period (.).
  5. Create a password. Your password must be at least 7 characters with at least one uppercase, at least one number, and one special character (!,$%@) Use an email address that you frequently use. You will receive an email confirming your registration.
  6. Select a security question from the list or type your own and answer the question.
  7. Read and confirm that you have read the Terms and Conditions.
  8. Click on “Create”.
  9. Complete your Workforce Registry profile. Please update each section: Personal Information, Employment History, Education History, Professional Credentials, and Professional Development.
  10. To access the agency portal, you must complete the employment page. Click on the “Employment History” tab.
  11. Click “Add Employment”
  12. Complete this page entering all fields with an asterisk (*)
  13. In the “current employer, be sure to connect to the agency properly.
    • DCYF: Type “Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families” • RIDE: Type “Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education” • DHS: Type “Department of Human Services” • EOHHS: type “EOHHS” • HEALTH: Type “Department of Health” • RIAEYC/Brightstars: Type “Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children” • The Center for Early Learning Professionals: type “Center – ELP” • Ready to Learn Providence: Type “Ready to Learn Providence (PROVPLAN)” • Basicsgroup: Type “Basicsgroup”.
  14. Click Save.
  15. Your Agency’s Administrator needs to accept you before you can have access to the agency portal.