To register for a cohort course offered by VirtualSC PD, follow the instructions below.

To begin, log in to your OpenSIS account. If you do not yet have an OpenSIS account, click the Sign Up link in the upper right-hand corner, or in the slide-out menu, to complete the application process. If you already have an OpenSIS account, click the Dashboard Login button in the upper-right hand corner or in the slide-out menu.

sign up link and dashboard login button

Once you have logged in to your OpenSIS account, click on the Registration tab.

registration tab

Enter the 4-digit cohort code (given to you by your school or district). After entering the cohort code click Search, and your course will appear below. Confirm the course is correct and then select the In State bubble.

cohort text box and in state radio button

Once you have selected the In State bubble you will need to confirm the course by clicking the Confirm button.

confirmation button for cohort

As a cohort participant, your course will either be free, or you will have to pay for it. If the course is free to you, once you reach the payment page (pictured below) you may simply exit out of the process. You have successfully requested your course. If the course requires payment, you must complete the next step in order to be placed into the course. Your seat is not secure until payment has been made. Click on the Pay Now button located on the center of the page.

pay now button

Once you have clicked on the Pay Now button a new page will open where you will pay for your course. After you have submitted payment (if needed), VirtualSC PD will schedule you into your selected course. payment screen

When you pay, you will notice a small additional cost added to your course fee total. This small cost is not collected by VirtualSC PD. The state’s official Web Portal,, includes a small cost used to develop, maintain, enhance, and expand the service offerings of the state’s payment portal. You will receive a welcome email from your facilitator the Thursday before courses begin. If you are enrolling in a Self-Paced course, your facilitator will send you a welcome email within 24 hours of registration on business days.