Using VEX PD+ for REC Coaches

Each registered VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) and VEX IQ Robotics Competition (VIQRC) team is provided a Coach Key to access features of VEX Professional Development Plus (VEX PD+).

Why Should I Use Coach PD+?

Community is the best resource a coach can have. Access to Coach PD+ offers the kind of support you can usually only get from a personal mentor! Engaging with a diverse community of educators and coaches is one of the best ways to grow.

Access to Coach PD+ will help ensure you are never isolated from the support of like-minded professionals. With Coach PD+, you a part of a community with other professionals like yourself--where there are no ads, and no kids.

Read about how PD+ helped educators Keisha and Joel.

What is Coach PD+?

Coaches PD+ provides access to: Professional Learning Community (PLC), Introductory Certification Courses, VRC and VIQRC Video Library, Live Sessions,- and Expanded Certification Courses.

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Community in Coach PD+

The Community is a place for educators, coaches, and mentors to ask questions, share expertise, and work collaboratively to improve their competitive robotics programs.

Introduce Yourself in the VEX Professional Learning Community

After completing registration, take a moment and introduce yourself to the VEX PLC.

Video Library in Coach PD+

The PD+ Video Library includes 70+ professionally produced videos covering a variety of robotics and programming topics.

Preview "Building Your First Robot."


Preview an interview with educator Heidi Zeko.

Introductory Certification Courses

These courses are available to all PD+ members and provide training on the VEX platforms. Each self-paced course contains formative assessment and tracks your progress, making it easy for you to check your understanding and complete the course at your own pace. Once you become certified in a VEX platform, you gain additional access to the VEX PD+ Professional Learning Community for that platform.

Live Sessions in Coach PD+

Get live, instructor-led guidance with our Live Sessions that are tagged for VIQRC and VRC Coaches. Great for novices and more experienced coaches alike. Each session is tailored to questions and discussions from the VEX PD+ Professional Learning Community.  For each session that you attend, you will receive a certificate to show your time spent in the session.

Accessing Coach PD+

You must have a registered VRC or VIQRC team in order to access Coach PD+.

If you have not registered a team for the current season, refer to Registering a VIQRC Team or Registering a VRC Team for step-by-step instructions.

Once you have a registered team, visit Accessing VEX Professional Development Plus for Coaches (VRC / VEX IQ) for instructions on how to access your Coach PD+.

Classroom Educators, Learn More About VEX PD+

VEX PD+ expands on the features available through Coach PD+. Learn more at

  • 1-on-1 Sessions with VEX Experts
  • Included Educators Conference Access
  • Personalized STEM & CS Professional Development
  • STEM Insights: News, Analysis and Research
  • 400+ Video Library

You can also try a free 3 day trial of VEX PD+!