ProTools and Professional Center

Launching in November 2021, Professional Tools (ProTools) is the new CFNC system to help educators manage and track their students’ progress toward careers and college. 

The first release is now available for public K-12 educators at participating schools. We’re working hard to provide ProTools access to all users, including private K-12, colleges, and youth-serving organizations. We anticipate ProTools access for these schools and organizations to become available by the end of the 2021 calendar year.

During the 2021-22 academic year, the previous Professional Center will remain available for a period of time during the transition to ProTools. 

Make the Transition to ProTools

Here are some tips for making the transition to ProTools:

1. If you previously had a Professional Center account, log in to and check to see if your account was migrated successfully.  Access ProTools from the orange button on the right side of this page or in My Dashboard > Education Professional.  Unlike Professional Center, ProTools access is linked to a account.  It does not require separate log-in credentials.  You should handle this account information securely since it permits access to sensitive student data.

2. If you have never had a Professional Center account or you cannot access ProTools with your credentials, request access through your school or district's ProTools Administrator. Don't know your ProTools Administrator? Submit a request for access on ProTools Help.

3. Learn how to make the best use of all the new ProTools features by going to ProTools Help for tutorials and support.

4. Most functionality has been transitioned to ProTools, but there are a few features that remain available only in Professional Center:

  • Viewing a student's profile
  • Career assessment results for assessments completed on prior to August 2, 2020

We encourage you to make the transition to ProTools as soon as possible. If you need to access the previous Professional Center and do not have an account, email [email protected] with "PAAK Request" in the subject line.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for CFNC to process your ProTools or PAAK request.

For privacy reasons, it is important to keep your professional credentials secure and away from unauthorized users.