Inservice education is defined as a program of planned activities designed to increase the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by all licensed personnel in the performance of their professional responsibilities which enable educators to carry out their tasks with maximum effectiveness. Established by the legislature in 1984, the UAB Regional Inservice Center (UABRIC) is one of eleven centers in the Alabama Regional Inservice Center (ARIC) network to support public school educators in areas of critical need. The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) oversees the ARICs and monitors the professional services offered based on the criteria established in the ARIC Accountability Standards.

The ARICs coordinate, design, and facilitate professional learning experiences and have a collaborative partnership with the following:

  • Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)
  • Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI)
  • Alabama Science in Motion (ASIM)
  • Alabama Technology in Motion (ATiM)
  • National Board Certified Teacher Candidate Mentoring Program (NBCT Mentoring)
  • English Learner (EL) Support
  • Office of School Improvement (OSI)
  • Alabama Multi-Tier System of Support
  • Office of Instructional Services
  • Office of Professional Learning

Who We Serve

UABRIC’s Region 5 supports the following school districts:


The Alabama Regional Inservice Centers (ARICs) provide data-driven, comprehensive professional learning experiences that equip educators with the content knowledge and acquired skills necessary for improving instructional practices. The ARICs provide ongoing, high-quality, professional learning that cultivates and sustains a community of learners among K-12 schools. The powerful tagline, “Never Stop Learning Alabama” exemplifies the ARIC’s commitment to supporting educators as continuous learners who directly impact the success of every child, every chance, every day. 

The mission of the UAB Regional Inservice Center is to support student achievement by fostering high-quality professional development programs that meet the ever-increasing demands of educators in Region 5.


We are committed to supporting the professional learning needs of teachers in service by addressing global and local challenges in education. We believe in delivering modern and accessible models of preparation of professionals that reflect cutting-edge research and best practices.

We Value

  • Trust
  • Integrity
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging
  • Student-centered
  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Accountability