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. These centers represent partnerships between higher education and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) to serve the professional learning needs of Alabama’s public schools.

Who We Serve

UABRIC’s Region 5 supports the following school districts:


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

Integrity, Respect, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Collaboration, Excellence and Achievement, Stewardship, and Accountability.