CONTACT US

PHONE: 860-713-6969 for automated information only. Public phone hours have been temporarily suspended until further notice. Please use the email address below to contact the office about educator certification.

EMAIL: teacher.cert@ct.gov
  • During the Covid-19 public health emergency, emails are being processed as quickly as possible. Because of the volume of inquiries, response may take 20-30 business days (6 weeks). We are working hard to respond to emails as quickly as possible in the order they are received.

Please Note: The Bureau of certification cannot evaluate unofficial transcripts attached to an email. In order to determine your eligibility for Connecticut certification, you will need to submit a formal application, the $50 nonrefundable review fee, and official transcripts.

Important Note: Emailed or faxed applications and forms with signatures cannot be accepted, including ED 125, ED 126, ED 711, and all other paper-based applications.

**Due to the large volume of e-transcripts the Bureau receives daily, the e-transcript may expire before the Bureau is able to download and scan it into your file. If possible, please submit a paper-based official transcript in the sealed envelope to the Bureau for review.**

Start Your Application Online

OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
Connecticut State Department of Education
P. O. Box 150471
Hartford, Connecticut 06115-0471

FAX: 860-713-7017

ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS: teacher.etranscript@ct.gov
Note: Electronic transcripts are not accepted from applicants. They must be delivered directly from the institution or via authorized companies such as Parchment or eSCRIP-SAFE.

**Due to the large volume of e-transcripts the Bureau receives daily, the e-transcript may expire before the Bureau is able to download and scan it into your file. If possible, please submit a paper-based official transcript in the sealed envelope to the Bureau for review.**

For express mail services:

Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
Connecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 503
Hartford, CT 06103-1841

Note: Requiring a signature for mail delivery may cause delays.