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Effective Thursday, April 25, 2019, the Bureau of Certification’s public phone line hours will be 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Monday and Thursday of each week. This updated schedule will better allow the certification team to expedite the processing of certification applications.

PHONE: 860-713-6969 between the hours of 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday and Thursday

EMAIL: teacher.cert@ct.gov

  • Due to the volume of email inquiries, responses may take 10-15 business days during off-peak season (October-April). During the peak months of May through September, email response time may be double this.

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

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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.

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.