Certification Resources for Districts


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Information about updated forms, strategies and tools for staffing educator positions.

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Durational Shortage Area Permit (DSAP)

  • Authorizes service in CT boards of education (ED 177 Application) when applicants have been determined to be missing requirements for the certification area being taught.
  • The application should be for a permanent placement.
  • Minimally, a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited higher education institution is required and 12 semester hours of credit must be completed in the area to be taught.
  • Enrollment in an approved preparation program is required (ED 177 Attachment), when an approved program of preparation is required to obtain the actual certificate.
  • For those teachers adding an additional endorsement, the ED 177 Attachment is not required, unless an approved program is required to add the cross endorsement.
  • Once the DSAP is approved, the hiring board of education should input the person into the Educator Data System (EDS).
  • A person who is issued a DSAP is not enrolled in the TEAM Program.

Substitute Teacher Authorizations

Daily Substitute Authorization
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • However, for educators who do not have a bachelor’s degree, a waiver of the bachelor’s degree requirement may be available;
  • The district may submit an online application detailing the applicant’s experience(s) with school-age children;
  • Districts and applicants will receive an email confirmation of the approval of the authorization;
  • Authorization is granted for the respective district only; and
  • Authorized for one school year at a time with an expiration of 6/30/YY. Each year, a new application will need to be submitted.
Long-term Substitute Authorization
  • For any positions over 40 days;
  • Bachelor’s degree & 12 credits in content/subject area are required;
  • District submits an ED 175 application packet, including official transcript(s) and a letter from the district identifying their recruitment efforts to fill the vacant position; and
  • Issued for one school year at a time with an expiration of 6/30/YY. Each year, a new application will need to be submitted for review.

Temporary Emergency Coaching Permit

A temporary emergency coaching permit enables an individual to coach intramural or interscholastic athletics in kindergarten through grade 12, inclusive, in the employ of a board of education for one-year from date of issuance. To receive a temporary emergency coaching permit, a board of education shall submit an application on forms provided by the Department giving evidence that the applicant for a temporary emergency coaching permit has met the following requirements:
  1. Attained the age of 18 years old;
  2. Holds a high school diploma or its equivalent;
  3. Register and complete the Module 15 Concussion Course; and
  4. Completed successfully, not earlier than one-year prior to the date of application, a standard first aid course and CPR certification. Please note: CPR and first aid courses completed in an “online only” format cannot be accepted for a coaching permit.
  5. For one additional renewal issued to the same district, please include verification of enrollment into the required coaching course.

Charter School Educator Permit (CSEP)

  • Authorizes service in approved state public charter schools only.
  • Permit authorizes service in a specific charter school.
  • Requirements: Application form ED 710, verification of bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited institution, and passing scores on Connecticut assessment(s) corresponding to the endorsement area sought.
  • Note: no more than 30% of staff may serve under a CSEP during a given school year.

Forms for District Use

  • Additional documentation or fees may be required to complete the application.
  • Forms submitted via postal mail: Completed forms must contain authentic signatures.
  • Electronic submission of forms: The district may email forms directly to SDEdistricts.cert@ct.gov or submit the original forms through U.S. mail.


Annual Compliance Review

Annual Certified Staff File Information (EDS)
Annual Certification Database Information (CECS)
Annual Compliance Report
(Certification Verification Survey)

  • Educators must hold an appropriate certificate for the position(s) in which they are serving.
  • Districts who have educators in “unlisted teaching” or “unlisted non-teaching” assignments will receive a separate 90990/90995 report. Job descriptions must be provided for these positions.
Compliance Timeline
August through October: All current staff information should be entered into the Educator Data System (EDS).
January 31: Data reporting extract taken. Changes and corrections can be made after this date, but they will not be reflected in public reporting (EdSight, PPR, etc.).
February: Educators who still have outstanding compliance issues are sent a letter notifying them of their status. June: Educators who received February letters and who remain out of compliance receive a second non-compliance letter. The Superintendent/Executive Directors and TRB are copied.

July: EDS closes for the year; no further changes can be made.

Assignment Codes

Each certified staff member should be entered into the EDS with the assignment code(s) that best represents their particular position(s).

Information in the EDS must align with information provided to the Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification on completed ED 126 forms.

  • District explanation will be required for inconsistencies and may result in penalty to the teacher.
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Freedom Of Information Act Request (FOIA)

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) collects data from public school districts and other education providers to meet reporting requirements, distribute funding, guide policy, inform accountability, facilitate data use, and report to the public with the ultimate goal of improving educational outcomes for all students. Customized requests for data that are submitted through this form will be accommodated within available resources.

Please note that the CSDE disseminates a wide array of its data to the public through our EdSight data portal . Before submitting this request, please check to ensure that the data being requested are not already available through EdSight

To submit a request, please use the online data request form.