Connecticut Educator Certification System (CECS)


Access the Connecticut Educator Certification System (C.E.C.S.)

Tips for Successful Login:
  • When an account is first created, both a username and a temporary password will be sent to the email address provided. Once you login with a temporary password for the first time, you will be prompted to set a new password.
  • Usernames are designated by the CECS. Your username is NOT your email address or EIN. If you do not recall your username, please click “Forgot Username” and it will be sent to you.
  • Passwords must be at least six characters, but do not need to include a capital letter, number, or symbol. If you do not recall your password, please click “Forgot Password” -- a temporary password will be generated and sent to you.
  • If you requested a password reset and it is being sent to an email address which is no longer valid, please notify our department by sending an email to Include your full name, the old and new email address, your EIN, and date of birth. Your email address will then be updated.
  • If you have trouble accessing the CECS, try switching browsers. The system works with current versions of most browsers, such as Safari or Chrome, but was designed for Internet Explorer 10 or later. If your computer is attempting to log in automatically, you may also find it helpful to clear your cache/cookies.
Options once logged-in are:
  • Apply for, Renew, or Update Certifications Online
  • Check the status of your Application
  • Update your Profile and Contact Information
  • View your Connecticut Certificates
  • Request a Duplicate Copy of your Certificate
  • View Testing History
  • Apply for Praxis I (PPST) Waiver
Public Information:
Payment Options:
  • Online Credit Card Visa, Mastercard or Discover only - No debit cards are accepted
  • Mail Payment (certified Check or Money Order), No Personal Checks
Mail all required documents and payment to:

Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
P.O. Box 150471
Hartford, CT 06115-0471 Thank you for using the on-line Connecticut Educator Certification System.