NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

Connecticut Educator Certification System (CECS)


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

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For tutorials on using the CECS, please see our video tutorial page.

Please note:
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.

Options once logged-in are:
  • Apply for, Renew, or Update Certifications On-Line
  • 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:
  • On-Line Credit Card Visa Credit Card Logo  Or Mastercard Credit Card Logo  Or Discover Credit Card Logo 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.