I Completed an Educator Preparation Program and Applying for Certification


If you completed an educator preparation program in Connecticut, please follow the steps below.
Program completers from out-of-state programs, please follow the process on the out-of-state page.

Step 1
Contact your Connecticut-based college or university to complete the paper-based application or apply online.
Step 2
Include all required supplemental documentation and the $200 payment with the ED 170A application form.
Step 3

Mail the ED 170A application form to the address noted on the top of the form. Please note: photocopies of forms with signatures cannot be accepted.


Standard processing of certification applications is 6-8 weeks, and 10-12 weeks during peak months, from the original date of submission.

Please note: The total cost of an Initial educator certificate is $200.00, including the $50 nonrefundable review fee. The money order, cashier’s check or certified bank check made payable to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut.” Personal checks cannot be accepted.

**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.**