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