NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least April 20, 2020.
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.

Non-Public School Educators Seeking Certification


Step 1
Complete the online or paper-based ED 170 application.
Step 2

Official transcript(s) with the degree and conferral date noted on the transcript can be mailed to the Bureau of Certification, or electronic transcripts can be sent to the Bureau of Certification directly from the university to

Please note: The submission of an official undergraduate transcript is required for all applications.

Step 3
A Statement of Professional Experience (ED 126) must be completed and signed by the Superintendent or Executive Director, if applicable.
Step 4
Submit the online application and payment by credit card or mail the paper-based application and payment, as well as the Statement of Professional Experience (ED 126) form, and official transcript(s), to the address noted at the top of each form.
Certification Assessment Requirement
Please note, as an in-state educator, applying for certification based on experience, you may be subject to Connecticut certification tests, to obtain a Connecticut certificate.

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 cost of the nonrefundable application review fee is $50. Once the Bureau of Certification has determined your eligibility for certification, you will be billed separately for your certificate. You may pay your fee balance online or mail your payment to the Bureau. The money order, cashier’s check or certified bank check is made payable to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut.” Personal checks cannot be accepted.

Copied, scanned or email versions of forms requiring original signatures will NOT be accepted. Original versions of forms with original signatures can only be accepted.