Step 2Statement of Preparing Higher Education Institution (ED 125) form must be completed and signed by the Certification Officer or Dean.
Step 3A Statement of Professional Experience (ED 126) must be completed and signed by the Superintendent or Executive Director. Please note: if you have less than 20 months of successful out-of-state service, the ED 126 form is not required.
- Completion of 30 school months of successful service within the last 10 years under a valid out-of-state certificate is required to be eligible for a testing exemption.
- Completion of 20 school months of successful service under a valid out-of-state certificate is required to be eligible for a Provisional level certificate, with a three-year testing deferral, if the educator’s out-of-state tests are not deemed equivalent.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The submission of an official undergraduate transcript is required for all applications.
Step 5ED 711 form completed by the state where you completed the certification test(s), if applicable. Connecticut no longer requires the completion of Praxis I for certification purposes.
Step 6Submit the online application and payment by credit card or mail the paper-based application and payment, as well as the Statement of Preparing Higher Education Institution (ED 125) form, the Statement of Professional Experience (ED 126) form, official transcript(s), copies of out-of-state certificates, the ED 711 form (if applicable), to the address noted at the top of each form.
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.
**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.**