Bureau of Certification

Update on Current Processing Times (May 2022): Upon submission of application to the Bureau, please allow approximately 2-3 months for an analysis. During that time to facilitate faster processing, please access the step-by-step application process applicable to you outlined in the linked buttons below. Once all required documentation has been received, determination of eligibility may take several months; all applications will be processed in the order by which they were submitted.

For questions regarding a pending application, please wait for the completion of initial analysis and reply to the credential letter you received from the Bureau via email or send an email to teacher.cert@ct.gov with your EIN or Application Number in the subject heading.

For general inquiries, please access the certification Chatbot, guidance on the website, or call the public phone line on Monday and Thursday of each week from 12-2 pm at (860) 713-6969.

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