Bureau of Certification

Guidance for Applicants: In accordance with Gov. Lamont's Executive Orders, State Department of Education staff primarily continue to work remotely. However, the Public Phone Line has been reopened, with limited hours, Mondays and Thursdays from 12-2pm. Please note that during the peak months of May through September, initial review of an application may take 8-12 weeks. Please wait at least 12 weeks from your application date to check status. After that time, you may email inquiries to teacher.cert@ct.gov. In addition, due to the high volume of transcripts submitted, we recommend submitting official paper transcripts by mail when possible. Official electronic transcripts are accepted directly from the institution, but may expire before being accessed by our staff. We appreciate your patience and professionalism as the Bureau works diligently to meet the needs of Connecticut educators.

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