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We believe that teaching is a calling. The Bureau of Certification is here to help you along the way.

You're ready to help guide the future leaders of Connecticut—and the world. Use the Connecticut Educator Certification System to apply for certification online.

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Connecticut Certified Educators

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Renew or advance your Connecticut teaching certification

We know teachers are never truly off the clock. Your days are spent educating young minds, and time outside the classroom is often used to prepare the next day’s lessons. We’ve made the path to renewing your certification more efficient.

Out of State Educators

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Bring your talents to Connecticut

Whether you’re certified in another state or another country, we can help you become an educator in Connecticut.


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The playbook for coaching in CT schools

Many teachable moments happen outside the classroom. Make sure you’re prepared with the proper permit and necessary training.
  • Renew Your Permit 
    If you already hold a coaching permit in Connecticut, you only need to complete a few steps to renew your permit.
  • First Time Applicants 
    We’ve outlined the steps to apply for a coaching permit and the training required to keep student athletes safe.
  • Approved Education 
    See the approved course list for CEUs, concussion modules, and other continuing education.

Aspiring Educators

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Want to become a teacher in CT?

Learn how you can put your energy and creativity to work preparing students to tackle the world’s difficult challenges! Great teachers are always in demand.
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District Resources

Flexible staffing and other resources for school districts across Connecticut.
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Certification Look-Up

Use the educator certification look-up tool to verify credentials.
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