Welcome to the new Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Certification website.

Bureau of Certification

Bureau of Certification

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Assessments help prove that you’re prepared for the classroom.

Different assessments are required for each certification content area. If you’re looking to add an additional endorsement, be prepared to demonstrate your subject area knowledge.

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Required Assessments

Test codes and passing scores vary depending on the subject you teach. See a complete list of endorsement tests.
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Providers and Prep

Multiple companies administer teaching assessments. Some providers offer practice tests and other prep materials.
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Out-of-State Tests

Out-of-state applicants may be eligible to defer or waive testing depending on their experience and prior test history.
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Shortage Area Exemptions
Applicants in shortage areas may be able to skip coursework if they achieve high test scores.
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Reading, Writing, and Math Assessments
Reading, writing, and mathematics are considered core subjects with specific exam requirements.
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Assessment Laws and Regulations
Connecticut law requires all educators to hold a valid CT certificate or permit in order for employment.
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Special Accommodations
Applicants with learning or physical disabilities may be eligible for special testing accommodations.
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