Applying from enhanced reciprocity states and territories
Please submit the following if you have a valid educator certificate in Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and/or Washington, DC.
If you are from another state or country, please visit this page to learn how you can apply.
1. Application form
IMPORTANT: Personal checks are not accepted. If you apply by mail, please pay with a cashier’s check, certified bank check, or money order made payable to: Treasurer, State of Connecticut.
2. Current certificate
Mail a copy of your valid educator certificate to us.
- It must be from one of the states listed above
- Temporary, emergency, and interim certificates are not accepted
3. Form ED 126
Have ED 126 - Statement of Professional Experience completed and signed by the Superintendent or Executive Director. Either you or the organization can mail it to us. Note that we DO NOT accept photocopies, scans, or email versions of this or other signed documents.
If you have completed at least 20 school months of successful experience under an active, full certificate within the last 10 years in one of the states listed above, you may obtain a higher-level of certification known as an eight-year Provisional Educator Certificate.
If you have less than 20 months of successful out-of-state service under an active, full certificate within the last 10 years in one of the states listed above, the ED 126 form will not result in a higher-level of certification.
4. Official transcripts
You can either:
- Mail your official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to us
- Or have the university mail your official paper transcripts to us or email official e-transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Send your money order, cashier’s check, or certified bank check made payable to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut.” Personal checks cannot be accepted.