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

Bureau of Certification

Bureau of Certification

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Want to Become a Vocational Teacher?

Connecticut needs more talented professionals like you! If you have work experience and a talent for teaching, please follow the links below to learn job requirements and apply for your teacher certificate.

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Apply Online

Apply online, renew your certificate, and more using the Connecticut Educator Certification System (CECS).
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Apply by Mail

Follow this process to apply for your certificate by mail.
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How to Use CECS

View this video about our online application system and how to use it.
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Requirements
Review the experience and education you need to teach a vocational-tecnical subject.
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Certification Laws and Regulations
Explore Connecticut’s certification laws and regulations.
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Subjects Taught in Connecticut
Learn about the many vocational and technical subjects taught here. 
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FAQs
Get answers to the top questions about certification.
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