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If you’re a certified teacher in Connecticut, you’ve come to the right place. Renew your certificate here.

We value the experience our state educators provide. We’ve made renewing your CT-based certification easier than ever.

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

Use our educator certification look up tool to verify your certification and endorsement information.
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Trouble accessing CECS? Forgot your password? Our how-to videos can help you navigate our online system.
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Advance Your Certificate Type
Upgrade your temporary, resident educator, initial, or provisional certificate.
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Certification Laws and Regulations
See the laws and regulations regarding certified educators in Connecticut.
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Retired Teachers and Certification Lapses
It is easier to maintain certification than it is to reestablish a certificate once it lapses.
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CT-Certified Educator FAQs
We have answers to some of your top questions about certification.
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