Teach in Connecticut

Welcome to Connecticut!

We streamline the certification process for fully licensed educators and special services personnel from more than a dozen states and territories. Please apply online or by mail using the links below if you're from Alabama, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, or Wisconsin.

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Apply online, renew your certificate, and more using the Connecticut Educator Certification System (CECS).
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Follow this process to apply for your certificate by mail from an enhanced reciprocity state.

Additional Resources

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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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Certification Laws and Regulations

Explore Connecticut’s certification laws and regulations.
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Connecticut Teacher Certifications

Review the certificates available to educators.
Certificate Levels
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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the top questions about certification.
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