Applying for certification
Please follow the process below if you completed an approved educator preparation program in Connecticut. We have different processes for non-public school teachers, vocational teachers, and teachers from outside the state.
We will process your applications in 2-3 months.
1. Application form
Apply using our secure online system or mail us a completed ED 170A application form. Include your $50 nonrefundable application review payment.
IMPORTANT: We don’t accept personal checks. 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. Official transcripts
You can either mail us your official undergraduate/graduate transcript in its sealed envelope OR have the university send your e-transcript to us at email@example.com.
Connecticut State Department of Education
PO Box 150471
Hartford, CT 06115-0471