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

Bureau of Certification

Bureau of Certification

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Provide Your Special Skills to Our Students

Connecticut schools need your special talents to help their students thrive. This page features the resources you need to apply for certification as a:

  • Speech and language pathologist
  • School counselor
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker
  • School nurse-teacher
  • School dental hygienist-teacher
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Apply Online

Apply online, renew your certificate, and more using the Connecticut Educator Certification System (CECS).
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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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How To Apply
Keep the application process running smoothly by following the process based on where you’re from:
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Professional Responsibilities
Read Connecticut’s ethics rules for teachers, including special services professionals.
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Certification Laws and Regulations
Explore Connecticut’s certification laws and regulations.
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FAQs
Get answers to the top questions about certification.
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